Have a howlingly good time on the Isle of Dogs
Situated in the East End of London, Isle of Dogs is in one of the largest meanders in the River Thames, and is surrounded on three sides by the historic waterway. The origins of its unusual name are unclear; it could be from Edward III housing his greyhounds there, or a corruption of Isle of Ducks, due to the number of wildfowl that once lived there. Once an important area of docks, it's now dominated by Canary Wharf.
Canary Whard's awe-inspiring architecture
Canary Wharf, situated on the Isle of Dogs on what was once the historic West India Docks, is a hugely important financial centre and features some of Europe's tallest buildings, including One Canada Square, the UK's second-tallest building after The Shard. A visit to the Museum of London Docklands really brings the area's history to life. The many delights of the Millennium Dome are also just a stone's throw away across the river.
From the Isle of Dogs to Baker Street and beyond
Thanks to London's excellent and extensive public transport network, it's possible to travel from Isle of Dogs to the centre of the capital in a matter of minutes. Canary Wharf's underground station is on the Jubilee Line, which has stops at the Millennium Dome, London Bridge, Westminster, Bond Street, Baker Street and many more.
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