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Docklands and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Docklands and surrounding areas

"Canary Wharf's exclusive developments look stunning when reflected in the docks below."

Suzi Robertson

"The transformation of London Docklands has been tremendous in the last few decades."

Suzi Robertson

"Canary Wharf's striking developments offer views as far as the eye can see..."

Suzi Robertson

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Where do Docklands and surrounding areas locals go?

Cineworld

The Cineworld at West India Quay is moments from bars and restaurants, so grab a drink and food before and after the showings.

Crossrail Place

Not just a terminal for Crossrail, but a mecca for restaurants and shopping. There is also a lovely relaxing winter garden.

The Gun

A lovely riverside tavern hidden on the east side of the Isle with excellent food. The best place for a Sunday roast in East London and a good selection of real ales too.

Gaucho

The best steak house and part of an upmarket chain. Sumptuous décor, delicious cocktails and perfectly cooked steak that you can choose from a board carried by the waiter.

Burger & Lobster

Amazing burger and lobster at very reasonable prices!

Il Bianco

The best food at this little hidden gem in London! Great for occasions and loads of specials - the seafood is the best thing they do.

Billingsgate Market

If you're cooking up a seafood dinner, this is the place to go to pick up high-quality and reasonably priced fish - way better than the supermarket.

Mudchute Park and Farm

An excellent activity for children and adults alike. The farm has a host of animals that you can feed and the park is an oasis of calm just moments from the businesses in Canary Wharf. You can also book horse riding lessons at the stables, admire the allotments or enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast at the farm kitchen.

Museum of London Docklands

The Museum of London Docklands is set within a nineteenth century sugar, rum and coffee warehouse! It tells visitors all about the history of London Docklands and trade with the rest of the world.

Sticks'n'Sushi

A great place to go if you are a fan of contemporary Japanese cuisine. Try the "Beef tataki" with smoked cheese, chives and soy roasted almonds - it's amazing and they also offer a very wide selection of premium sake.

Canada Square Park

Whether it's a music event, car exhibition or watching a top sporting match on one of the big screens, sit back and grab a drink in the heart of Canary Wharf.

Docklands Nails

Friendly, efficient and great value!

The Breakfast Club

Delicious breakfasts throughout the day. An excellent place to meet up with friends at the weekend.

Hazev

Amazing Turkish pastries and much more! It's the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch, with lovely views as well.

Island Gardens

Get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a picnic, dog walking or simply reading a book - but don't let the lovely views distract you!

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Dantastic Musical Baby & Toddler Class


Dantastic's Musical Baby & Toddler class is a brilliant hour of interactive singing games dancing puppets parachutes and bubbles led by Dantastic himself. Website

Gymboree Docklands


Gymboree are the experts in early childhood development and we know children, we know what works, what engages, and what is appropriate for the many different developmental stages between birth and age 5. Website

Boutique Beauty Pilates & Dance

Westferry Studios
No membership no joining fee no contracts- getting fit and looking beautiful is easy at this dance and beauty studio in Limehouse. Their lively timetable covers pilates yoga pregnancy yoga and more as well as children and toddler ballet and children's hip hop dancing coming soon! Boutique Beauty, Pilates & Dance also offers a number of treatments including waxing, spray tans, body treatments and facials. Prices: Classes are continuous and don't break for holidays. You can purchase blocks of classes for £60 for six (adult class) sessions and these can be redeemed on any weekly class or carried over to a following week (excluding classes organised by external providers). We are offering a limited timetable at weekends and classes are available as 6-week courses at £75 per course. Website

David Stinson Holiday Schools

St Edmunds School,
May Half Term: Alice in Funkyland - The 'Hip' Tale A more modernised adaptation of 'Alice in Wonderland', that is more cool and trendy for our very cool kids. Summer Week 1: Fame The Musical - Street Style A children's version of Fame The Musical that incorporates street dance rather than technical jazz dance and ballet. Everybody loves a bit of Fame! Summer Week 2: X Factor The Musical A musical comedy based on the highs and lows of The X Factor. You'll experience talent as well as... well... not so much talent! Summer Week 3: Follow The Yellow Brick Road An adaptation of 'The Wizard of Oz' where scarecrows meet tin men and where lions fear witches and wizards. A pure comedy that will get you laughing. Summer Week 4: Ollie & Annie The Musical A cleverly adaptation and mash up of 'Annie The Musical' and 'Oliver The Musical'. Ollie and Annie become friends and help each other succeed. Website

Yoga Creation

Westferry Studios
This excellent yoga centre is situated by Westferry station on the DLR. The studio runs a breadth of different types of yoga by a collective of qualified instructors. Website

LCF Language School


Give your little ones a head start in exploring and understanding other languages. LCF Language School is running classes in French and Spanish. Children will be taught in fun, interactive sessions using games, craft, drama, story-times and active play. Website

Ole Kids

Iberica Canary Wharf
Iberica Canary Wharf wants to treat you to a FREE Ole Kids workshop when you eat at the restaurant on Saturdays or Sundays. Every weekend one of our fabulous Ole Kids teachers will be at Iberica Canary Wharf to entertain the children, play, do arts and crafts, read stories and teach them some basic Spanish words while you eat the amazing tapas and relax with a glass of beautiful Spanish wine. Website
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