Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel
What We Love
- Many rooms and suites have window seats with stunning river views.
- Interiors by Philippe Starck
- Free access to the adjacent Virgin Active Health Club, including its floodlit tennis court and heated pool overlooking the Thames
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What To Know
- The spa is smaller than at many properties in the Four Seasons portfolio
- The hotel is in an emerging business district but far from most of London’s tourist attractions
- Although basic WiFi is free, expect to pay extra for premium service
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Designed by Philippe Starck, this modern hotel is geared toward business travelers drawn to the new business hub of Canary Wharf. The ten-story tower houses 142 of the largest rooms and suites in London, many with bang-up river views, with oversize windows and black-walnut furnishings. A small spa offers Organic Pharmacy treatments, and a small fitness room gets the job done, though guests have privileges at the health club next door. The restaurant serves Italian cuisine in a relaxed, informal dining room and al fresco on the terrace overlooking the Thames—making the most of the views that are one of the hotel’s strongest selling points.
In the Area
The hotel was built on West India Quay, formerly the center of England’s spice trade. Now the neighborhood is London’s buzzing new financial district, but there’s more than office towers here: local destinations include the Billingsgate Fish Market, the largest inland fish market in the UK, and Plateau restaurant, which offers monthly wine tastings. Slightly further afield in East London is Bistrotheque, a long-running restaurant that helped shift London’s center of cool to the east.
How to Get There
This hotel comes highly recommended. We had a short stay but couldn't find fault with anything. The staff, especially at breakfast were exceptional and we would be happy to book again. It Is a little too far from central London so cab fares are more expensive so be prepared for that but overall it wouldn't put us off from booking again.
From the time we arrived to the time we left we were totally looked after and spoilt . The room was beautiful and very clean as was the whole hotel . The breakfast was great and nothing seemed too much bother . Went to the Big Easy on Fri night and Royal China Sat night and both venues were amazing . Amazing Staff and wouldn't hesitate going there again .
Arrived little early room wasn’t ready but was given free upgrade to an executive suite overlooking the Thames. Read few reviews about people saying it was far to travel to many of the main attractions but it’s literally a 2 minute walk to the ferry taxi terminal which is fantastic value and simple to use. Brilliant hotel very modern not too expensive mini bar was fully stocked and tea and coffee making was complimentary. Staff were fantastic and couldn’t do enough. Free use of gym next door which had a great pool overlooking the Thames. Great stay 💯 recommend
The service by the staff was impeccable. The room was spacious and well appointed and the riverside view was amazing. The location was great as it was only a few minutes walk to Canary Wharf with its transport connections and shopping. We also caught the ferry across the river from outside the hotel. We didn't have time fo go to the pool, which looked amazing. Maybe next time. I would definitely return to this hotel.
We stayed recently for the weekend for a nearby wedding. Service is top notch and staff are very friendly which was experienced from the time we showed up with our vehicles. They were very welcoming, and provided a valet service (even for our van!). Nice rooms and great room service and also great views of the river (with the rooms we booked). Really wanted to find time to enjoy the swimming pool, but couldnt. Pricey but worth the experience.