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It’s incredible to think that Canary Wharf only been around for twenty years, so intertwined are its glimmering towers with the image of contemporary London.
Docklands, the name given to this stretch of east London waterside was one of the world’s busiest ports from Nelson’s time and throughout the 20th century; when the shipping died, so did the area, and by 1980 the Isle of Dogs – the land on which Canary Wharf now stands - was a post-industrial hinterland.
Enter Michael Vonn Clemm, banker and visionary who set into motion the building of One Canada Square, the iconic ‘blinking’ skyscraper at the heart of Canary Wharf and the UK’s tallest building, a striking symbol of the regeneration of this financial mini-metropolis.
Now over 100,000 financial and media workers fill London’s answer to Manhattan each day, and with the 2012 Olympics set to be based in nearby Stratford, this once-dilapidated area is buzzing with investment and energy. Canary Wharf’s not just a business hub: there’s over 200 ultra-modern shops, restaurants and bars serving the offices, luxury flats and huge hotels in the district – the three big arcades are Canada, Cabot and Jubilee Place, and it’s an upmarket, go-getting environment.
The 1999 Jubilee Line extension was key to the area’s expansion, and bustling Canary Wharf station is in Zone 2, connecting fast to central London via London Bridge and Waterloo.
There’s also two Dockland’s Light Railway stations – Canary Wharf and Heron Quays – on the wharf, and you’re within a few minutes of London City Airport, the capital’s smallest and most central air entry point with quick check-in times and good links to major European cities.
Canary Wharf’s also very close to the 02 Arena and the ExCeL Exhibition Centre, two other landmarks in east London regeneration, and there’ll be lots more happening in this up-and-coming part of town as 2012 approaches.
|Britannia International Hotel||163 Marsh Wall|
The Britannia International Hotel is a 4-star hotel conveniently situated in London Docklands on the peri...
|Heron Quays Station||2||DLR (Lewisham Branch)||0.26 miles|
|Canary Wharf Station||2||DLR (Lewisham Branch)||0.33 miles|
|West India Quay Station||2||DLR (Lewisham Branch)||0.43 miles|
|Canary Wharf Station||2||Jubilee||0.49 miles|
|Westferry Station||2||DLR (Bank Branch)||0.65 miles|
|Limehouse Station||1.35 miles|
|Canning Town Station||2.58 miles|
|South Bermondsey Station||2.71 miles|
|Deptford Station||2.79 miles|
|Greenwich Station||2.99 miles|