Hi Frugalistas! Think of London….eyes shut tight….what is in your mind? Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Harrods? Pomp and ceremony, double decker buses, and who can forget those glorious afternoon teas? When I last travelled to London it was for work that was in the Docklands area of East London, so I needed to look further afield for suitable accommodation. I found it in Canary Wharf, and in the process discovered a completely different view of London. Once the centre of the British Empire because of its docks and shipping industry, the modern Canary Wharf is now the centre of different empires with many global companies having their UK or worldwide bases in Canary Wharf.
Combining old and new London, Canary Wharf is an interesting destination, and a great place to stay if you are going to the O2 arena, visiting Greenwich or have an early flight from London City Airport.
Damien Wijerathne says
You’re very kind. I definitely fit into the “happy snapper” category of photographer……
Laura @Travelocafe says
It’s an interesting area – so corporate but so quaint and seafaring at the same time
Those are beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing it! I love London!
Thank you. It’s an often neglected part of a London, but very interesting
Henry / @fotoeins says
I haven’t inside London City in some time, but the last time a few years ago, a friend and I wandered into the Canary Wharf area – very interesting visuals to photograph!
It is good for photography isn’t it Henry? I just wish I had had my new camera and been a better photographer when I went!
I really liked it. Stayed with the family in an apartment as one of us was attending the convention centre. Thought it might have been a bit tedious commuting to all the other things we wanted to do but the Jubilee line is extremely efficient and the kids thought it was fantastic!
yes, the train line makes it easy to get around for sure