Tuesday 27 November 2012 – Media Release

Festive Shopping at Canary Wharf this

As the festive season approaches, ChristmasCanary Wharf offers a solution to your pre-Christmas frenzy. Offering their annual festive shopping event – Winter’s Most Wanted on Thursday 29 November – this cosmopolitan destination makes for the perfect festive day out. With over 240 bars, restaurants and shops and presenting another new addition to the estate, the very first bridal store Les Trois Soeurs, Canary Wharf offers something for everyone.

On Thursday 29 November, Canary Wharf’s annual festive shopping event returns with Winter’s Most Wanted. This one-off event is the perfect opportunity to pick up all your Christmas gifts. Leading brands such as Alfred Dunhill, Aspinal of London, Aquascutum, Whistles and LK Bennett will be offering up to 30% off and those spending over £10 can pick up a coveted Canary Wharf goodie bag, and don’t miss a complimentary skincare consultation or a divine hand and arm massage at Molton Brown. To jazz things up, The Ruby Shoes will be performing a compilation of songs from the 1930’s right up to the present day, while professional pianist Tokio Myers tickles the ivories. Meanwhile fashion shows in Canada Place and Jubilee Place will provide style inspiration for the season ahead!

New to Canary Wharf this autumn is leading name in bridal wear Les Trois Soeurs. It’s new flagship store in Canada Place features carefully chosen accessories by the connoisseurs of the bridal design field, allowing each bride an individual and exclusive piece for their special day. The pieces are hand selected from all over the world creating a unique and fabulous combination – the three sisters allow brides to feel totally at ease with the wealth of experience and knowledge they provide. Designers such as Temperley, Amanda Wakely, Sassi Holdford, Caroline Castigliano and Stewart Parvin are all stocked in this flagship Canary Wharf store.

Elsewhere on the estate, Church’s Shoes, one of the world’s most renowned footwear specialists, has recently launched its new Roberto Baciocchi designed store in Canary Wharf’s Cabot Square. With over 140 years of experience in quality handcrafted shoemaking, Church’s now offers a range that extends well beyond shoes to classic English leather goods, accessories and elegant clothing for both men and women.

Shopping aside, Canary Wharf offers a fantastic line-up of festive events. Keep little ones entertained with Art and Craft workshops, Santa’s Showtime performances and the rather whimsical and magical theme new Santa’s Grotto in Canary Wharf’s Jubilee Place, along with Festive Face Painting and an exciting Magical Treasure Trail. Visit the recently-unveiled Ice Rink, Canary Wharf which features London’s first ‘skate path’ or watch top international ice sculpting teams compete against the clock chiseling and carving in stunning ice displays in the London Ice Sculpting Festival (11 – 13 January 2013).

Camille Waxer, Chief Administrative Officer of Canary Wharf Group comments: “The festive season is always an exciting time at Canary Wharf and ‘Winter’s Most Wanted’ is the perfect opportunity to pick up some early Christmas gifts. Complemented by fantastic restaurants and an excellent Christmas events program, including our new ice rink, Canary Wharf makes for a great festive family day out.”

For further information, please contact:

Rosie Kempson/Clarissa Knox
The Communication Group
T: 020 7630 1411
E: rkempson/cknox@thecommunicationgroup.co.uk

Hamish McDougall
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2326
M: 07779 888 075
E: Hamish.mcdougall@canarywharf.com


Winter’s Most Wanted
Thursday 29 November 2012
Canada Place, Churchill Place, Cabot Place and Jubilee Place
Fashion show times 12pm, 1:30pm, 5:45pm and 7:15pm
Discounts and offers are subject to participating stores only. Goodie bags are distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Available in Jubilee Place after 5pm
Terms and conditions apply

Les Trois Soeurs
36 Beaufort Court, Admiral’s Way, Canary Wharf, E14 9XL

Church’s English Shoes
Cabot Place, Canary Wharf, E14 4QT

Children’s Festive Activities
1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 December 2012, 11am- 5pm
Throughout the shopping malls, Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf Ice Rink
Saturday, November 03, 2012 – Sunday, January 13, 2013
Mon to Sat 9.45am – 11pm and Sun 9.45am-7.30pm
Prices vary, visit www.skatecanarywharf.com for more details on party bookings and ticket prices
Christmas Party Bookings are now being taken for November and December, contact events@icerinkcanarywharf.co.uk or 020 7536 8400

*All skating lessons must be booked in advance either online or in person at the box office.
All Canary Wharf Arts & Events are listed at www.canarywharf.com

Santa’s Grotto
1, 2, 8, 9, 15-24 December 2012, 11am – 5pm
Jubilee Place Mall, Canary Wharf
*£2 donations required
Arrive early to avoid disappointment

London Ice Sculpting Festival
Friday 11 – Sunday 13 January 2013
Wood Wharf, Montgomery Square, Jubilee Park and throughout the Shopping Malls
Times vary


About Canary Wharf Group plc

Canary Wharf Group has achieved one of the greatest feats of civic transformation – an iconic urban regeneration, designing and constructing over 15 million square feet of office and retail space across its 97 acre East London Estate.

There are more than 200 shops, bars and restaurants at Canary Wharf. Recent fashion openings include Tiffany & Co., Alfred Dunhill and Jaeger. Seven new bars and restaurants have opened in the past 18 months to critical acclaim, creating over 400 jobs.

Canary Wharf’s world-class Arts & Events programme includes over 100 events each year.
20% of the Estate is landscaped parks, plazas and walkways with over 1,000 trees, 88 floral species and each year 70,000 seasonal plants are planted.

Canary Wharf also has one of Britain’s highest concentrations of ‘green’ roofs, reducing energy use and encouraging biodiversity. CWG has been named one of the Sunday Times Best Green Companies in Britain for the past three years.
95,000 people work at Canary Wharf, with the population projected to double by 2025.
Canary Wharf Group plc (CWG) is an integrated property development, investment and management group of companies.