A CITY OF LEISURE
The O2, just 6 minutes away offers world-class rock and pop acts throughout the year. Movie fans will find themselves quite literally surrounded by multi-screen cinemas from The O2 to Westfield to West India Quay. For lovers of classic and world cinema, Canary Wharf ’s boutique movie theatre The Everyman in new Crossrail Place offers a distinctly different film programme and a statement bar.
Theatre buffs can enjoy shows at the Barbican, or West End runs and South Bank events, which are all less than 30 minutes away, or enjoy one of the hundreds of arts events hosted by Canary Wharf across the year. Add to that a seasonal ice rink at Canary Wharf along with a choice of world class gyms and health clubs, bowling and casino action at Westfield Stratford City and indoor ‘virtual golf ’ facilities where you can play the finest courses in the world, and you’ll find so much to do right on your doorstep.
The East London Vibe...
There are so many fine bars, cafes, diners and restaurants within easy reach of Blackwall Reach
that it’s almost impossible to know where to begin.
On your doorstep there’s the innovative Quilombero at Republic, East India Dock, a pop-up restaurant or as it calls itself, a Genovese Argentinian Canteen.
Eateries at Canary Wharf include the award-winning Roka and its contemporary Japanese Robatayaki cuisine. Another firm favourite is Gauchos, with its unusual South American menu while the new Crossrail Place promises a variety of delights including Big Easy and Sticks'n'Sushi.
For that very special occasion, there’s a wide selection of Michelin-starred legends in the City. Galvin La Chapelle has won multiple awards for its modern French cuisine, while St John takes a fresh and distinctly imaginative approach to traditional British food. As you’d expect, Angler is all about the best in seafood – but it’s also distinctly popular for its sophisticated rooftop bar.
Shoreditch provides a thrilling alternative to the stately grandeur of City dining, with a mix of red hot gastropubs, bistros, ultra-inventive eateries and high octane nightspots. Try The Dispensary or The George Tavern for the best in East London gastropubs, or Hawksmoor and the Princess of Shoreditch for quirky and innovative restaurant fare.
And of course, Westfield Stratford City is home to over thirty different and sometimes quirky bars, cafes and restaurants offering anything from street food to an elegant champagne bar.