On The Right Track: Canary Wharf Set to Be Prime Spectator Spot During London Marathon – 17.04.23

  • Spectators can support runners at Canary Wharf on Sunday 23 April
  • Best spots to catch mile 19 of the race include South Colonnade, Cabot Square and Westferry
  • Over 70 cafes, bars and restaurants to enjoy including prime spectator spots Café Brera, Obicà and La Petite M Café

This month, runners will take to the streets once more for the 43rd London Marathon and Canary Wharf remains one of the capital’s hot spots for spectators to take in the racing spirit at mile 19.

Visitors barely need to leave the side lines during the race action, with grab-and-go food options such as the newly opened La Petite M Café or al fresco spot Café Brera. For a leisurely post-race meal, diners can refuel at Wood Wharf’s California style restaurant Feels like June or international spot Caravan in Reuters Plaza.

To make the most of their day out, families are invited to discover the popular Children’s Art Trail with 12 pieces of art dotted across the Estate. It forms part of the Wharf’s free to view outdoor public art collection, which includes over 100 artworks. 

For those looking to take in the Marathon from a different perspective, GoBoat returns ahead of the summer season and are offering 15% off to walk-ups on the day. Visitors can cruise through Canary Wharf waters and soak up the race atmosphere in a self-driving boat with a picnic.

Spectators can take advantage of Canary Wharf’s three hours free parking when you spend £10 at any participating shops, cafes, bars, or restaurants, available at weekends and bank holidays, allowing plenty of time to explore the area.

Grab and go food options:

Yolk – Located in Cabot Place, Yolk was born out of frustration with the owners looking to change the dull perception of grab-and-go options. For those bored of bland staples and flavourless chains, this exciting on the go option offers next-level sandwiches, poached egg pots and speciality coffee with something for everyone.

Café Brera – Located in Cabot Square, Brera Terrace has a theatrical open kitchen making handmade pizza and pasta, grills and cicchetti in front of diners, with indoor and outdoor seating – a great option for those looking for a quick sit-down meal before cheering on their runners.

Obicà – Located in West Wintergarden, Obicà Mozzarella Bar is a casual and contemporary Italian restaurant. With a focus on fresh and high-quality ingredients, diners can feast on delicious pizzas, salads, panini, and desserts, complete with a selection of Italian wine and original cocktails. Diners can choose to take away or sit in and enjoy.

Ca’puccino – Located in Cabot Place, Ca’puccino is a new authentic Italian coffee house which offers a wide range of hot and cold home-made pizzas, fluffy focaccia and a range of sandwiches.

Dine in and Enjoy options:

La Petite M Café – Located in Newfoundland, La Petite M café is open for hot drinks, breakfast, sandwiches, pastries, alcoholic drinks and more from 7am – 5pm. Diners can enjoy the best views of the marathon from ‘The Den’ where they can watch the runners pass by with a drink in hand and BBQ on the terrace serving hot food.

Feels Like June – Located in Wood Wharf, Feels like June is inspired by the sunny weather in California and serves up plates of fresh “Europe-meets-California” style dishes – something different for diners to try as the weather gets warmer.

Wahaca – Located in The Park Pavilion on Canada Square Park, Wahaca specialises in bringing the spirit of Mexico to the UK. Diners can expect fresh and quality ingredients as they sit down and tuck into their favourite dishes, including tacos, quesadillas, and cocktails.

Pedler – Located in One Canada Square, Pedler is a unique restaurant focusing on independent farming and working with producers across the British Isles.

Patty&Bun – Located in Wood Wharf, the much-loved Patty&Bun brings simple yet delicious burgers to the Estate. The menu includes cult classics alongside vegan options, craft beers and cocktails.

Caravan – Located in Reuters Plaza, Caravan is open all day for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and coffee and has recently opened its outdoor terrace for alfresco dining. Diners can choose from an all-day menu of healthy dishes and delicious drink options, ideal for enjoying in the sunshine at any time of day.

Activities to explore:

GoBoat – Back for the summer season, visitors can cruise through Canary Wharf waters in a self-driven boat. A perfect activity for a sunny day, boats fit up to eight people and can be hired for up to 3 hours with no boating experience necessary. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://goboat.co.uk/canary-wharf/

Public Art Collection – Discover over 100 pieces of free-to-enjoy public art across the Estate both indoors and outdoors. Those with kids may take the Children’s Art Trail – curated specifically to appeal to younger minds with a free downloadable map.

To discover more, download the digital art guide through Bloomberg Connects https://canarywharf.com/whats-on/digital-art-guide/

To find out more about Canary Wharf’s offerings and events, visit https://canarywharf.com


For further information, please contact:

Press Office
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166
E: pressoffice@canarywharf.com

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 a sustainable developer in the UK and also excels operationally as it has purchased 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2012 and sent zero waste to landfill since 2009. 

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 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 300 shops, including grocery stores, pharmacies, health clubs, bars and restaurants, all within 15 minutes’ walk. 

The Company’s current £2bn construction activity and pipeline includes more than 500k square feet NIA of commercial properties and over 2,300 new homes for sale and rent.

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