It seems like only a few years ago that the Canary Wharf Tower was the only tall standing
building in the area known as The Isle of Dogs in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. But
today it's surrounded by more accompanying structures that form what's now known as our
main Financial District in London. And yet the whole area is still evolving with yet more new
buildings currently under construction.
The area around the Wharf Tower also known as One Canada Square was first completed in
1991 and it's 50 floors still makes it the second highest building in the U.K with The Shard being
And yet this whole area of London was new to me until yesterday. And to get there by the Tube,
I had to get off the Northern Line and take my first ride on the DLR, the Docklands Light
Railway. I had worked out that to get the best views of the towers
that I would need to take the DLR across the River and get off at Cutty Sark
for Greenwich, which worked out just right. Although looking up Wikipedia's
official picture of the Towers (HERE) I realized that I could have
walked further up the side of The Thames for an even better view.
Below: a few pictures taken from across the River just a few feet away
from the famous dry docked Cutty Sark.
Above: looking further up The Thames towards the Shard and it's light beam.
Below: The Cutty Sark.