Canary Wharf – the spaceship, just landed
If you look through the Tower Bridge on this picture, you can see the skyscrapers in Canary Wharf. And that is where I went today.
It is fairly easy to get there, Canary Wharf is in the eastern part of London. If you are human you can just hop on the Jubilee Line to Canary Wharf tubestation. If you are a cosmic girl like me, you call Slartibartfast and ask him if you may lend his spaceship. He said yes.
And I actually landed right in front of the huge headoffice building of the HSBC bank. How convenient, as I had some papers to deliver.
Canary Wharf with HSBC head office building (199.5 meters high)
Canary Wharf is basically the place where big banks are competing about who has the most impressive and highest skyskraper. My HSBC bank is number 2, the building (the one on the right on the picture) is 199.5 meters high.
The area is clearly in development, and it looks very modern and future like.
It is not a very cosy area though. The big buildings are the main attraction, and if you like skyskrapers you might like to visit it. Apart from big buldings there is a big shoppingcenter (not very interesting) and a small park, where you, the weather being perfect still, without problems can sit down and read a bit in your book, while eating your Waitrose sandwich.
One funny fact:
The Radiohead song “Fake Plastic Trees” is about Canary Wharf.
Canary Wharf on wikipedia
Oh, one last thing, I saw this bird in Canary Wharf:
I am not sure, but doesn’t that look like birdflu to you ?