Canary Wharf, London’s East End and the Thames – A pleasant stroll

Canary Wharf 2013

London’s Canary Wharf 2013


The East End of London has been known for many things.  It has gone from one of the most feared areas of the London thanks to the exploits of Jack The Ripper and the Krays.  In between in 1903, American author Jack London wrote of the People of the Abyss, the abyss being the same Whitechapel streets that only 20 years earlier were haunted by Saucy Jack.  This same area was also heavily bombed during the London Blitz of WWII.  But what a difference a century makes.



St Katharines Docks Early 20th Century

St Katharine’s Docks Early 20th Century

London's East End Burns after German Bombing

London’s East End burns after German Bombing


The area stretching from St. Katharine Dock to Canary Wharf is not a 3-mile walk through history into the very upscale neighborhood it is today.  Click here to read this excellent piece from and discover this wonderful area that is worth a visit.

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