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Canary Wharf is a large business development on the Isle of Dogs, centred on the old West India Docks.

Canary Wharf originally housed cargo warehouses that catered to the docks and derived its name from trade with the Canary Islands. In the past, the docks were the busiest globally until containerisation led to their decline.

In 1981, the London Docklands Development Corporation initiated a project to rejuvenate the derelict London docks, covering an area of eight square miles. Initially, the focus was on redeveloping light industrial schemes, and the primary occupant of Canary Wharf was Limehouse Studios, a television production company.

In 1984, while searching for a location for a client’s food processing plant, Michael von Clem, the head of the investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston, visited the Docklands. He discovered vacant land and, considering the possibility of relocating City of London offices, reached out to his counterpart at Morgan Stanley. They agreed that a substantial development with critical mass would be necessary and acknowledged the need for a new Tube line to make the project viable.

The Canadian developer Olympia and York took on the project and crucially agreed to cover 50% of the proposed cost of extending the Jubilee Line. Construction of Canary Wharf commenced in 1988, with the completion of the first phase in 1992.

However, the property market experienced a collapse in the early 1990s, resulting in a decline in tenant demand, and the Jubilee Line extension faced delays due to Olympia & York’s collapse. The project went into administration, and for a while, Canary Wharf appeared destined to become a deserted development accessible only via the Docklands Light Railway.

In December 1995, an international consortium, supported by the former owners of Olympia & York, acquired the project. At this point, the working population was approximately 13 000, and over half of the office space remained unoccupied. The pivotal moment in Canary Wharf’s recovery came with the long-awaited commencement of the Jubilee Line construction, a project the government aimed to complete in time for the Millennium celebrations. From that moment, prospective tenants began to view Canary Wharf as an alternative to traditional office locations. Subsequent phases were finalised, and new phases were added.

Today, Canary Wharf thrives with major banks and news media companies as tenants. The immediate consequence of Canary Wharf’s development was the escalation of land values in the surrounding area.

Currently, Canary Wharf is connected to central London through the Canary Wharf DLR station, established in 1991, the extension of the Jubilee Line to Canary Wharf tube station, inaugurated in 2000 and the 2022 Elizabeth Line.

Additionally, a river boat services from Canary Waterside connects Canary Wharf to the City of London and Greenwich.




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Vic Stanley   
Added: 24 Feb 2024 17:38 GMT   

Postcose
The postcode is SE15, NOT SE1

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Gillian   
Added: 17 Feb 2024 00:08 GMT   

No 36 Upper East Smithfield
My great great grandfather was born at No 36 Upper East Smithfield and spent his early years staring out at a "dead wall" of St Katharine’s Docks. His father was an outfitter and sold clothing for sailors. He describes the place as being backed by tenements in terrible condition and most of the people living there were Irish.

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 16 Feb 2024 20:32 GMT   

Name origin
Interestingly South Lambeth derives its name from the same source as Lambeth itself - a landing place for lambs.

But South Lambeth has no landing place - it is not on the River Thames

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C Hobbs   
Added: 31 Jan 2024 23:53 GMT   

George Gut (1853 - 1861)
George Gut, Master Baker lived with his family in Long Lane.
George was born in Bernbach, Hesse, Germany and came to the UK sometime in the 1840s. In 1849, George married an Englishwoman called Matilda Baker and became a nauralized Englishman. He was given the Freedom of the City of London (by Redemption in the Company of Bakers), in 1853 and was at that time, recorded as living at 3 Long Lane. In the 1861 census, George Gut was living at 11 Long Lane.

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Emma Beach   
Added: 18 Jan 2024 04:33 GMT   

William Sutton Thwaites
William Sutton Thwaites was the father of Frances Lydia Alice Knorr nee Thwaites�’�’she was executed in 1894 in Melbourne, Victoria Australia for infanticide. In the year prior to his marriage, to her mother Frances Jeanette Thwaites nee Robin, William Sutton was working as a tailor for Mr Orchard who employed four tailors in the hamlet of Mile End Old Town on at Crombies Row, Commercial Road East.

Source: 1861 England Census Class: Rg 9; Piece: 293; Folio: 20; Page: 2; GSU roll: 542608

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Simon   
Added: 15 Jan 2024 15:44 GMT   

Simon De Charmes, clockmaker
De Charmes (or Des Charmes), Simon, of French Huguenot extraction. Recorded 1688 and Free of the Clockmakers’ Company 1691-1730. In London until 1704 at least at ’his House, the Sign of the Clock, the Corner of Warwick St, Charing Cross’. See Brian Loomes The Early Clockmakers of Great Britain, NAG Press, 1981, p.188

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Born here
Jacqueline Mico   
Added: 14 Jan 2024 07:29 GMT   

Robert Bolam
This is where my grandad was born, he went on to be a beautiful man, he became a shop owner, a father, and grandfather, he lost a leg when he was a milkman and the horse kicked him, then opened a shop in New Cross and then moved to Lewisham where he had a Newsagents and tobacconists.

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Tom Hughes   
Added: 5 Jan 2024 14:11 GMT   

4 Edwardes Terrace
In 1871, Mrs. Blake, widow of Gen. Blake, died in her home at 4 Edwardes Terrace, leaving a fortune of 140,000 pounds, something like 20 million quid today. She left no will. The exact fortune may have been exaggerated but for years claimants sought their share of the "Blake millions" which eventually went to "the Crown."

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Canary Wharf Canary Wharf is a large business development on the Isle of Dogs, centred on the old West India Docks.
Museum of London Docklands The Museum of London Docklands, based in an 1802 warehouse, tells the history of London’s River Thames and the growth of the Docklands.
Railway Tavern The Railway Tavern was generally known as Charlie Brown’s.
Tower Hamlets College Tower Hamlets College is a large further education and a constituent college of New City College.
West India Quay West India Quay is a leisure complex on the Isle of Dogs.

NEARBY STREETS
, E14 Gaverick Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
, E14 Holmsdale House is a block on Poplar High Street (Poplar)
1 Cabot Square, E14 1 Cabot Square (also known as the Credit Suisse building) is a 21 floor office building occupied by Credit Suisse in the Canary Wharf development (Canary Wharf)
1 West India Quay, E14 1 West India Quay is a skyscraper designed by HOK in the Docklands area which was completed in 2004 (Canary Wharf)
Adams Place, E14 Adams Place is a road in the E14 postcode area (Canary Wharf)
Admirals Way, E14 Admirals Way is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Albert Place, E14 Albert Place was a row of houses in Westferry Road, just north of Tooke Street
Alpha Road, E14 Alpha Road was Alpha Groveafter 1939
Ares Court, E14 Ares Court is a block on Homer Drive
Arethusa House, E14 Arethusa House is a block on Cahir Street
Arran House, E14 Arran House is located on Prestons Road (Canary Wharf)
Bank Street, E14 Bank Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Canary Wharf)
Beaufort Court, E14 Beaufort Court is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Bellamy Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Bellmouth Passage, E14 Bellmouth Passage is a road in the E14 postcode area (Canary Wharf)
Bellmouth Promenade West, E14 Bellmouth Promenade West is a road in the E14 postcode area (Canary Wharf)
Bellmouth Walk, E14 Bellmouth Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area (Canary Wharf)
Berkeley Tower, E14 Berkeley Tower is a building on Westferry Circus (Canary Wharf)
Beufort Court, E14 Beufort Court is sited on Admirals Way
Billingsgate Market, E14 Billingsgate Market is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Poplar)
Blue Bridge, E14 Blue Bridge is a road in the SW1H postcode area (Canary Wharf)
Boardwalk Place, E14 Boardwalk Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Canary Wharf)
Bogart Court, E14 Bogart Court is a block on Limehouse Link (Westferry)
Bridge House Quay, E14 Bridge House Quay was part of the Wates Built Homes scheme designed by Whittam, Cox, Ellis & Clayton on the site of the Blackwall Graving Dock (Canary Wharf)
Britannia Road, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Broadway Walk, E14 Broadway Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area (Canary Wharf)
Brunel House, E14 Brunel House is a block on Ship Yard
Byng Street, E14 Byng Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Cabot Place East, E14 Cabot Place East is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Canary Wharf)
Cabot Place West, E14 Cabot Place West is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Canary Wharf)
Cabot Place, E14 Cabot Place is a retail area (Canary Wharf)
Cabot Square, E14 Cabot Square is one of the central squares of the Canary Wharf Development (Canary Wharf)
Canada Place, E14 Canada Place is a block and named route in the centre of Canada Square (Canary Wharf)
Canada Square, E14 Canada Square is a public square at Canary Wharf (Canary Wharf)
Canary Riverside, E14 Canary Riverside is a road in the E14 postcode area (Canary Wharf)
Canary Wharf Pier, E14 Canary Wharf Pier is a road in the E14 postcode area
Canary Wharf, E14 Canary Wharf is a location rather than a road but one which has addresses assigned to it (Canary Wharf)
Cannon Drive, E14 Cannon Drive connects Hertsmere Road with the Cannon Workshops (Westferry)
Cannon House, E14 Cannon House is sited on Hertsmere Road West (Westferry)
Cannon Workshops, E14 Cannon Workshops is a block dating to the beginning of the 19th century (Westferry)
Cartier Circle, E14 Cartier Circle is a road in the E14 postcode area (Canary Wharf)
Cascades Tower, E14 Cascades Tower is a building on Westferry Road
Castor Lane, E14 Castor Lane is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Poplar)
Chancellor Passage, E14 Chancellor Passage is in the Canary Wharf area behind West India Quay (Canary Wharf)
Chandlers Mews, E14 Chandlers Mews is a road in the E14 postcode area
Churchill Place, E14 Churchill Place is a road in the E14 postcode area (Canary Wharf)
Cochrane House, E14 Residential block
Cold Harbour, E14 Cold Harbour is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Canary Wharf)
Columbus Courtyard, E14 Columbus Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Canary Wharf)
Commercial Pier Wharf, E14 Commercial Pier Wharf is a road in the E14 postcode area (Canary Wharf)
Cooks Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode (Canary Wharf)
Corsair House, E14 Corsair House is sited on Scott Russell Place
Crossrail Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode (Canary Wharf)
Crossrail Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode (Canary Wharf)
Cruise Court, E14 Cruise Court is a block on Cuba Street
Cruse House, E14 Cruse House is located on Poplar High Street (Poplar)
Cuba Street, E14 Cuba Street was laid out by the Batson family
Cyclops Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Dingle Gardens, E14 Dingle Gardens is a road in the E14 postcode area (Poplar)
Dockmasters House, E14 Dockmasters House is a block on Hertsmere Road (Westferry)
Dolphin Lane, E14 A street within the E14 postcode (Poplar)
East Quay, E14 A street within the E14 postcode (Poplar)
Eaton House, E14 Eaton House can be found on Westferry Circus (Westferry)
Edison Building, E14 Edison Building is a block on Westferry Road
Emmett Street, E14 Emmett Street originated in the early 19th century (Westferry)
Endeavour House, E14 Endeavour House is a block on Cuba Street
Ensign House Admirals Way, E14 Ensign House Admirals Way is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Ensign House, E14 Residential block
Finchs Court Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode (Poplar)
Fishermans Place, E14 Fishermans Place is a road in the W4 postcode area (Canary Wharf)
Fishermans Walk, E14 Fishermans Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Canary Wharf)
Flynn Court, E14 Flynn Court is a block on Garford Street (Westferry)
Fonda Court, E14 Fonda Court is a building on Premiere Place (Westferry)
Franklin Building, E14 Franklin Building is a building on Westferry Road
Garford Street, E14 Garford Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Westferry)
Garland Court, E14 Garland Court is located on Limehouse Link (Westferry)
Gate House, E14 Gate House is a block on Westferry Road
Gaverick Mews, E14 Gaverick Mews is a road in the E14 postcode area
George Street, E14 George Street was probably named after a member of the Batson family
Good Hope House, E14 Good Hope House is a block on Poplar High Street (Poplar)
Goodfaith House, E14 Goodfaith House is a block on Simpson’s Road (Poplar)
Goodspeed House, E14 Goodspeed House is a block on Simpson’s Road (Poplar)
Goodwill House, E14 Goodwill House is a block on Simpson’s Road (Poplar)
Greenland Passage, E14 Greenland Passage is a road in the E14 postcode area
Greenwich View Place, E14 Greenwich View Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Greenwich View, E14 Greenwich View is a road in the E14 postcode area
Harbour Quay, E14 Harbour Quay is an Isle of Dogs development
Havannah Street, E14 Havannah Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Heron Quay, E14 Heron Quay is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Heron Quays)
Heron Quays Road, E14 Heron Quays Road is a road in the E14 postcode area (South Quay)
Heron Quays, E14 Heron Quays is a road in the E14 postcode area (Heron Quays)
Hertsmere Road, E14 Hertsmere Road - a 1980s-era road - curves around the back of the Museum of London Docklands (Westferry)
Homer Drive, E14 Homer Drive is a road in the E14 postcode area
Horatio Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode (Canary Wharf)
Horizon Building, E14 The Horizon Building (Canary Wharf)
Horizons Tower, E14 Horizons Tower can be found on Yabsley Street (Canary Wharf)
Hutching’s Street, E14 Hutching’s Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Hymek Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Ironmongers Place, E14 Ironmongers Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Jefferson Building, E14 Jefferson Building is a block on Westferry Road
Jessop Square Heron Quay, E14 Jessop Square Heron Quay is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Heron Quays)
Jessops Square, E14 Jessops Square is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Heron Quays)
Jetty Court, E14 Jetty Court is a block on Old Bellgate Place
Jubilee Place, E14 Jubilee Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (South Quay)
Kelly Court, E14 Kelly Court is located on Garford Street (Westferry)
Kintyre House, E14 Kintyre House is a block on Cold Harbour (Canary Wharf)
Lancaster Drive, E14 Lancaster Drive was designed by WCEC Architects for the Wates Group and was completed circa 1985 (Canary Wharf)
Landmark East Tower, E14 Landmark East Tower is a block on Marsh Wall
Landmark Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Landmark West Tower, E14 Landmark West Tower is a block on Marsh Wall
Landon Walk, E14 Landon Walk is a dockside walkway (Canary Wharf)
Landons Close, E14 Landons Close is part of the Jamestown Harbour development of 73 low-density homes, situated between Poplar Dock and Blackwall Marina (Canary Wharf)
Ledger Building, E14 Ledger Building is a block on Hertsmere Road (Westferry)
Lewis House, E14 Lewis House can be found on Cold Harbour (Canary Wharf)
Lovegrove Walk, E14 Lovegrove Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area (Canary Wharf)
Lubbock House, E14 Lubbock House is a block on Simpson’s Road (Poplar)
Mackenzie Walk, E14 Mackenzie Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Canary Wharf)
Maclenzie Walk, E14 Maclenzie Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Canary Wharf)
Malabar Street, E14 Malabar Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Manilla Street, E14 Manilla Street was originally Alfred Street, renamed in 1875
Marlin Apartments, E14 Marlin Apartments is located on Byng Street
Martindale House, E14 Martindale House is a block on Simpsons Road (Poplar)
Mary Jones Court, E14 Mary Jones Court is a block on Garford Street (Westferry)
Mayflower House, E14 Mayflower House is a block on Westferry Road
Michigan House, E14 Michigan House is a building on Westferry Road
Milligan Street, E14 Milligan Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Westferry)
Moiety Road, E14 Moiety Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Montgomery Square, E14 Montgomery Square is a road in the E14 postcode area (Canary Wharf)
Montgomery Street, E14 Montgomery Street is a road in the E14 postcode area (Canary Wharf)
Myers Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode (Canary Wharf)
Nash Court, E14 Nash Court is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Canary Wharf)
Naxos Building, E14 Naxos Building can be found on Hutchings Street
North Colonnade, E14 North Colonnade is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Canary Wharf)
North Quay, E14 The North Quay development - approximately 3.28 hectares - was previously used as a construction laydown area for the Canary Wharf Elizabeth line station (Canary Wharf)
North Quay-Blood Alley, E14 This part of North Quay was known as Blood Alley when this was a docklands area (Canary Wharf)
Norwood House, E14 Norwood House is a block on Poplar High Street (Poplar)
Old Bellgate Place, E14 Old Bellgate Place is a road in the E14 postcode area
Ontario Way, E14 Ontario Way is a road in the E14 postcode area (Canary Wharf)
Park Drive, E14 Park Drive is a newer road of the Canary Wharf area
Park Pavilion, E14 A street within the E14 postcode (Canary Wharf)
Park Place, E14 Park Place ran south from Limehouse Causeway (Westferry)
Park Row, E14 Park Row is a road in the E14 postcode area (Canary Wharf)
Parker House, E14 Residential block
Pierpoint Building, E14 Pierpoint Building is a block on Westferry Road
PO Box 4, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
po box 4, E14 West India Docks is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Polaris Apartments, E14 Polaris Apartments is a block on Prestons Road (Canary Wharf)
Poplar High Street, E14 Until the late nineteenth century Poplar High Street was the district’s principal street. (Poplar)
Premiere Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode (Westferry)
Preston’s Road, E14 This is a street in the E14 postcode area (Canary Wharf)
Providence Cottages, E14 Providence Cottages were situated off Emmett Street (Westferry)
Quayside House, E14 Quayside House can be found on Westferry Road
Raleana Road, E14 Raleana Road is a road in the E14 postcode area (Canary Wharf)
Reuters Plaza, E14 Reuters Plaza is a road in the E14 postcode area (Canary Wharf)
Riverway House, E14 Riverway House is a block on Westferry Road
Rogers Court, E14 Rogers Court is a block on Limehouse Link (Westferry)
Seacon Tower, E14 Seacon Tower is a block on Hutchings Street
Ship Yard, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Simpson’s Road, E14 Simpson’s Road is a road in the E14 postcode area (Poplar)
South Colonnade, E14 South Colonnade is the southern access for Canary Wharf (Canary Wharf)
South Quay Square, E14 South Quay Square is a road in the E14 postcode area (South Quay)
Spinnaker House, E14 Spinnaker House is a block on Byng Street
St. Lukes Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Starboard Way, E14 Starboard Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
Stoneyard Lane, E14 A street within the E14 postcode (Poplar)
Storehouse Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode (Westferry)
Strafford Street, E14 Strafford Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Tara House, E14 Tara House is a block on Deptford Ferry Road
Taylor House, E14 Taylor House is a block on Stonehouse Mews (Westferry)
Thames Circle, E14 Thames Circle is a road in the E14 postcode area
The Blue Bridge, E14 The Blue Bridge is a road in the E14 postcode area (Canary Wharf)
The Gate House, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
The Plate House, E14 The Plate House is located on Burrells Wharf Square
The Port East Building, E14 The Port East Building is a block on Hertsmere Road (Canary Wharf)
The Quarterdeck, E14 The Quarterdeck is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
The Warehouse, E14 A street within the E14 postcode (Canary Wharf)
Tideway House, E14 Tideway House can be found on Strafford Street
Tobago Street, E14 Tobago Street was formerly called both Cross Street and Marsh Street
Tooke Street, E14 Tooke Street was a former road in the Isle of Dogs
Topmast Point, E14 Topmast Point is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Trafalgar Way, E14 Trafalgar Way is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Canary Wharf)
Transom Square, E14 Transom Square is a road in the E14 postcode area
Triton House, E14 Triton House is sited on Cahir Street
Tyndale Court, E14 Tyndale Court is a block on Transom Square
Unit The Gate House, E14 Unit The Gate House is a block on Westferry Road
Upper Bank Street, E14 Upper Bank Street is a road in the E14 postcode area (Canary Wharf)
Vanguard Building, E14 Vanguard Building is a block on Westferry Road
Vulcan Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Water Street, E14 Water Street is a location in London
Wateridge Close, E14 Wateridge Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Waterman Building, E14 Waterman Building is a block on Westferry Road
Welles Court, E14 Welles Court is a block on Limehouse Link (Westferry)
West India Avenue, E14 West India Avenue is a road in the E14 postcode area (Canary Wharf)
West India Dock Road, E14 West India Dock Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Poplar)
West Wintergarden, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Westferry Circus, E14 Westferry Circus is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Canary Wharf)
Westferry Promenade, E14 Westferry Promenade is a road in the E14 postcode area
Westferry Road, E14 Westferry Road was the road from Limehouse to the Greenwich Ferry
Westferry Studios, E14 Westferry Studios is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Westferry)
Whitby House, E14 Whitby House is a block on Marsh Wall
Winant House, E14 Winant House is a block on Simpson’s Road (Poplar)
Wren Landing, E14 Wren Landing is an open area between Cabot Square and the footbridge over to the Museum of London Docklands (Canary Wharf)

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Tooke Arms The Tooke Arms is on Westferry Road.


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