Thursday, May 11, 2006

Canary Wharf & Docklands

Late this afternoon I got a call from my cousin Kieran who was over from Ireland with his girlfriend Jen and whether I wanted to meet up for a drink, as it was a fairly free night (I do not do politics all the time contrary to what you may think) I met up with them near the Tower of London.

After a drink we went on the DLR to Canary Wharf and Docklands, the growth of this area is phenomenal and it is really is getting more and more like Manhattan. They were taken aback with the scale of the place and the size of the buildings; it really is so different from the rest of London. To think this was docks only a generation ago, it shows what regeneration can do to an area and even at seven at night the piazza was packed with people taking in the glorious sunshine. The whole area is a vivid example of how successful the British economy has been over the past decade and Docklands is testament to that. As a financial city London is second to none and Docklands has provided the capacity to expand office accommodation along with allowing an area that suffered after the closure of the Docks in the sixties and seventies to re-invent itself.


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