Canary Wharf, Docklands, Poplar, London

Canary Wharf, Docklands, Poplar, London
Photograph taken August 2002 © Copyright Historic England Archive ref: nmr 21745/04

Canary Wharf marks the decline of London as a major port. These shining office blocks were built on the West India Dock as part of a scheme to revitalise the Docklands and to expand the commercial and financial centre outside the confines of the historic City of London. Construction began in 1986.