Canary Wharf is located on the West India Docks on the Isle of Dogs and is named after No 32 berth of the West Wood quay of the import dock, originally built in 1936. Completed in 1991, Canary Wharf, as we know it, is one of London’s two main financial districts (the other being The City) and contains some of the UK’s tallest buildings. Possibly the most well-known, and often erroneously called ‘Canary Wharf’, is One Canada Square. The famous pyramid roof and flashing aircraft warning light can been seen up to 20 miles (32km) away.
Around 90,000 people work at Canary Wharf, in both office and retail space. Many major banks, professional services firms and media organisations have their headquarters there. Canary Wharf has many and varied transport links to the City and London City Airport: the Docklands Light Railway, several bus routes, National Rail, London River Services and London Underground.