Here’s the thing about Canary Wharf – as a Londoner, it really isn’t a “destination.” It’s more a place one goes for business, or to meet a friend, who works there, for a quick drink. For most of us, it’s seen as a sterile city within a city. Or at least that’s the old perception. That’s how we all used to think. These days Canary Wharf is growing, becoming a place where weekends are less of a ghost town experience and more of a residents paradise. The concrete palace has indeed become a hub of activity with events taking place everywhere, from concerts to sporting events. And well, with such a full calendar in the area, people are looking for accommodation. And this is where we land on the question of “Hotels in Canary Wharf?” Yes, there are a few. But there is one, in particular, where all the celebs in town, the sports stars, and the uber fans are calling home when need be – the Four Seasons Canary Wharf.
Now, this certainly isn’t my first time around a Four Seasons. In fact, if you read FFG, you’ll find I’m becoming a bit of a regular at the hotels these days. What can I say? They’re located in all the places I need to be and they feel like coming home. And the Four Seasons Canary Wharf is no different. The best thing about this hotel is the staff, from the moment you check in until the moment you slip into your car to jet off on your next adventure. The name of the game here is efficient service with a smile. They aren’t breathing down your neck – they appear when needed, as if by magic.
That all being said, the plus points of the Four Seasons Canary Wharf don’t start and stop with the staff. One look at the Thames River View rooms and you’ll see that this is a pretty special location. One hour of sitting in the window seat in my room was all I needed to fall in love with London again – not an easy feat. While sipping a glass of wine and unwinding from a rather chaotic day, I was carried away into a dreamlike state by a stunning sunset. This was followed by a dinner with friends at the Four Seasons Canary Wharf, which featured a Truffle burger, a killer cocktail and a look at the house pool (which you may recognize from the famous scene in Skyfall where James Bond swims in his Orlebar Brown swim trunks). Pretty easy to call this a spectacular course of events.
Whether you’re in Canary Wharf for business or pleasure, I can tell you that the Four Seasons here is worth a look in. It has a contemporary outfit, sensational service and a breakfast in bed that’s killer. I have pictures to prove it…
Fashion Foie Gras was a guest of the Four Seasons Canary Wharf.