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LFA2017 'A DOCKLANDS ODYSSEY - The Reinvention and Rise of Canary Wharf'
Sat 17 June 2017, 13:00 – 15:30 BST
In the 1980s London's great new opportunity was the East End. In Thatcher's free market city, Docklands was a landscape full of possibilities and there for the taking. Over 30 years later what was once the hub of London's 18th century port is one of the most important financial hubs in the world - a quayside fragment of Wall Street with all the North American swagger and architectural chutzpah to match. From marine relics and wharves to beaux arts arcades, TV landmarks, post-modern icons and high-tech underworlds, this walk charts the making of this icon of urban planning, exploring the politics, business deals and various waves of boom and bust that have marked its creation. With quayside contributions from architect and designer Sam Jacob and more names to be confirmed soon.
DEPARTS - Westferry DLR Station
Part of ‘Loaded Landscapes’ - a season of walks for LFA2017 by The London Ambler - Mike Althorpe.