Combine your stay at Canary Riverside Plaza with visits to London's many attractions. London is home to some of the world's most recognizable, cherished landmarks and attractions in the world. From Buckingham Palace to Trafalgar Square and any of the Royal Parks to Tower Bridge and Greenwich Royal Observatory. London packs more famous icons into one area than any other place on earth. With so much to see and do, we've rounded up the attractions that belong on any visitor's to-see list.
Buckingham Palace is the London residence and principal workplace of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality.
30 minutes by car journey or 45 minutes by tube will allow you to explore this historic palace.
TOWER OF LONDON
Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, known as the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London.
Take the 15 minutes London Docklands Light Railway to experience the Tower of London.
THE NATIONAL ART GALLERY
The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, in Central London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.
25 minutes by car journey or 45 minutes by tube will allow you to visit the gallery.
Tate Modern is a modern art gallery located in London. It is Britain's national gallery of international modern art.
Take the 15 mins Jubliee Tube Line to the Tate Modern or a car journey of 20 minutes.
HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Take the 20 mins Jubliee Tube Line to Westminster to experience the Houses of Parliament.
Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London.
Take the 15 minutes London Docklands Light Railway to Tower Bridge to experience the classic bridge.
CUTTY SARK, GREENWICH PARK, & THE QUEENS PALACE
Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship. Built on the Clyde in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line, she was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, coming at the end of a long period of design development which halted as sailing ships gave way to steam propulsion.
Greenwich Park is a former hunting park in Greenwich and one of the largest single green spaces in south-east London. One of the Royal Parks of London, and the first to be enclosed (in 1433), it covers 74 hectares (180 acres), and is part of the Greenwich World Heritage Site. It commands fine views over the River Thames, the Isle of Dogs and the City of London.
The Queen's House, Greenwich, is a former royal residence built between 1616–1635 in Greenwich, then a few miles downriver from London, and now a district of the city. Its architect was Inigo Jones, for whom it was a crucial early commission, for Anne of Denmark, the queen of King James I of England.
Take the 15 minutes London Docklands Light Railway to Greenwich to experience the many attractions.
THE LONDON EYE
The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. Also known as the Millennium Wheel.
The entire structure is 135 metres (443 ft) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres (394 ft). When erected in 1999 it was the world's tallest Ferris wheel.
Take the 20 mins Jubilee Tube Line to the Tate Modern or a car journey of 25 minutes.
LONDON THEATRE LAND
The majority of London's commercial "theatre land" is situated around Shaftesbury Avenue, the Strand and nearby streets in the West End. The theatres are receiving houses, and often feature transfers of major productions from the Royal National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company.
The O2 is a large entertainment district on the Greenwich peninsula in South East London, England, including an indoor arena, a music club, a Cineworld cinema, an exhibition space, piazzas, bars and restaurants.
Cold Play, Rihanna, The Rolling Stones have all played at the O2.
In November the O2 is home to the ATP Tennis Finals where the tennis stars of Fereder, Murray, and Djokovic commence battle.
Why not attend a concert during your stay at Canary Riverside Plaza. The O2 is one stop on the Jubliee Line tube transport service.
Take the Jubliee Line tube to Wembley Stadium. This is a football stadium and concert venue on the site of the original Wembley Stadium. The stadium hosts major football matches including the biggest national Cup Final in the world and home matches of the England national football team.
With 90,000 seats, it is the second-largest stadium in Europe and the largest stadium in the United Kingdom.
Go there for a game, a stadium tour or concert when you are staying with us.
CANARY WHARF SHOPPING
Take a 5 minute walk to the nearby Canary Wharf shopping centre you can shop the latest designer fashions, browse the extensive beauty offerings in this 200 plus store shopping centre.
When it comes to dining you will be spoilt for choice. You won't be disappointed with what's on offer - from Japanese to Italian, American and good old British.
WEST END SHOPPING.
Enjoy shopping in the Canarby boutique area of the West End. Shop on Europe's longest shopping street on Oxford Street. Enjoy the restaurants of China Town.
EXCEL EXHIBITION CENTRE LONDON
10 minutes in a car or London Docklands Light Railway will take you to the Excel London Exhibition Centre.
Events such as the London Boat Show in January and The London Classic Car Show in February are showcased all the year round.