Canary Wharf London Docklands

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Canary Wharf

 

Do some shopping in the Canary Wharf in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets where three of UK's tallest skyscrapers are located: One Canada Square, 8 Canada Square and Citigroup Centre. Its name came from West Wood Quay (quay is another name for wharf) and the Canary Island fruit trade.

The construction of the Canary Wharf begun in 1988 and One Canada Square was completed in 1990. Presently, the consortium is home to banks (e.g. HSBC and Credit Suisse), law firms (Clifford Chance) and news and media service (Thomson Reuters and Daily Mirror). There are more than 90,000 people employed on the estate. Eventually, it became a famous shopping destination with more than 200 shops.

To visit the Canary Wharf, here are some options: Canary Wharf tube station, Docklands Light Railway (stations: Canary Wharf DLR station and Heron Quays DLR station), bus and river boat connections from Canary Wharf Pier. Its also a few miles away from the London City Airport.

The Canary Wharf is also home to famous artworks including the Columbus Screen, Columbus Courtyard Foundation and Two Men on a Bench. The estate was referred many times in TV and films. Famous examples include episodes of Doctor Who, specifically "Army of Ghosts" and "Doomsday."

It is also used as a shooting location for two of the Bourne series.