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A/W Fashion, Parties and Entertaining in Canary Wharf

8 December 2023

It’s that time of year; when calendars fill up fast and weeks fly by in a festive haze of Christmas parties, suppers at home with friends and merry social gatherings. If you realise at the eleventhhour you need one last ingredient for your Negronis, pop into Canary Wharf’s five indoor, well connected malls and all will be sorted. Better yet, get a head-start on party season and plan ahead; here are some of the many places that can help you get you ready for that Christmas party in Canary Wharf.

Self-Care, Hair & Grooming

You can walk the full length of five malls without having to face the elements once, which is especially handy if you’re heading to a hair salon in Canary Wharf and don’t want to ruin the look once finished! It’s never been easier to fit in a cut-and-blow-dry or beard trim: book in for an appointment on your lunch break, straight after work or anytime at the weekend with the experts at Toni&Guy and Jon Hala. When it comes to barber shops in Canary Wharf, try Ted’s Grooming Room for a traditional Turkish barber experience or visit one of the two ADAM Grooming Ateliers to leave feeling your most presentable best.






Weather and Palette can take care of any kind of skincare woe ahead of that big Christmas party, while mani-pedi devotees searching for a nail salon in Canary Wharf are spoilt for choice: book in at Townhouse (the Simultaneous Mani-Pedi is perfect for party season) or London Grace (top tip: the 5-6pm appointments coincide with 2-for-1 cocktails).





Fall Fashion

It pays to be prepared; to have the best nights out possible, and to save any last-minute panic, everyone should have a selection of A/W party-proof outfits in their wardrobe that they feel brilliant in, from that ‘smart casual’ event to Christmas party ensembles one (work), two (friends) and three (family). Gents, it’s always safer to be on the smart side: you can’t go wrong at BOSS, MOSS, Reiss and Gant when it comes to perennially stylish menswear looks. For true Italian flair, head to Boggi Milano and to Charles Tyrwhitt for foolproof formalwear. Paul Smith and Levi can be relied on for both trend-led items and delivering the tricky smart-casual dress code.

When it comes to womenswear, you can find every kind of occasion outfit you could possibly need this winter in Canary Wharf. The Kooples’ A/W fashion collection champions dresses long, short, patterned and silk – take your pick and if in doubt, opt for monochrome, which can then be dressed up or down with a variety of accessories. Zara and Mango lead the way if you’re after catwalk-inspired collections and affordable additions to your winter wardrobe. COS should be on your hit list too, not just because of its commitment to more sustainably sourced materials and its brilliant COS Resell and Full Circle initiatives; its A/W collection is all about meticulous attention to sustainable craftsmanship, quality and an excellent range of colour.

Party Essential

If you’re hosting a party and plan to cook everything yourself, you need somewhere conveniently close by for ingredients; between Tesco, Morrisons Daily, Tian Tian and Amazon Fresh, they have you covered. For ingredients and impressive premade party food (it’s up to you if you pass any of it off as your own!), head to M&S or Waitrose & Partners; both also have an impressive range of drinks for your party too, from low and no-alcohol to champagne, wines and cocktail essentials. The experts at Nicolas Wine Bar can advise you if you want to impress your guests with a well-considered selection of drinks and Flying Tiger of Copenhagen is the perfect place for decorations and party essentials.

Work It Out

A season of indulgence is when many also like to step up their workouts. The teams at Barrys, Sweat by BXR and Ultimate Performance know the drill; they’ll put you through your paces and stave off any festive fitness slumps. New kit to give you an extra incentive to get to that lunch-break or after-work class comes courtesy of Sweaty Betty, ASICS and Lululemon; make sure you visit the latter in the New Year when it upsizes from its Jubilee Place store to an impressive new space in Canada Place.

If you’re really feeling the impact of winter socialising and need some TLC, head to Get a Drip for an immunity-boosting infusion pronto, or Le Chalet Cryo if cold therapy is your thing. Don’t leave tackling any niggles or body pains until the New Year either; Freedom Clinics and Pure Sports Medicine can assess, advise and treat you before anything worsens. And last but not least, everyone can benefit from a good, assisted stretch; as the experts at Stretch Inc say, treat your body right and reap the rewards.

Party season prep: mission accomplished!


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