Canary Wharf Day Out #OOTD

Canary Wharf fashion post
London is always worth a visit and now that my Alex has moved there, chances that I can return more often to the capital are very high. The trip was first and foremost to see him and spent some time together.

As you all know life sadly never works in the way it should causing circumstances which are hard to change, so at the moment we rarely see each other. Goes without saying that any chance that comes along to change that has to be taken!

I booked myself into Travelodge for a few nights and we would see each other in the mornings and after work. Over the weekend, however, we enjoyed a little shopping spree at Westfield in Stratford and explored the Canary Wharf area for the very first time. We watched the new Ryan Reynold’s film Self/less at West India Quays and then strolled along the magnificent business area.

Canary Wharf London
La Redou black dress fashion ootd
summer in London outfit

Though I went passed the HSBC tower a few times on the DLR and daydreamt myself away working at Reuters, I never walked around this part of London. I found it very relaxing as the buildings are impressive with their glass fronts. There are clean wide-open spaces to sit, which gives the area a light feeling. There are fountains, neat little green areas and not to forget the beautiful houses and bridges along the canal side.

Fountain at Canary Wharf
Fountain Canary Wharf London

Canary Wharf also has an underground shopping area and the Crossrail Roof Gardens, an artificial viewing platform similar to Sky Gardens in Fenchurch Road. I read about the gardens recently on another blog and the stunning photography and lively write-up of the place sold it to me, so I was very keen on visiting. 

Crossrail Roof Gardens

When we went in the late afternoon, the place was dead. The roof windows had been opened so the sun shone down on us and we enjoyed the warm summer breeze that would occasionally touch our faces. In contrast to Sky Gardens, the Crossrail Garden was actually a real garden. It had lots of little-hidden places to sit and the planted area was at least twice the size as Sky Gardens. There were palm trees, flowers and plants which made the place a wonderful oasis to sit and relax. Another plus point was that there were only a few people around though it is a free attraction and you don’t have to book your visit in advance. However, the Crossrail Gardens lack the stunning view over Central which you can get at Sky Gardens.

My Canary Wharf OOTD

LBD ootd
Close up fashion post
Daniel Wellington watch
Buckley London Heart Pendant necklace
Rose gold necklace
Kate Spade cream coloured handbag
Summer LBD in LondonHere is what I’m wearing:

Beaded Dress: La Redoute* (SS 14)
Bag: Kate Spade (via Bicester Village, £199)
Flip Flops: Ipanema* (SS14, £14)
Heart Pendant Necklace*: Buckley London (current 2015 season, £35)
Watch: Classic St Mawes Daniel Wellington (via Renate Store Cardiff, £160) 

Thank you so much for reading today’s post. Have you been around Canary Wharf yet? Next time, I'll be showing you my Liberty London OOTD! Let me know in the comment section, I’m looking forward to hearing from you. 

Till next time, 

*PR sample

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