See the Winter Lights at Canary Wharf

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An inviting pathway in London's financial district

We’re now well into January and all thoughts of Christmas are behind us. All of our unwanted gifts have been swapped for gift vouchers, we’ve finally eaten the last of the frozen food and all the decorations are safely in the attic. Christmas is over! Fact!

A festively-lit street in Canary Wharf, London
A festively-lit street in Canary Wharf, London

That’s true, except in Canary Wharf, London’s flashy business district where you’d be fooled into thinking we were still very much in the festive period. We visited on Saturday (17 Jan) to find almost every single tree in the district still bedecked in twinkly lights. It was lovely to stroll around amidst the striking architecture of the UK’s financial centre.

An inviting pathway in London's financial district
An inviting pathway in London’s financial district

Canary Wharf normally isn’t on tourist lists as it doesn’t have any traditional or major tourist attractions. If you have time though, the area is well worth seeing. The abundance of glass, steel and marble lends an almost Singapore or Hong Kong feel to the area. It’s futuristic look makes it very easy to forget you’re in the centre of one of the world’s most history-filled cities.

Trees twinkle in the darkness in Canary Wharf, London
Trees twinkle in the darkness in Canary Wharf, London

The festive lights are being left on until 28 February, coinciding with the last day you can go ice skating in Canada Square Park. That leaves plenty of time to go check it out for yourself. Don’t forget, the area boasts plenty of restaurants and shopping, so make a day of it!

There’s a lot more information about the area on the official Canary Wharf website.

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