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Centurione I (Public Art)

The Canary Wharf Estate prides itself on the large numbers of pieces of public art that it has acquired over approximately three decades of its existence. The public art can be seen in the squares, beside the roads and paths, … Continue reading

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South Dock Old and New

Above: Looking west on the south side of South Dock. Within the vast area originally covered by the docks in London, there were two that were called ‘South Dock’. The West India Docks, on the Isle of Dogs, were made … Continue reading

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Newfoundland Quay

Above: Newfoundland Quay (in the centre of the view) photographed in April 2019 from near the entrance to Canary Wharf Underground Station. The DLR runs on a bridge across the remaining part of Middle Dock. Every time you visit Canary … Continue reading

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Canary Wharf Estate – A Quick Look Around

Above: Outline plan of the Canary Wharf Estate. The vast modern estate on the Isle of Dogs derived its name from a humble warehouse, called Canary Wharf, used to store bananas – brought by ship from the Canary Islands to … Continue reading

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West India Docks

Above: Part of Fairburn’s map showing the layout of the West India Docks when they first opened in 1802. The map also shows the City Canal. Construction work of the two original West India Docks was sanctioned in 1799 by … Continue reading

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West India Quay DLR Station

Above: Helicopter view looking SW at West India Quay DLR Station, about 1988. The water in the view is in the most northerly of the three original West India Docks. A DLR single-carriage train stands at one of the platforms. … Continue reading

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Canary Wharf DLR Station

Above: Helicopter view about 1988, looking down on the DLR crossing the old West India Docks. Heron Quays DLR Station is near the bottom of the view with the Heron Quays development bottom left. The beginnings of Canary Wharf DLR Station … Continue reading

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