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Phonetics For 'Canary Wharf'?
kə:'neh:ree wɔhf not 'kan:a:reeThe stress is on the second syllable; -nary rhymes with Mary; Whar- sounds like war and rhymes with 'or'.
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How do you pronounce Canary Wharf?
kə:'neh:ree wɔhf not 'kan:a:reeThe stress is on the second syllable -nary rhymes with Mary Whar- sounds like war, rhymes with or
Where is the Canary Wharf?Canary Wharf is on the Isle of Dogs in London, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Travel Zone 2.
What is Canary Wharf?It is an area in London which one of two financial centres in the United Kingdom, the other is the City of London. In addition, this destination on the Isle of Dogs offers many leisure activities.
How do I get to Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs? What types of transport are available?There are many options, for up to date timetables for public transport, click on the links. Note that you will use the same transport for the Isle of Dogs:
- *Jubilee Bus Service (up to 30 per hour), Train Service, and walking route, see TfL (Transport for London);
- *Canary Wharf Tube Station is on the Jubilee line between Canada Water and North Greenwich. For underground timetables, click here;
- *DLR (Docklands Light Railway), for timetables, see TfL above;
- *River Bus: see the Thames Clippers;
- *The Elizabeth Line Crossrail.
Where does the name Canary Wharf come from?
When in history is the name 'Canary Wharf first mentioned?'
- Most academics argue that it comes from "canis" the Latin word for "dog" and it appears that the Ancient Romans may have worshipped dogs on the Canary Islands which are now part of Spain (Las Islas Canarias in Spanish). Others think that it may be derived from "Canarii" the name of Berber tribes in the region.
- What I find interesting is that Canary Wharf is situated on the Isle of Dogs and some say the Isle of Dogs takes its name from the Canary Islands (remember, some theorise it comes from the Latin for dog: canis). The accepted theory is that there was trade between the Canary Islands and what became Canary Wharf and this is the true origin of the name.
How experts disagree about the origin of the name Canary Wharf
- That theory may be scuppered because the Canary Islands may not be named after the Latin word for dogs after all, and rather for the Berber tribe as discussed above. The origin of the name is hotly contested, so if you discuss it with locals, brace yourself!
The origin of Canary Wharf according to Charles DickensAround the 1850's, the writer Charles Dickens theorised the Isle of Dogs may have been named for either the hunting dogs of "princes" (his own word) OR because a faithful dog stayed on the Isle with the body of his master who had been murdered.
More theories on the origin of the name Canary Wharf
- Others suggest corruptions of the words 'dykes' or 'dogs' or even 'ducks'. Whatever the case, the Isle of Dogs is not an isle at all, but rather drained marshland.
What does 'Wharf' mean?
- 'Wharf' can refer to Docklands, quays (say keys, not kwayz), a pier, or a general landing spot on the water.
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What are the top things for tourists to do at Canary Wharf?
*As mentioned before, visit the Museum of London Docklands;
*Check out One Canada Square (the second tallest skyscraper in the UK) and the other skyscrapers built in this major financial centre and tech hub;
*There are great restaurants and shops;
*Need to check in with your bank? Canary Wharf is home to the headquarters of many of the biggest world-wide banks;
*If you really, really like fish, you can visit the famous Billingsgate Market but be aware that the smell is strong;
*Limehouse Marina has great restaurants and if you are a birdwatcher, you will enjoy the swans and the herons;
*Mudchute Farm is great for kids. The name refers to the fact that it was originally the destination for mud dredged up from the Millwall Docks and dumped there.
1. Canary Wharf was no longer used and in a state of disrepair when a Canadian property tycoon had the idea to gentrify and completely overhaul the area. The Canary Wharf of today only dates back to 1990!;
2. Canary Wharf includes office blocks, shops, galleries, and restaurants;
3. You can buy residential property in Canary Wharf - property prices range from £125,000 to £1,700,000.