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A DesignMyNight guide to the best bars in Canary Wharf

By Sophia Wood-Burgess

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This business district has loosened its tie - there are so many brilliant pubs and bars to visit on a night out in Canary Wharf.

Canary Wharf is quickly becoming a London hotspot for young professionals, thanks to the thriving local scene. If you’re thinking of relocating to the East London borough, these are the pubs and bars you're going to want to know about, courtesy of DesignMyNight.

Stuart Harris, our Foxtons Canary Wharf Sales Manager, said:

Canary Wharf is well know as London’s central business district with towering office buildings and luxurious residential properties which overlook the River Thames. But, there is so much more to the area than this.

The area is steeped in history from London’s industrial past – from Grade I listed warehouse conversions in West India Quay to the cobbled streets of Limehouse – there is so much to explore. In recent years, there has been a huge amount of investment in a plethora of shops, bars, restaurants and leisure activities which makes it the vibrant and thriving community it is today.

Canary Wharf is also extremely well connected, and the opening of the Elizabeth Line has been a huge draw for many looking to relocate to the area. Whether it is a nice stroll along the Thames path, a pub lunch, shopping or just grabbing a coffee with some friends, there is something for everyone here. It's a must visit in London’s East End.

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Bars & Pubs in Canary Wharf

The Sipping Room

The Sipping Room boasts a large alfresco terrace overlooking the docks, that’s decked out with floral foliage and gorgeous decor. It’s certainly up there with one of the prettiest spots to drink in East London, with a 27-strong cocktail menu (not including their epic sharing cocktails). There’s also a range of world craft beers and ales, as well as delicious low- and no-alcohol options, and all-day dining options if you find yourself feeling peckish.

Address: 16 Hertsmere Road, Canary Wharf, London E14 4AX

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The Alchemist

If you haven’t visited The Alchemist yet, we’re at a loss for words, to be honest. The cult bar is home to an unassuming terrace that is perfect for watching the world go by over a cocktail. Newbies should order ‘The Colour Changing One’, a delicious blend of Grey Goose Vodka, Briotett apple, soda, citrus and, of course, magic, which changes colour whilst you’re sipping it. Be sure to charge your phone for this one, you could easily fill up your camera roll here.

Address: 1 Reuters Plaza, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AJ

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La Terraza

For a taste of chilled out, Spanish vibes by way of Canary Wharf, head to La Terraza. Tucked away in a corner of Cabot Square, this beautiful bar and terrace is inspired by alfresco dining on the streets of Barcelona and Madrid. In true Spanish style, menu highlights include plenty of tapas options, and as for drinks, guests can expect cocktails, sparkling wines, beers, and, of course, sangria. Salud!

Address: La Terraza Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 4QQ

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Humble Grape

Having a bad day? Wine. Catch up with friends? Wine. Friday night? You guessed it, wine. The Humble Grape Canary Wharf is the fifth instalment of the independent wine bar, which offers an ever-changing wine list, featuring 30 wines all served by the glass, as well as over 400 bottled options available from 16 countries, and 95 vineyards. You could say it’s a wine lover's paradise and one thing’s certain - when you visit, you’ll be back time and time again.

Address: 18 - 20 Mackenzie Walk, Canary Wharf, London E14 4PH

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Another destination for the vino lovers, Vagabond Canary Wharf offers panoramic views over the water, as well as serving 120 wines by the glass, and a newly introduced self-pour craft beer wall - it’s all very fancy. If you’re looking for something extra special, this place also offers private wine tastings, and a wine subscription for those who are truly passionate about what's in their glass.

Address: Unit 3, 25 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 4QA

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Electric Shuffle

If you’re looking for something a little more than just drinks, Electric Shuffle offers expertly crafted cocktails, as well as ten shuffleboard tables that are sure to ignite your competitive spirit. Head down with friends and enjoy games, drinks and pizza galore, or visit on a weekend for their renowned bottomless brunch option, offering guests free-flowing prosecco, pizza and plenty of shuffleboard. It’s certainly a brunch experience with a twist.

Address: 10 Cabot Square, North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 4EY

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If you're considering moving to the area, learn more about the local market in Canary Wharf and talk to our team of Canary Wharf estate agents.

Looking for more of the best London pubs and bars? Visit DesignMyNight and follow them on Instagram and Facebook; @DesignMyNight. If you're more hungry than thirsty, check out the DesignMyNight guide to Canary Wharf restaurants.

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