Canary Wharf Is A Direct Challenge To The Media And Financial Dominance Of The City Of London.



Canary Wharf is a successful urban regeneration development on the Isle of Dogs in East London.

The London Docklands was formerly part of the Port of London which until the mid-1950s was the largest port in the world. They served huge industrial areas of east London and beyond. Then its status declined in the 1960s when the shipping industry introduced the container system of cargo transportation and London Docklands was unable to accommodate the much larger vassels needed by containerisation.

This resulted in the closure of the docks between 1960 and 1980 and leaving around eight square miles of derelict land and high unemployment in East London.

During the 1980s and 1990s London Docklands was converted into a mixture of residential, commercial and light industrial area. Transport links to East London were improved with the Jubilee Line Extension and the Docklands Light Railways (DLR) extended to Beckton, Lewisham, London City Airport, North Woolwich and Stratford. This re-development has led to a massive hike in land prices and a property boom in the area.

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Today, it has one of Europes's biggest concentration of skyscrappers and is a direct challenge to the media and financial dominance of the City of London.

Some of the old London Dockland warehouses have been converted into apartments and the docks are now being used as water-sport centres and marinas.

Leading international companies such as Credit Suisse, Citigroup and many others enjoy the highest quality buildings, facilities and infrastructure within London's newest business district. The working and residential population in this area has increased tremendously.

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This business district is a spacious and clean environment with 5 open spaces - Canada Square, Cabot Square, Jubilee Park, Churchill Place and Westferry Circus. There are lots of restaurants, pubs, wine bars and cafes. You can have a lovely view of the City from the Canary Wharf Riverside and there is pier where you can catch a river cruise to Tower Bridge.

It is also a shopper's paradise with three shopping malls - Canada Place, Cabot Place and Jubilee Place. These shopping malls are inter-linked and there are lots of boutiques selling designer clothes. There are plenty of restaurants and take-aways and cafes in the shopping mall as well.

The O2 Arena is located a short distance away from the Canary Wharf and provides a superb and convenient entertainment venue for the working and residential population of this district.

The transformation of this area from a London dock to what it is today is truly remarkable. It has broght about a pleasant change in the landscape with skyscrappers and has rejuvenated the economic structure of the area.

Map and list of hotels in London Docklands,

Marriott West India Quay

22 Hertsmere Road, Canary Wharf - London, United Kingdom E14 4ED

Hilton London Canary Wharf

South Quay Marsh Wall, London E14 9SH

Four Seasons London Canary Wharf

46 Westferry Circus, London E14 8RS

Hilton London Docklands Riverside

265 Rotherhithe Street, London SE16 5HW

Express By Holiday Inn Limehouse

469-475 The Highway, London E1W 3HN

Express By Holiday Inn Royal Docks

1 Silvertown Way, Canning Town, London E16 1EA

Express By Holiday Inn Greenwich

85 Bugsbys Way, London SE10 0GD

De Vere Venues Devonport House

King William Walk, London SE10 9JF

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