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Beyond the Boardroom: Rediscovering Canary Wharf

Looking for more than just a place to work? Canary Wharf is far from just a business district of sterile steel and glass. It’s...


Aerial view of city skyline at twilight, Canary Wharf, London

Looking for more than just a place to work? Canary Wharf is far from just a business district of sterile steel and glass. It’s a vibrant ecosystem whose post-pandemic reinvention is itself broadening the horizon for the redefinition of workplace experience. Now is the time to capitalise upon the opportunity to offer workspace that transcends the architectural alone.

With a comparative abundance of space compared to the West-End and Square Mile, as well as impeccable riverside views and breath-taking sunsets to paint the backdrop of the working day, workplace wellbeing in Canary Wharf is an holistic tonic far from the madding crowds of inner boroughs.

Circular booths in a modern deosgn

Canary Wharf sets a stage for workplace experience that is head and shoulders above any City or Mayfair substitute. Not only is working there more agreeable, just getting there is an experience more akin to an actual train ride than a sweaty tin of sardines thanks to speedy and spacious links offered by both the Elizabeth and Jubilee lines.

The diversity of the Wharf should be marketed as a draw for neurodivergent individuals, thanks to the greater interplay between natural and built environments that can be found here, unlike more central London locations. Greater proximity and access to green spaces and calming waterside areas provide refuge from the hustle before returning into the fray. At the end of the day, the Wharf’s array of restaurants and bars that cater to every taste provide even further experiential opportunity for introverts and extroverts alike.

Boardroom with a view of the O2 arena

These are just a few of the many reasons why Canary Wharf offers an effective and well-balanced solution to businesses that are eager to prioritise the well-being of their people beyond the four architectural walls of the workspace. AIS has already supported clients, the likes of Amex GBT, ICS and CSC in creating enduring solutions within a broader environment that makes the journey to work worthwhile. Below, we’ve summarised a few more to get your mind thinking independently East rather than moving with the crowd.

A Haven of Amenities

Step outside your office and you’re spoilt for choice. From fine dining to cozy cafes, Canary Wharf’s vast selection of restaurants caters to every palate. Need to recharge after a long meeting? Head to one of the gyms or yoga studios for a workout session that revitalises both body and mind.

The Ultimate Work-Life Balance

Canary Wharf isn’t just about work; it’s about living life to the fullest. After clocking out, immerse yourself in the bar and scene, where trendy spaces offer the perfect setting for unwinding and networking.

Culture at Every Corner

Art lovers rejoice! Canary Wharf is so much more than skyscrapers; it’s a canvas for artistic expression. Discover captivating art installations across the district on both land and water. If you’re a history buff, you can explore the area’s rich heritage in museums and on guided trails.

A World of Opportunities

Canary Wharf may seem out of the way, but its diverse range of facilities more than makes up for it. Whether you’re seeking inspiration, relaxation, or simply a change of scenery, the possibilities are endless and (many of you) won’t need to take the northern line to get there!

Unparalleled Lifestyle Experience

Working in Canary Wharf isn’t just about earning a salary; it’s about embracing a lifestyle that’s second to none. Here, your workplace experience extends far beyond the confines of the office, offering a dynamic blend of work, play and everything in between.

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