ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD . . .
Canary Wharf is one of two major business districts in London. While it once was one of the world’s busiest docks, the decline of the port industry led to its closure by 1980. The area’s subsequent redevelopment has led to a new era for the region, which now contains many of Europe's tallest buildings, including the second tallest in Great Britain, One Canada Square. Today, Canary Wharf’s skyline continues to grow, as more people gravitate towards this southern London neighborhood, which is also home to many of the world’s major financial institutions, including HSBC, Credit Suisse, and Barclays. The newly renovated Docklands rail station, providing quick and reliable transportation between Canary Wharf and the rest of London, has encouraged traffic to and from this neighborhood, particularly during business hours. Canary Wharf and its nearby residential village within the Isle of Dogs remains relatively quiet in the evenings and weekends due to its weekday business focus.