Located on the West India Docks on the Isle of Dogs lies Canary Wharf. A once derelict site of the former docks, this area has been transformed into an international powerhouse. Professional services and financial institutions scar the landscape and office blocks tower over the area one higher than the other. Canary Wharf has become a symbol of luxury living with grand developments like the Pan Peninsula and Baltimore Wharf developments featuring bars and restaurants, catering for the city high fliers who work and play hard.
A short distance up the river is Limehouse. It served as a port of entry for the many seamen who had sailed many seas bringing with them undiscovered commodities.
Lying east of the locality and opposite Rotherhithe and Milwall, the area suffered the same fate as Canary Wharf had, with many years of neglect after the closure of the docks. However during the 1980s, Limehouse underwent a considerable regeneration, which coincided with the development of the areas surrounding Canary Wharf and today boasts many categories of residences, namely Frances Wharf, which is located next to the canal.