Welcome to New York: Canary Wharf Offers a Slice of The Big Apple with Breakdancers, Pizza, Yellow Cabs and More – 13.09.23

  • Wood Wharf will be given a New York inspired makeover from Wednesday 20 to Saturday 23 September
  • Visitors can find a NYC style subway station, yellow taxi, pizza truck, brownstone stoop, saxophonist and more
  • Immersive experience is free to attend with no ticket required

A slice of the big apple is coming to London as Canary Wharf transforms into a New York inspired immersive cityscape. Visitors to Canary Wharf’s Wood Wharf neighbourhood will find break dancers, yellow taxis, NYC pizza, a subway station and Brooklyn’s famous brownstones to get them in the empire state of mind.

Open to the public and free to visit from Wednesday 20 to Saturday 23 September, the cityscape has been installed to celebrate the launch of Canary Wharf’s Manhattan style loft apartments at 8 Harbord Square. The collection of 82 apartments, situated on Harbord Square Park, is a fusion on London’s dockside heritage and unique Manhattan loft style living, bringing a sense of the iconic New York State to the Estate.

New York’s famous yellow cabs will greet visitors on Water Street whilst those hungry for a bite to eat can enjoy an American hot dog or NYC-style pizza by the slice served from an authentic yellow school bus. Breakdancers will bring a touch of hip-hop to Wood Wharf’s street corners, whilst chess tables found in Harbord Square Park will provide a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city that never sleeps. With abundant Instagram spots, foodie stalls and stewards that will be on hand to help visitors around Wood Wharf.

New York style installation at Canary Wharf

Many of the area’s popular restaurants will be updating their menus and offers with a nod to NYC. Californian eatery Feels like June will become an east coast hotspot and rename itself to ‘Feels like Brooklyn’ whilst steak spot Hawksmoor will welcome guests with their signature Apple Martini cocktail and diners at newly opened plant-based paradise Mallow will be able to try a NY inspired menu, featuring the Portobello Mushroom French Dip and Chocolate Cherry Pie. For those looking to take in more of Canary Wharf over the weekend, the chic Tribe Hotel offers a place to rest and recuperate right above all the NYC action.

Those who work at, live in and visit the Wharf can download Canary Wharf’s free app to take advantage of a number of exclusive offers whilst immersing themselves in everything that the activation has to offer. Plus, travelling to the Estate has never been easier with the Elizabeth line, Jubilee line, DLR and Thames Clipper River Bus connecting Canary Wharf to the rest of London and beyond.

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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 large sustainable developer in the UK and 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 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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