At a glance
See some of London’s most impressive modern architecture
Walk along relaxing canals and immerse in unexpected wildlife
Enjoy Greenwich past and history on a stunning scenic walk
About our Canary Wharf to Greenwich Walking Tour
An area that very few guidebooks include in their London itineraries, Canary Wharf, situated on the Isle of Dogs, is usually associated just with finance and business. And let’s hope it keeps this way! As behind its majestic skyscrapers there is a whole world to explore. A world made of rooftop gardens, skyline views, docks, canal walks, wildlife, history and music. A pure oasis of peace and tranquillity for anyone who is looking to escape from London’s busiest areas. Come and explore this area with your own personal guide that will make you see places and discover secrets that would be very hard for you to discover by yourself. From the sounds of nature to the sounds of Jamiroquai, Radiohead, Mark Ronson, Culture Club, Depeche Mode (all connected to this area) get ready for an inspiring and energising experience.
Skyscrapers on water
We begin the experience surrounded by some of the most majestic skyscrapers you will find in London, but what you won’t find anywhere else in the capital is the combination of modern architecture with nature and water. At points it looks like you are walking on a floating modern and technological village, buzzing with energy and life.
Canals & nature
Surrounded by water, this area is filled with relaxing canals and docks, where you can admire some beautiful houseboats as well as enjoying beautiful views. But just take a turn and you will feel as if you are on a countryside walk in London, surrounded by wildlife and nature. And get ready to cross the Thames without getting on a boat!
History & culture
From the area’s maritime past to Greenwich’s majestic buildings learn about the history and culture of this area, its connections to the Royal family and why it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk the scenes of some world renowned movies that were filmed in the area, from Thor to Pirates of the Caribbeans, just to name a couple.
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSION
“How to walk” introduction
Dynamic guided tour
On-the-go music discovery session
Follow-up email with the playlist and the professional pictures of the area.
Food and drinks
GROUP SIZE: Small groups of up to 6 people
DURATION: 2.5 hours
RECOMMENDED DRESS CODE: Comfortable clothes and shoes, anorak (in case of rain) and no heavy backpacks or bags.
MEETING POINT: 2 Reuters Plaza E14 5AJ (we will meet in Canary Wharf but the tour will then be starting from South Quay bridge)
END POINT: Greenwhich Village (closest station: Cutty Sark)
FREE CANCELLATION up to 3 days prior to the tour
I went on the Canary Wharf tour and was aware I would be in for a fantastic surprise once I met Savio, the guide, because he stands for positive energy and enthusiasm. His dynamic energy is contagious and it allows you to visit all the unusual sights in a new way enjoying what you see deep down. We saw so many unexpected things I do not want to spoil it for you. But I can advise you to go on the same tour with Savio and experience it for yourself! You will not be disappointed!
MariaJoyW - TripAdvisor *****
I went on the Canary Wharf and Greenwich tour with Savio and Elisabetta yesterday and I cannot stop thinking about it! Savio loves what he does and is able to guide you through unexpected parts of London with warmth and creativity telling you and showing you those aspects of this city that you simply cannot find in books. Why? Because what Savio shows you comes from speaking with people, exploring with curiosity, fulfilling his personal interests and believing in what he does. What do you get as a tourist? The possibility of truly experiencing what you see and being surprised by it. (…) Thanks ‘Unexpected London’ for this wonderful surprise!!!
Mariannaamyc - TripAdvisor *****