Summer staycation in London
Looking at the impressive Canary Wharf skyline, you’d never guess the docklands area was devastated during World War II. The area is filled with hidden gems, and you can discover them by making it part of an unforgettable summer staycation in London.
Most of the other highlights to consider taking during your getaway in the city are relatively easy distances from Canary Wharf, so there’s no need to limit yourself to it. However, you may find that’s easier said than done.
Keep reading and find out why you might be tempted to ditch those other attractions altogether.
Great reasons for a staycation
A staycation, whether planned in advance or a last-minute getaway, is a great option in 2021. Travelling abroad right now can require more time and money than are worth it, and it’s bound to be stressful, especially if the destination country institutes stricter Covid-19 restrictions.
The planet’s also in need of some TLC at the moment, and a summer staycation lets you have a wonderful break in a way that’s more eco-friendly than flying halfway around the world. No expensive plane tickets mean a bigger staycation budget for you – luxury accommodation and restaurants, here you come (if that’s your thing, of course).
There are fewer tourists in the city this year, which means smaller crowds.
If you need another great reason, Canary Wharf is just one of the city’s districts to be part of the Let’s Do London campaign. This means there’s plenty to see and do. Let’s take a glimpse at a few of the highlights.
Explore Canary Wharf’s highlights
The best things about Canary Wharf are sure to leave an impression on you. These are a few attractions to think about adding to your summer staycation list.
The district has been beautified by 75 stunning examples of public art. See them by following the Canary Wharf Art Trail. If you’d prefer to follow a trail that leads you past plants from around the world, check out the oh-so-Instagrammable Crossrail Roof Gardens.
Explore the history of the area and go all the way back to ancient Roman times at the Museum of London Docklands. If you want to spend some time relaxing in the sunshine, head to Jubilee Park. Designed by the office of Jacques Wirtz, the park is on the roof of an Underground station.
Take the cinematic experience to the next level at Canary Wharf Everyman Cinema. The boutique setting boasts armchairs and footrests. Just the thing for a summer staycation!
Stroll around the Limehouse Marina, where you’ll find gorgeous buildings, an array of wildlife such as herons and swans, and a selection of tempting restaurants and gastropubs – one of them being Gordon Ramsey’s The Narrow.
Look further afield, and you’ll find an abundance of other attractions you can enjoy on a last-minute getaway. Among them are open-air theatre performances to festivals, museums, landmarks, nature reserves, and more.
Where to stay in Canary Wharf
Why not treat yourself to a stylish summer staycation in a part of London that has a thoroughly unique character? Base yourself at Fraser Place Canary Wharf, where you’ll find blissfully comfortable rooms, convenient amenities, and service with a smile.
Contact us today for more information.