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Canada Water Library

Canada Water Library and Plaza

Recently named the busiest library in London, the multi-million pound 2,600+ sq.m library designed by world renowned architects Pier Grough from CZWG architects opened to the public in November 2011. The uniquely designed building now provides a ‘civic hub’ at the heart of the regeneration area, within Canada Water.

The library with over 40,000 books currently holds monthly and weekly activities for adults, children, members of the community and visitors to the area, meeting/event space, state of the art culture space seating 150 people, as well as café.

For information on the library services visit the Canada Water Library webpage.

About the Plaza 

Canada Water Plaza is a unique space in a historic London docklands location parArial view of the Canada Water plaza.t of a distinctive, new waterside town centre and provides a open and welcoming entrance to the Canada Water Library. This paved space is used for a variety of events and activities, such as performances, and as a street market throughout the summer, as it offers a multitude of set ups and access to power, water and lighting and can be used in conjunction with the library and the culture space to an indoor element to your event. 

Markets on the plaza

Look out for future events which will be held throughout the summer.  If you would like to be a part of exciting new market on Canada Water Plaza and take advantage of our new start up package, please contact the market and street trading office.

Market and street trading office
Email: streettrading@southwark.gov.uk

020 7525 6000

To hire the plaza for an event or a performance contact:

Email: events@southwark.gov.uk

Tel: 020 7525 3422

The plaza also sits next to Canada Water transport hub where the Jubilee Line meets the new London Overground and the bus station giving direct access audiences in The City, West end, East end and Southeast London.


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