Health and well-being in Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf is a prime destination for anyone seeking out well-being activities and experiences in one of the UK’s trendiest boroughs.
Recharge, reset and retreat with Wharf Wellness this month. Our four-day feel-good festival starts on 27 September 2023, and invites you to supercharge your self-care practices by exploring and experiencing a feast of local well-being experiences.
Wharf Wellness features exclusive taster sessions and special offers and discounts to provide you with plenty of inspiration. The experiences range from mindful eating tutorials to vegan cooking classes, make-up tutorials from iconic make-up artist Bobbi Brown, to introductory classes at London’s newest luxury padel court, Padium.
Attendees at Wharf Wellness can enjoy relaxing open water swimming and free yoga Canary Wharf classes for all ages to get in some rejuvenating physical activity in laid-back new formats. You can also try boxing in Canary Wharf with BXR for a more dynamic physical experience or participate in our immersive Cork and Canvas event co-hosted by Pergola on the Wharf.
Wharf Wellness is set to offer all Vertus residents and attendees an opportunity to transform their lives with habits that enhance every day. Whether it’s joining a gym, taking up a stimulating sport, or discovering a new favourite well-being-supporting product, the event features discounts, offers, and brand-new experiences in abundance. All you need to do is come along!
Rise and Shine with Yoga
Yoga is one of the best ways to experience the city’s unique relaxation opportunities in a novel way. Imagine practising yoga while overlooking the wharf and its striking green and blue spaces, while enjoying a profound sense of tranquillity and connectedness.
Top Rooftop Yoga Spots for Well-Being Enthusiasts
There are various offers and pop-up sessions for yoga via the Canary Wharf app. Enjoy waterside yoga on the Harbour Quay boardwalk, or home in on quiet birdsong as a backdrop for a class in the Crossrail Roof Garden. What’s more, relaxing indoor yoga can be enjoyed all year round in the Wellness Studio at 10 George Street – our residential apartment building with homes to rent.
Ace Your Day with Padel in the Heart of the City
Padel is a racket sport that originated in Mexico. It shares many qualities with tennis and is usually played in an enclosed court by four players. When you play padel, you get an excellent physical workout and it provides mental relaxation, especially if you play alongside good friends.
The top padel Canary Wharf spots give you a chance to meet like-minded people in the neighbourhood, helping to foster new social connections and add more fun to your day.
Where to Find Padel Courts in Canary Wharf
Padium, located at Bank Street Park, is the best spot to enjoy padel in Canary Wharf. The premium indoor and outdoor padel courts offer world-class courts, locker rooms, a pro store, and a smoothie bar. Perfect for Newfoundland residents, who are just a few minutes’ walk away from this exciting new venue.
The court has facilities for novice to professional players, dedicated coaches, on-site kit stores, and hosts regular padel competitions. Players of all levels of skill are welcome to enter and will enjoy opportunities to sharpen their skills alongside trained Padium coaches. The courts can be hired privately for events, as can the mezzanine floor and its digital screens, lounge area, table tennis, and meeting facilities.
Padium is open daily from 6am to 11pm with 60-, 90-, and 120-minute slots. Pay as you play or invest in a padel membership to secure optimal value while you learn this restorative new sport.
Relaxing with a good book at a library in Canary Wharf
The Idea Store offers library services in Canary Wharf at Churchill Place, showcasing a modern community space that invites people to gather, brainstorm and inspire one another.
Waterstones in Cabot Mall also has an exceptional range of books to browse and purchase. Once you have your chosen literature, head to a quiet and tranquil spot like Crossrail Roof Garden for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. Or, join the Vertus+ Book Club? Meet your fellow neighbours once a month to discuss the plot and writing styles over a glass of bubbles.
Educational Facilities and Services
The Idea Store offers Story Time for children up to 5 years of age, from Monday to Saturday, 10:30 to 11am. Free monthly adult Book Group sessions at 6:30pm on the third Thursday of each month, Homework Club at 4pm on Thursdays, and Art Club sessions at 3pm each Saturday.
The Power of Boxing for Mind and Body
Boxing gets your endorphins flowing and provides a much-needed physical outlet. It’s a highly effective stress-relieving activity and contributes to overall health and wellness by allowing you to build physical fitness and stamina in an engaging way.
Boxing Gyms and Classes in Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf boxing enthusiasts can enjoy coached classes at SWEAT by BXR, experiencing cardio and boxing group training. The studio offers classes for participants of all skill levels, along with world-class amenities and equipment in the heart of London.
Third Space in the heart of Canda Square, Canary Wharf also offers Combat classes and training classes. This high-end fitness club doesn’t stop there, with additional faculties including a rock wall, swimming, and other coached classes.
Exploring Healthy Food Options in Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf has a diverse range of health-conscious dining facilities. Spots like Mallow offer 100% plant based and sustainable options, and eateries like Atis, Biang at Wharf Kitchen, Birleys Salad Bar, Farmer J, and Feels Like June offer a range of delectable and healthy dishes, including plenty of vegan and vegetarian options.
Our top recommendations also include restaurants like Gallio, Garbanzos, Indi-Go at Wharf Kitchen, Island Poke, and Kaleido for nutritious, colourful meals that nurture your well-being.
Discover Canary Wharf restaurants here.
Finding Peace and Balance in Canary Wharf
Whether you want to get fit, find a new activity for relaxation, work up a sweat, or nourish your body with delicious and nutrient-filled foods, Canary Wharf offers a wealth of well-being opportunities for everyone. Wellness forms a core pillar of the year-round curated Vertus+ programme, offering residents a chance to get competitive at Games Night with Padium, or relax with a Clarins facial after work.
Visit Canary Wharf or become a Vertus resident to experience all the activities mentioned for yourself. Embrace well-being in the Estate with soothing library visits, when you play padel, or enjoy boxing sessions, yoga, and much more.