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A taxi driver's guide to Canary Wharf

Some parts of London can be a bit of a pain to get to. Especially if they’re as busy as the Docklands. And with the rise and rise of Canary Wharf taxi fares to seemingly scandalous rates, it’s about time you found a minicab service you can rely on. Addison Lee have been helping Londoners get where they need to go since 1975. And with over 20,000 journeys across the capital each day, we like to think we’ve gotten quite good at it. By that we mean we’re on time, comfortable, safe and always affordable – 30% more affordable than a black cab. And because we never, ever charge surge fares – even when we’re really busy – you’ll never have to worry about ludicrous fare hikes you didn’t know about. For some great ideas on what to do while you’re in the area, follow our Canary Wharf guide to the finest pubs, bars and restaurants the Docklands has to offer. We’ve included some of our absolute favourites. With some 16m square feet of office and retail space as well as around 100,000 people working here, Canary Wharf is unquestionably one of London’s most thriving business areas. In fact, in the UK, it’s second only to the City of London in that respect. Major businesses such as Barclays, HSBC, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan are all based here making it more than just a London financial hub, but a global one too. What may surprise you is that this isn’t just a place of business – a lot of people live here too. And while the docks still see some 1,000 ships pass through them each month they’re a far cry from the busy import/export trade that made them so busy through the 1800s. Even the name – “Canary Wharf” refers to the constant fruit trade with the Canary Islands. This is an area defined by its relationship with commerce. And where there are workers, there are usually places to relax after hours. Sure, the old man’s pubs have largely given way to trendy wine bars and Japanese restaurants but, if like us, you’re not so sure that’s a bad thing, read on and follow our Canary Wharf taxi driver’s guide for hints and tips on which ones you should be checking out while you’re here.

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Where to eat

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