5 festive things to do in Canary Wharf this Christmas

Mince pies at the ready – the countdown to Christmas has begun. Here are five Christmassy activities you can do in Canary Wharf that are guaranteed to give you that festive feeling.

Ice skating

The Canary Wharf ice rink is now open and you have three months to practice your moves. It’s a great experience even if you’re not a proficient skater; it has a Christmassy feel and we love the 8km of LEDs lighting up the ice.

Date: 4th November – 25th February
Time: Up to 11 sessions per day
Location: Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AB

Christmas shopping

There’s no reason to leave your Christmas shopping to the last minute this year when you can get a staggering 30% discount on selected products at the end of November. Lots of shops will be participating so it’s a great chance to pick up a bargain for yourself or a Christmas present for a loved one.

Date: 25th November – 27th November
Time: All day
Location: Canary Wharf Shopping Centre


The legendary Roka brunch isn’t particularly Christmassy, but it’s just what the doctor ordered in the midst of Christmas mayhem. We recommend booking a table the weekend before Christmas for a final farewell to friends before everyone heads off home for the holidays. Prices start at £49.00 per person and include a range of Japanese food with a free Bellini or Bloody Mary on arrival and unlimited wine throughout brunch.

Date: Weekends
Time: Brunch
Location: Roka, 4 Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5FW

Santa’s Grotto

Tis the season to be jolly, so get all the family involved and visit Santa in Canary Wharf this Christmas. There are plenty of events in Santa’s Grotto for children, including face painting and a Gingerbread Treasure Trail.

Date: Every weekend throughout December and daily from Thursday 22nd December through to Christmas Eve.
Time: 11am – 5pm
Location: Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5NY

Festive films

If you’ve ever wanted to watch a new movie on your sofa, rather than sitting on uncomfortable cinema chairs, then look no further! The Everyman Cinema in Canary Wharf has comfy sofas and screens a range of the latest films. Order yourself a pizza and a cocktail to your chair and settle in for an evening of festive fun.

Date: Various
Time: Various
Location: Everyman Canary Wharf, 2 Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AR

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