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The Docklands used to be part of the notorious East End of London. After decades of regeneration it is now a lovely, desirable neighbourhood. Boasting numerous attractions (Canary... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The Docklands used to be part of the notorious East End of London. After decades of regeneration it is now a lovely, desirable neighbourhood. Boasting numerous attractions (Canary Wharf, the O2 Center, etc), it has fast become one of the most important areas in the city especially with the financial center in Canary Wharf. It's closeness to the Thames offers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I first came here about 30 years ago when it was derelict and have seen the area propsper. Latterly I worked in a bank here and still visit occasionally even though I left banking some years ago. The area is incredibly vibrant and interesting and there is a great contrast between the old and new as until the middle of... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Docklands is the new city of london with its international airport its language (cockney) and different markets even its own train service which all make up docklands

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London, United Kingdom
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57 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Built at enormous expense London Docklands is a great missed opportunity to create a really attractive new quarter in London. Many visitors are clearly impressed by the size and quality of materials used in the construction of the area. They fall to appreciate that it could have been so much better with intelligent, imaginative planning. The buildings lack elegance and... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

Canary Wharf and the surrounding areas are well worth a visit. Beautiful buildings. Lots of underground shops. Outdoor ice rink. Green areas with fairy lights. Bars and restaurants.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

No visit to London can be complete without a visit to the Docklands area. The London docklands were of great importance in the history of the development of Britain's empire and of its status as a great trading power. The regeneration of the docklands area during the 1980s and later was also of great importance in the development of Britain's... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Very clean and 'business-like' as expected. We only passed through on the DLR on our way to Greenwich but were quite impressed and certainly a different part of London to have a quick look around while switching between tube and DLR.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Once upon a time, Docklands was run down and dismal, but not any more! The transformation in this area of London has been amazing and it is now an area that is desirable and full of really interesting modern architecture and design

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The ghostlike experience of docklands seems very different from the rest of London, but definitely worth a few hours. take the railway through and see the designed "Canary wharf" train station. Combined with the tunnel under the Thames to Greenwich, you can spend an exciting day.

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Farnham, Surrey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

had a great evening with friends to see a show at the Dome - sorry O2 - and spent ages in the centre beforehand

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