HSBC Building (left), 1 Canada Square building (centre), Citigroup building (right)
in Tower Hamlets
, United Kingdom
, is a large business development on the Isle of Dogs
centred on the old West India Docks
It contains the UK's three tallest buildings, 1 Canada Square, commonly known as the Canary Wharf Tower; HSBC Tower; and Citigroup Tower.
It takes its name from seatrade with the Canary Islands, whose name comes from the dogs (Latin canis) which the Spaniards found there, producing the coincidence of trade between the Dog Islands and the Isle of Dogs.
Canary Wharf tenants include several major investment banks, including Barclays, as well as major newspaper firms, including The Independent, Reuters, and the Daily Mirror.
Nearby stations are Canary Wharf DLR station, Canary Wharf tube station, Heron Quays DLR station.
See also Docklands.