Nice restaurants and museums at the Canary Wharf quays
Canary Wharf is like a small metropolis. Although mainly this is a modern and new financial area in London and is just busy during week working hours, there are also some weekend activities,and nice restaurants and museums on the quays that are worth a visit. There is direct access to Canary Wharf from Central London via tube and DLR. One of the activities I went to was a "Street Beach Party" in the quays with a real golden sand beach. It is a bit far from the other main attractions but it is worth a visit to experience a different side to the known Victorian London. [more]
Canary Warf was most notable for its 50 floors Canada Tower.
Nowadays it is the best known business area in all of Docklands, with numerous retails shops and outlets such as Canada Place and Cabot Place. You can find anything here from the huge retailers such as French Connection to small cafes, bars, restaurants as well as arts and entertainment even leisure activities are available. During the day you can stroll around Columbus Courtyard and Canada Square Park not to mention the waterside walks. Literally you can find everything at one place. To get to Canary Wharf you can either take the Docklands Light Rail from the Bank tube station or the Jubilee Line. [more]
To get to Docklands you will have to take the tube to Canary Wharf/Canada Water.
The river of Thames and its docks were always associated with the constant influx of goods from all over the world and from here they were either distributed to other parts of England or other parts of the world. However as there was no regulations, chaos was the order of the day. The situation became so unbearable even with laws introduced to make some order that certain shipping companies decided to build docks of their own, where their ships were able to unload their cargo.
With the expansion of railways in 1960s and 1970s many of the docks closed and the area deteriorated. The area went through a development boom in 80s with the Thatcher government and the agency that was to be responsible for the development of the area. There were all sorts of incentives given for businesses that wanted to invest here, it is now once again another part of vibrant London scenery. [more]
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