Oct 24th 2019
As part of our neighbourhood exploration series, we discover more about the area around our Canary Wharf office…
If you’re thinking of moving to an office in the premier financial hub of London, you should consider our Canary Wharf office at 5 Harbour Exchange Square.
This workspace offers rare flexibility for the area, with short-term contracts available and a range of office suites available. With ample natural light and beautiful views across Canary Wharf, the offices are ideal for businesses of any size. Not only are the offices well-equipped with onsite meeting rooms, fully stocked kitchens and ready-to-go internet connectivity, there is also a large roof terrace from which the inspiring views can be enjoyed.
A shining financial hub
Originally a bustling dock, Canary Wharf is now one of the most recognisable business centres in the world. With its glittering skyscrapers and instantly recognisable skyline, this area of London is a thriving business hub.
The culture of Canary Wharf revolves largely around the work-hard, play-hard culture of the businesses based here. From the shining office buildings that rise 50 storeys above ground to the many wonderful bars and restaurants in the area, there’s plenty to explore and do.
Caffeine is a must when working in the UK’s busiest business centre and Canary Wharf has coffee shops aplenty. Aside from the usual fare, there’s Notes, right in the heart of the station area serving excellent coffees; Taylor St. Baristas, an Aussie-founded coffee vendor; and Café Samba, with plenty of unusual options to choose from.
Lunchtime foodie exploration
Aside from the numerous eateries that are standard across London, Canary Wharf boasts the Giant Robot foodie space that gives you “rooftop” vibes without having to brave the weather. This glamorous, garden-filled space has a line-up of delicious street traders, from Black Bear Burger to Yum Bun and everything in between.
Though perhaps not so well-known to those who haven’t worked in Canary Wharf before, there are plenty of fantastic restaurants to dine in. For dinner, try Gaucho Canary, a slick waterfront steakhouse; Roka, a Japanese restaurant with a tableside robata grilling experience; and Boisdale, a Scottish-themed restaurant with delicious food and live jazz.
Businesses in Canary Wharf know how to work hard, but they also know how to enjoy their time after work. There’s the beautiful The Ivy in the Park, serving drinks in a greenery-filled glass building; Rum & Sugar, a cocktail bar in a former rum warehouse; Brewdog, a fine craft brew joint; and Capeesh Sky Bar, a 48th floor bar with a view.
A surprising shopping centre
You might recognise the bustling business district occupying the street level of Canary Wharf, but underneath lies a shopping mall to rival many of London’s above-ground centres. You can browse in many high street stores, as well as upscale boutiques and luxury vendors. Why not pop into Montblanc or Aspinal of London for office supplies that are sure to impress?
A history of London’s waterways
The Museum of London Docklands offers free exhibitions and introductions into the capital’s waterways and their history. With walking tours and craft opportunities, this is a good way to spend a lunch break doing something a bit different.
Find out how your business can join this thriving location in the business hub of London. With high-speed Wi-Fi provided as standard, check out BE Office Canary Wharf for excellent value and flexible workspaces.
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