Canary Wharf

Ten Years On: Why Didn't The Left Make The Most Of The Crash?

Harry Quilter-Pinner | Posted 20.08.2017 | UK Politics
Harry Quilter-Pinner

With the Eurozone still in a fragile position; global leverage and debt still rising; and fears of a tech bubble abound this may not be the distant possibility we want it to be. Ten years on from this crisis, it is time to learn the lessons of the crash and our response to it. After all, "those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them".

Bankers: Is It Business as Usual?

Rob Marris | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics
Rob Marris

The Chancellor should have stuck to his guns, and done the fair thing for the British people - regulate and tax the banks properly. As it is, the Bank of England & Financial Services Bill signals a major retreat by the Chancellor from what was until now his own policy. Thus, whilst he stands firmly behind his failed austerity (National Debt up 60% in his six years in charge), he is going soft on banks.

Changing Places or Changing People? East London Regeneration Hasn't Reduced Poverty - Just Relocated It

David Robinson | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK
David Robinson

Parts of this area, which less than a generation ago was one of the poorest regions in Western Europe, now has some of the highest land values in the world; of course, they are not occupied by the same families. Poverty hasn't been eliminated or even reduced. It has been relocated.

Book Review: Chimene Suleyman, 'Outside Looking On'

Musa Okwonga | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Musa Okwonga

Chimene Suleyman, a London-born poet, journalist and essayist of Turkish heritage, has produced Outside Looking On, a debut collection of poems for Influx Press; a very fine piece of work which, given its timing, captures London at a pivotal moment in its history.


Niamh Corbett | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech
Niamh Corbett

Canary Wharf has become cool! ... On Wednesday, George Osborne turned up in Canary Wharf to announce a new initiative that will explore the potential role of virtual currencies and digital money (Bitcoin to you and I) in Britain's economy.

Canary Wharf In Lockdown Over 'False Alarm' Bomb Scare

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK

London's Canary Wharf business district was put on lockdown following reports of a suspicious package Thursday morning. Met Police officers were ca...

Rogue Foreign Banks Could Be Kicked Out Of The City

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Politics

The Bank of England could ban foreign banks branches in Britain from the City of London if they fail to adhere to British standards of regulation. ...

Man Dies After Falling From JP Morgan HQ

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

A man has died after falling from the European headquarters of JP Morgan bank in London's Canary Wharf, Scotland Yard said. The man, believed to be...

The Silence of the 'Lambs'

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tarun Sakhrani

The realization of how dreary it actually is hits me as I step off the train at the Canary Wharf station. Hordes of people pile out of the train at that one stop, as if guided by a singular force or command. Still no smile!

London Battlehack

John Lunn | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
John Lunn

110 developers rocked up to One Canada Square, Canary Wharf recently for the London-leg of the PayPal search to find the best hackers across ten of the world's coolest cities.

Ignore the Banks (And Vince Cable) - They Are Lying

Harry Cooper | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Politics
Harry Cooper

The banks are lying. This may come as little surprise to most of us, given their appalling record of not taking responsibility for their behaviour both during and after the 2008 crisis. However it now seems that even Vince Cable, the business secretary, appears to have swallowed their most insidious lie.

A Visit To Truck Stop

Lucy Self | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

Truck Stop is located behind Canary Wharf, in the bit of water that runs between there and Docklands. The 20 vendors duo of makeshift bars manned by Rotary, BBQ smoke pit and 'patch of grass' are all housed on a platform in the middle of the water accessed by a bridge.

A New Angle on London's Regeneration

Barney Stringer | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Barney Stringer

With the Shard's new viewing gallery opening, I took the opportunity to see how London's regeneration is looking from 72 storeys up. The photos in th...

London - Still at the Heart of the Banking Industry

Tony Virdi | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK
Tony Virdi

In light of recent damaging reports on the banking industry, and the role banks and bankers have played globally in accelerating the credit crisis, Lo...

CCTV Images Released In Russian Banker Shooting

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK

Police have released CCTV images of the person suspected of the attempted murder of a wealthy Russian banker. German Gorbuntsov was shot a number ...

Clegg Targeted By 'Sting Operation'

PA | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Politics

Environmental campaigners dressed as bees launched a "sting operation" against Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today. Friends of the Earth (FoE) s...

Why the Shooting of Russian Banker German Gorbuntsov in London Raises Worries About Our National Security

Emma Reynolds | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Politics
Emma Reynolds

Our government should do much more to insist that Russia at all times behaves like a responsible global partner, and not one in which accusations of corruption and human rights abuses are rife and which risks exporting its problems onto the streets of London.

Russian Forces Help London Police Search For Banker's 'Assassin'

PA | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK

Russian police are working with Scotland Yard on a major criminal inquiry for the first time since the diplomatic fallout over the death of dissident ...

German Gorbuntsov Shooting: Russian Plots Are Nothing New In London

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK

It's a cliche to say that the apparent attempted murder of Russian banker German Gorbuntsov, who was gunned down in a hail of automatic fire near Cana...

Art Goes Underground

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 07.05.2012 | Home
Constantin Bjerke

Most Londoners have a complex relationship with the tube. Connecting around 12 million people, the urban rail network is one of the city's most valuab...

Olympic Posters Through History

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 09.02.2012 | Home

Canary Wharf is the most recent stop for the travelling exhibition of historical Olympic posters. A Century of Olympic Posters, which was curated a...

Banksy Strikes Again, This Time In The Homes Of London's Elite

Posted 19.02.2012 | Home

A new Banksy artwork has been discovered on the side of an empty building in London. It appeared in the financial district of Canary Wharf in the s...