12 Facts About Canary Wharf


Canary Wharf is an area of London, England, located near the Isle of Dogs in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

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Canary Wharf is defined by the Greater London Authority as being part of London's central business district, alongside Central London.

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Canary Wharf is located on the West India Docks on the Isle of Dogs.

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From 1802 to the late 1980s, what would become the Canary Wharf Estate was a part of the Isle of Dogs, Limehouse, and Poplar and was one of the busiest docks in the world.

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Canary Wharf itself takes its name from No 32 berth of the West Wood Quay of the Import Dock.

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Until 2018, Canary Wharf hosted two European Union agencies, European Medicines Agency and European Banking Authority, that moved to Amsterdam and Paris respectively due to Brexit.

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Local public library, called Idea Store Canary Wharf, is in Churchill Place shopping mall and run by Tower Hamlets Council which opened on Thursday 16 March 2006 as part of the Idea Store project and is the borough fourth Idea Store.

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Canary Wharf is served by London-wide, regional, national and international transport connections.

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Canary Wharf is in London fare zone 2, and several stations can be found throughout the estate.

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Stations in Canary Wharf only offer direct connections to London and Berkshire destinations.

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Canary Wharf has been reported since 2017 as part of the Pokemon Go augmented reality game to being the home for the most wanted Pokemon gyms in London including Canary Wharf DLR station and Montgomery Square.

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Canary Wharf Group published an official Pokemon map for PokeStop's and Pokemon Gyms, the managing director for retail Camille Waxer said in 2016 that Pokemon Go has serious potential to attract new audiences to the area, particularly food and drink outlets are seeing an increase in footfall.

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