What's on in Canary Wharf

Thursday 20 November 2014 by Maya Singer Hobbs Canary Wharf is not just the business hub of London; it also has an abundance of events happening all year around the calendar. We’ve created this guide to let you know about some of the great things coming up other the next few months.

Upcoming events  

Ice Rink Canary Wharf  

1st November - 28th February 2015, Canada Square Park

Not only is the ice rink at Canary Wharf one of the largest outdoor rinks in London this year, it also features London’s first skate path, taking skaters on a fairy-light lit tour under trees before looping back onto the main rink. The onsite restaurant and bar, along with an outdoor viewing platform, allows non-skaters to be involved in the fun as well!  

Elvis at The O2: The Exhibition of His Life

12th December – 31st August 2015, The O2

Showcasing over 300 artefacts from the Graceland Archives, this retrospective of Elvis Presley’s life gives an insight into his life, his music and how Elvis himself impacted popular culture.  

Winter Lights Festival

9th – 11th January throughout Canary Wharf

With the festivities over, winter nights once again become cold and dark. However, in Canary Wharf the Winter Lights Festival presents an alternative. Featuring sculptures, projections, lasers and digital art, produced by over 11 artists from 9 countries, a walk around Canary Wharf is sure to banish those winter blues. Family friendly and free.  

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Swan Lake

25th January, Cineworld West India Quay

Swan Lake, performed by the world renowned Bolshoi ballet, is broadcast live from Moscow, Russia. Choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich and set to Tchaikovsky’s lyrical score this is sure to moving and spectacular.  

Canary Wharf Squash Classic

23rd – 27th March, East Wintergarden

Once again London’s East Wintergarden hosts the Professional Squash Association Canary Wharf Squash Classic. After five sell-out years this one is sure to be a success, and not to be missed.  

The O2 Arena

As ever, the O2 has an impressive line-up this season, and something for everyone, including Ennio Morricone, Lionel Richie, Nicki Minaj and the amazing Fleetwood Mac, to name but a few. Please see the website for more details and to view the full line-up. SACO advises booking early to avoid disappointment.  

Canary Wharf Exhibitions

Throughout Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf has one of the UK’s largest collections of Public Art, with over 65 pieces of art and sculpture. As well as the static pieces, there are a number of exhibitions throughout the year. Talking Statues is a project where statues are animated by writers and actors, after swiping your phone on a tag, you get a phone call from “the statue”. “Couple on a Seat” is Canary Wharf’s Talking Statue and offers a comedic view on married life, performed by Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar and written by Nikesh Shukla.      

Want to find out more?

For a more detailed list of everything happening in Canary Wharf take a look here.

SACO Canary Wharf - Trinity Tower is located within Canary Wharf and provide a great base for exploring the area and also the rest of London. Our apartments are the ideal hotel alternative – return from your day to your own home-from-home and put your feet up with a glass of wine!  

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