Canary WharfCanary Wharf, Greater London
If you’re travelling to Central London any time soon, you'll want to know all about the most exciting places to visit like Canary Wharf! Not only is this a fantastic place in terms of how many attractions, shops and restaurants it offers for families but there are lots of free family-friendly activities to enjoy throughout the seasons as well!
Plus, there's always something to do here, especially this half-term!
Fancy cutting some shapes ice skating? Canary Wharf has opened London's longest-running seasonal ice rink! How long? 18 weeks! Enjoy family quality time and embrace the changing seasons.
To make things more exciting, the ice rink holds fabulous themed skate nights with a DJ and tunes blasting. Even the little ones can enjoy the skating rink with adorable penguin skate aids.
There's also a Grandstand Bar where the grown-ups can enjoy a few cocktails, and beverages while nibbling on tasty treats! You can also warm up with some delicious hot chocolate or the best coffee around!
Head over to an interactive installation that is all about encouraging curiosity about our emotions. With many global issues arising, the Rubin Museum has used the Buddhist psychology of the Variochana Mandala, in this immersive experience to provide a sense of relief using a scent and sound-stimulated guide to our emotions. Curious?
Welcome to London's first-ever story-based immersive art exhibit! 'Latent Spaces' is an immersive exploration through 4 captivating spaces within Illusionaires. With differing narratives in each space, it'll blur the lines between reality and simulation! It's a breathtaking and spectacular art exhibit that will have you watching in awe.
Fancy watching a movie? Then relax in style as you snuggle down onto a soft sofa, have snacks delivered straight to you and drinks too! Everyman Cinema is the cinema to visit if you're looking for a relaxing experience watching the newest blockbuster!
Race at Canary Wharf's brand new track - it's the UK's fastest indoor go-karting track and there's nothing else like it! Adrenaline lovers will adore this. Juniors (aged 10-13 years old) can race the latest generation electric karts on the UK’s finest indoor track. Pick from the Junior Sprint (15 minutes), Junior Double Sprint (2 x 15 minutes) or book a birthday package including pizza, 30 minutes of racing and a 45-minute table reservation! Parents or guardians can also get behind the wheel in the exhilarating Family Go Karting activity. In this activity, juniors aged 10-13 years and Adults can race together in the Family Sprint (15 minutes) or the Family Double Sprint (2 x 15 minutes).
Not only that but The Race Lounge is the place to be, where you can experience epic racing simulators and a GIANT Scalextric track. It's the ultimate experience for those 10+. You can race the latest cars on iconic tracks as a full motion racing simulator - it's a huge hit for the kids!
If you're looking for fun activities to occupy your kiddies then head over to the sensational multisensory experience play area at Harbour Quay Gardens.
Staying at Canary Wharf
Make a weekend out of your trip to London and stay at the newly-opened TRIBE hotel. Kickstart your day with a delicious breakfast at the in-house eatery, Feels Like June. The TRIBE hotel is perfect for families who want to stay over and play again the next day.
Parks and Gardens
With 8.25 football pitches worth of parks, gardens and waterside promenades, there are a lot of green spaces to explore. Check out one of the largest rooftop gardens in London (Crossrail Place Roof Garden), the waterside boardwalk at Harbour Quay Gardens and the beautiful cascading water features in Jubilee Park. There are plenty of public outdoor spaces to enjoy a chilled weekend with the family.
You won’t be short of food and drink here, as there are plenty of places to grab something to eat or to have a sit-down meal with the family! From flavoursome Mexican food at Wahaca, fresh, handmade pasta at Emilia's Crafted Pasta, healthy and affordable udon dishes at Marugame Udon, and Meditteranean flavours and great pizza at Gallio. And many many more!
Pricing & Tickets
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Plan Your Visit
Typical visit time 2 - 3 hours
Suitable for Kids and Adults too
Yes, there is parking onsite.