The Wharf is one of London’s planning success stories, a feat of civic transformation on a grand-scale. 30 years after construction began in 1988, it functions as a financial centre to rival the City of London. But there is more to the Wharf than commerce. It is a socially integrated district where people work, live and play - and with the arrival of Crossrail, a flourishing future is assured.
The tour follows major thoroughfares and winds through public spaces to provide a sense of place and an understanding of both the built and social complexity of the district. We will look at the challenges faced when inserting mega construction projects into the historic super-structure of the former West India Docks with its vast tracts of open water. There will be opportunity to see the work of such architects as Foster & Partners, Cesar Pelli and SOM, and consider the future direction the Wharf is taking as development continues into neighbouring Wood Wharf.
Join Blue Badge Guide, David Thompson for this fascinating review of Canary Wharf following on from our successful 2016 tour.
Photo © Canary Wharf Group