Within our trip to canary wharf we decided to visit Museum of London Docklands which showcased the history of the River Thames and London’s docks from the founding of the Roman settlement of Londinium to the demise of the working docks and the subsequent revival of docklands to become one of the world’s major financial districts. The museum is large and provides a comprehensive overview with historical artifacts, pictures and models including a recreation of a historic alley and quay and a scale model of the old London Bridge. The most interesting exhibition in my opinion was the exhibition that showcased how slavery evolved and eventually discarded.
Despite the fact that Canary Wharf was built in the recent past,it has managed gaining great publicity among the public and the media.It is also the most popular place to be discussed,as it is known as one of the richest areas of London.
The working population in the area rose from 13,400 to 90,000 in the period of just 10 years.
The interesting fact is that Canary Wharf place was named because that it was used for unloading fruit boxes,transported from the Canary Islands.
The tallest building called the Canary Wharf Tower which stands at 244 meters high and was built in 1991 and became the tallest building in Europe until the completion of the Messeturm in Germany the same year.
Each building in this area has its' own history,no matter that they all look brandy-new.Canary Wharf is already dubbed Manhattan on Thames and it continues to develop from day to day.
TRIP TO CANARY WHARF
During The Dark ages the Isle of Dogs was called Stepney Marsh and the 13th century was focused mainly on providing support for pastures, meadows as well as cornfields of the time. The contemporary name Isle of Dogs is believed to have originated from Royal Kenneds found in this area (type of dog).
"One of the most peculiar features of this world- known business centre, that grabs your attention at the first glance, is it's environmentally friendly architecture.
Thus, the area has developed a special policy to minimise the harmfull impact of the estate. The huge amount of magnificent parks and teriffic open spaces can't help but impress."
"The business centre in New York (Wall Street, Empire State Building etc.) with it's lively atmosphere and enormorous concrete jungles around seems to make the same picture of the whole Manchattan city, wealth, and prosperous, beyond the means of common people. Canary Wharf then has the contrast not only with New York's biggest business centre but with the whole London as well as regions around. It represents the variety of social classes, social groups, lifestyles, landscapes giving a unique atmosphere such as you go through a portal and arrive in different worlds with absolutely different inhabitants. This place might be less notorious but much more attractive from the sociological point of view. As well as that it is a nice to be around in the formal but a beautiful and contradictory place."