Plan a fun filled day out in one of London’s most vibrant new districts from outdoor jazz to one of the largest inner-city farms in Europe.
Crossrail Place Roof Garden
The garden is almost exactly on the Meridian Line and is laid out so you can see which hemisphere the exotic plants came from - many are native to countries that ships once sailed to and from the West India Docks.
Theatre and music events for all ages are staged in the 60-seater performance space, and the Bloom festival, which runs from May to August and is organised by Space, an arts and community centre on the Isle of Dogs, sees community events, family shows, workshops and performances.
More information: Canary Wharf Group
Made London Contemporary Design and Craft Fair
A showcase of bespoke craft work and design at Canada Square Park.
17-20 March and 22-25 March.
Family Summer Festival
A summer celebration of outdoor music, dance, song and theatre performances for all the family, featuring the Royal Albert Hall’s Band, puppet shows and a showcase from students of the Royal Academy of Dance.
Weekends from 16 July - 7 August.
Canary Wharf Jazz Festival
London’s largest free jazz festival returns to Canada Square Park this summer, with Soweto Kinch, Omar Puente and Carleen Anderson all part of the line up over the three days.
Nashville Meets London Music Festival
The sound of country music rocks the City at this two-day festival at Canada Square Park. The line-up sees established artists perform alongside new talent from the UK and Nashville.
The Everyman cinema has a wide programme that includes family and children’s favourites.
Throughout summer the big screens in Canada Square Park show a programme that includes action from Wimbledon, films, entertainment, live opera from the Royal Opera House and other cultural events.
Museum of Docklands
Located in a former sugar warehouse on the West India Docks, the museum tells the history of the River Thames and the growth of Docklands. There are free family events most weekends. Visit Mudlarks, the interactive gallery for children up to 12 and their families and “Sailortown”, a dockside street from the mid 19th century.
Mud Chute Farm
Set in 32 acres of countryside, Mudchute Park and Farm is one of the largest inner city farms in Europe, with over 100 animals and fowl and a collection of British rare breeds.
Art at Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf has one of the largest collections of public art in the UK. Download a map and discover works by a wide range of contemporary artists.
Docklands Light Railway
Take a trip on the DLR - you can get a seat right at the front as these are driverless trains.
Experience the sights of the river on London’s Riverbus, which stops at Canary Wharf pier. Waterloo is just 30 minutes away.