Wharf Life

Wharf Life is the fortnightly publication for Canary Wharf, Docklands and east London.

We print 15,000 copies and distribute via the Canary Wharf malls, east and south-east London residential developments, local businesses, Excel and London City Airport.

You can find out more about advertising with us here or about being featured in the paper here.

You can also now read some of our interviews online here.

You can read the latest issue of the paper here, or subscribe to our fortnightly newsletter here.

Packed with carefully curated content, it is aimed at people who live and work on the estate and in any of the multiple surrounding areas – namely Limehouse, Whitechapel, Wapping, Shadwell, Tower Hill, Poplar, Isle Of Dogs, Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, Canada Water, Deptford, Greenwich, Charlton, Woolwich, Royal Docks, Canning Town, Stratford and Bow.

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For those who live and work here

What’s a newspaper for in the third decade of the 21st century? We believe it’s there to connect its readers to the people, services and events around them. To enrich their lives with hidden gems, practical tips, diversion or simple amusement. To do the hard Googling and the research so they don’t have to. To offer an antidote to endlessly stroking a smartphone.

Every fortnight that’s what Wharf Life does in Canary Wharf and the areas that surround it. From Stratford in the north to Deptford in the south, Woolwich in the east and Wapping in the west, we seek out the individuals, companies and charities that make up, shape and create the communities they operate in. People that can make our readers’ lives better, locally.

Taking the time

We believe in slow journalism – meeting the interviewees we feature face-to-face where possible. We never conduct interviews by email. Our photography is commissioned from a dedicated team of professionals and we’re proud to produce our publication on the patch we cover.

Whether it’s arts and events from Canary Wharf Group, the exacting cuts of Jon Hala, the explosive gains of a workout at Third Space or the sounds and flavours of Boisdale in Canary Wharf, we celebrate the best the estate has to offer.

Going further

Beyond its borders, we’re delighted to showcase innovative businesses and organisations whether that’s NASSA’s charitable work with young people in Royal Docks, the sweet treats of The Fudge Patch in Greenwich Market, the effortless chic of Edy & Bridge in Deptford, the honeyed beers of Hiver in Bermondsey, the exquisite fizz of Champagne Route in Wapping or the tireless regeneration work at Cody Dock in Bow.

Check them out, then read our next issue – they’re the tip of the iceberg.

Call it home

Our clear focus on lifestyle would be incomplete without helping our readers find places to live locally. That’s the purpose of our property supplement, connecting them to the developers shaping this extraordinary part of the capital as well as professional services firms such as Kidd Rapinet Solicitors and estate agents to help people buy or rent homes in Docklands and east London.

If you think you or your organisation should be featured in Wharf Life, simply email info@wharf-life.com or call 0776 507 6300 for a chat.

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Wharf Life is the only publication dedicated to Canary Wharf and the areas that surround it. It offers brands the opportunity to focus their reach on an engaged Canary Wharf and Docklands audience through the medium of print. 

Targeting the key demographic of affluent professionals in Canary Wharf, Wharf Life also reaches the local communities in the surrounding areas, such as Greenwich, Royal Docks, Stratford, Wapping and Deptford.

You can find our current advertising rates here

Here are some FAQ’s for those thinking of advertising:

What is Wharf Life’s circulation? 

We print and distribute 15,000 copies every fortnight.

Who do you reach? 

Our distribution network includes  24 pick-up points in Canary Wharf’s shopping malls targeting the 120,000 professionals who work in the thriving business district. Wharf Life is also distributed in all of the luxury residential towers on the estate including One Park Drive and 10 Park Drive at Wood Wharf and rental properties managed by Vertus.

Beyond Canary Wharf we deliver to the concierge desks at more than 50 luxury residential developments across Docklands as well as operating distribution at London City Airport, Excel and other key east London locations.

Papers are available at three Thames Clippers piers for passengers on its river services as well as at bars, cafes, restaurants and libraries for the local community. 

This map shows the spread of our current distribution points.

What sorts of businesses advertise with you?

We cater for all sorts of businesses big and small – you can see a list of some of the companies we’ve run campaigns for here.

What size advertisements do you offer?

You can see specs for our standard sizes here, but we can accommodate any size or position you want. 

How much does it cost to advertise?

Please see a detailed breakdown of our rates here.

Do you offer any other marketing services?

We include ad design as standard included in the cost of advertising with Wharf Life.

I want to run a marketing campaign but I’m not sure where to start…

You can also find our standard Bronze, Silver and Gold packages here, priced up and ready to go. If you have a different budget or length of campaign in mind, or for anything else, phone us for a chat.

Who do I contact?

You can contact our commercial director, Jess Maddison by emailing jess.maddison@wharf-life.com or by calling 07944 000 144.

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For all general enquiries



For all editorial enquiries

Jon Massey


07765 076 300


For advertising and commercial enquiries

Jess Maddison


07944 000 144

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