Canary Wharf

At the top of the Isle of Dogs, the Canary Wharf Estate has always been distinctly apart from the rest of the ‘island'. Publicly accessible but privately owned, Canary Wharf was built to replace London's docks with the financial services industry. As a newly developed part of the city it appeared like a mini-Manhattan, with skyscrapers more in common to other financial districts than its locality. 

Thirty years on with the urban realm now more established, this walk will explain some of the historical changes, see the architecturally impressive buildings as well as the infrastructure from Docklands Light Rail to Crossrail and visit the new residential developments that are building a Canary Wharf sense of community.  

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