Canary Wharf celebrates record-breaking 67.2 million visitors in 2023 – 22.01.24

  • 67.2 million people visited Canary Wharf between January -December 2023
  • 2023 visitor number increased by 25% when compared with 2022
  • CWG continues to see strong growth and interest across retail, leisure, and hospitality with 97% occupancy and sales at an all time high

Canary Wharf Group (CWG) today announced that it welcomed 67.2million visitors to Canary Wharf in 2023 (January to December 2023), representing a 25% increase compared to 2022.  This marks the second consecutive record-breaking year of visitors’ numbers to Canary Wharf, setting a new all-time high.

Canary Wharf is a vibrant mixed-use neighbourhood which has continued to evolve from its place as one of the world’s leading finance districts to a cultural hotspot with a thriving offering across office, residential, retail, leisure, hospitality, and sport.

Today, Canary Wharf has over 310 retailers, including 74 cafes, bars, and restaurants, 8 grocery stores and 5 health clubs including London favorites Barry’s, Third Space and Sweat by BXR. Canary Wharf is home to a growing roster of leisure and social venues catering for visitors, office workers and residents.

Canary Wharf’s sports offering has grown immensely over the last few years. From open water swimming in middle dock and the UK’s fastest indoor go karting track to free to play minigolf, the ability to explore the Wharf’s waters via GoBoat and more recently the addition of the world-class padel centre, Padium. 

In addition, Canary Wharf hosts over 100 culturally inspired events and is home to the UK’s largest free-to-visit outdoor public art collection and 16.5 acres of parks and access to 5km of waterside boardwalks.

Stuart Fyfe, MD of Retail, Leisure and Hospitality at CWG says, “The record footfall at Canary Wharf is testament to the exceptional environment we have created. Canary Wharf is a cultural hotspot with something for everyone. We’re thrilled to see such strong and continued demand for the diverse array of shops, restaurants, leisure and amenities we have available. During 2023 we able to add to our roster of retail and leisure tenants including Blacklock, mallow, Aesop, Padium, FlipOut and Illusionaries. This foot traffic shows we are delivering what visitors, resident and office customers want”.

At 97% retail occupancy during 2023, strong momentum continues to carry over into 2024, upcoming openings will include Roe, Hovarda, Hobbs, Kricket, an expanded BrewDog locations, Mulberry Academy and a second Third Space fitness club.

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Notes to Editors

About Canary Wharf Group:

Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. CWG develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 9 million square feet of mixed-use space and over 1,100 Build to Rent apartments. 

CWG is committed to turning sustainability ambition into impactful action. Examples include purchasing 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2012, our partnership with the Eden Project creating a place for nature and people and working to deliver our Science-Based Target.

CWG has created a 24/7 city where people can live, work and thrive on the Canary Wharf estate and enjoy all the benefits: great transport links, access to 16.5 acres of green spaces and waterside living; and a wide range of amenities including an award-winning arts and events programme. Canary Wharf’s retail offering comprises over 70 bars, cafes and restaurants and over 300 shops, including 8 grocery stores, pharmacies and health clubs all within 15 minutes’ walk.
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