The Third Space Canary Wharf is Europe’s largest health club, offering 100,000 square feet of training space.
Its state of the art equipment include cardio, functional, and combat zones; The Yard (London’s largest multi-functional training space, opened in Jan 2019); a 23-metre uv-purified pool; a 13-metre climbing wall, with six auto-belays and 25 routes of between 4+ to 7B (set by the well known climber Steve McClure); a 90-bike cycle studio; and over 200 classes each week.
Other amenities include a spa, offering a full range of beauty, massage, and sports rehabilitation options. Little wonder that this place has been named as Britain’s best gym.
Film buffs will be excited by the Everyman Cinema , located on level -2 of Crossrail Place, which opened in summer 2015. It offers new and classic films in 3 stylish cinemas, kitted out with armchairs and sofas. You’ll also be able to enjoy alcoholic drinks or tasty snacks during the film, delivered direct to your seat. For a more traditional cinema experience, try Cineworld West India Quay.
Billingsgate market is the country’s largest fish market, through which over 25,000 tonnes of fish, crustacean and related products pass each year. The first thing you notice when you arrive is the overpowering smell of fish—please don’t visit if this is going to be a problem. You can then make your way around the shops and stalls to find a bargain on anything from jellied eels to dressed crab, oysters, and lobsters. There’s also a lively café inside, where you can get a strong cup of early morning tea.
Limehouse Marina – head west from the centre of the Canary Wharf complex, through Westferry Circus (noting the immaculately cropped grass en route), and down a large flight of steps until you reach the Thames. Take a right and follow the Thames Path for about five minutes, past a number of restaurants and the Virgin Active sports club on your right-hand side. Collecting water from the Regent’s Canal and the Limehouse Cut, this pretty four-acre marina is flanked by swanky apartments and has a number of interesting small ships and canal boats. The wildlife, including swans, herons, carp, and pike, is pretty good too. We suggest this 30 minute walk as an after-meal stroll. There are a number of good pubs en route for light refreshment.
The Greenwich Foot Tunnel – walk south along the Thames Path from Canary Wharf and then continue south until you hit Island Gardens, a small park at the foot of the Isle of Dogs. You can then cross the Thames using the river’s only foot tunnel, a 1215 foot long tunnel with a diameter of only 9 feet. You emerge at the Cutty Sark and will be able to enjoy the pleasures of Maritime Greenwich, one of London’s world heritage sites