5 things to do in and around Canary Wharf this week


From celebs to haggis and darts to traffic light trees, see our list of five things you can do this week.

1. See the Traffic Light Tree, Canary Wharf

It's been part of the culture of Canary Wharf for years before disappearing to a council shed due to refurbishment of the Westferry roundabout.


Now it's back in its new home at the roundabout by Billingsgate, to the north-east of the Canary Wharf estate. The lights go on Monday at 2.30pm. Go see it. It's free.

2. London Comedy Film Festival, Whitechapel

Mirth, merriment and slapstick feature in the London Comedy Film Festival at Whitechapel's Genesis Cinema.

Features classics such as Withnail & I, Bugsy Malone and Life Of Brian as well as some secret treasures.


Runs from Thursday until Sunday. locofilmfestival.com

3. Go to National Television Awards, The O2

Dermot O'Leary will be hosting the National Television Awards on Wednesday night.

There will be hundreds of stars and thousands of fans watching prize giving and performances at the Greenwich Peninsula stadium. You can book your place in the audience for as little as £23.50 - or as much as £129 if you want to breathe the same air as the Corrie and EastEnders cast.

Buy tickets here

4. Legends of Darts Masters, The Indigo2

Lets. Play. Darts.

Legends such as Andy "The Viking" Fordham, Bobby "King of Bling" George and Ted "The Count" Hankey will be at The O2's little brother this week.


Saturday's event sees the stars of yesteryear do battle followed by live music from UK's number one Abba tribute. Tickets start at £27.50 and you have to be over 18.

Click here

5. Burns Night at Boisdale

Boisdale of Canary Wharf is celebrating Burns Night on Saturday.

Expect pipers and a Scotsman dressed in 18th century period costume reciting the Ode to a haggis. Less Scottish-themed there will also be The Rat Pack performing Sinatra and Dean Martin classics.


As for the food, there's a set menu with salmon, venison, haggis, Aderdeenshire steak, Scottish tart.

Tickest start at £48.

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