> Read Craig’s review of Canary Wharf Check out my London blog for a full review, with more photos
Canary Wharf is part of London’s Docklands development. The rapid rate of construction in the 80s and 90s has turned the area into a second Square Mile – a financial district east of London. It boasts one of London’s most impressive tube stations, and many shops, hotels and restaurants.
The Canary Wharf development has also led to the sad death of Fleet Street – the one-time home of London publishing. The Daily Telegraph and Independent both plumped for Canary Wharf itself, whilst every other major paper left the area for Wapping, Rotherhithe and Blackwall.
Canary Wharf also boasts the UK’s tallest building – No.1, Canada Square. This 771 feet construction of glass and steel was built by Cesar Pelli in 1991.
It has 50 floors, 3,960 windows and 32 lifts. You can ride from the top to bottom in forty seconds.
Here is a list of London’s ten tallest towers:
|Name||Number of floors||Height|
|1, Canada Square||50 floors||235m (771 feet)|
|8, Canada Square||45 floors||200m (655 feet)|
|25, Canada Square||45 floors||200m (655 feet)|
|Telecom Tower||43 floors||191m (625 feet)|
|Tower 42||43 floors||183m (600 feet)|
|30, St. Mary Axe (The Gherkin)||41 floors||180m (590 feet)|
|1, Churchill Place||33 floors||156m (513 feet)|
|25, Bank Street||33 floors||153m (502 feet)|
|40, Bank Street||33 floors||153m (502 feet)|
|10, Upper Bank Street||32 floors||151m (495 feet)|
If you enjoy this then try: Docklands; Museum of London Docklands (you can walk it in 6 mins) and Thames Clippers (catch the tube from Canary Wharf to Thames Clippers).