The Canary Wharf and Limehouse Virtual Tour

19th century painting of the West India Docks

What’s this tour about?

It’s not just about huge office buildings, it’s an amazing story about resilience against failure.

Hear about a proud local community (who once declared their own independent country), of bustling docks filled with rum and sugar, of pirates, of executions, of the courage of digging the world‘s first under-river tunnel, of London’s first Chinese community, Chinatown, of early canal networks … most of all, it is the story of resilience.

Using google Earth images, photos and lots of true stories, this is a virtual tour of the remarkable story of the rise, decline and rise once more of the area known as the Isle of Dogs.

Tour details:

  • 1 hour virtual tour via Zoom
  • Multiple dates
  • £7 per person or £10 per group/ family (group/ family can be in two locations on 2 devices)
  • Book your tickets via Eventbrite
  • We’ll email you the meeting ID and password on the morning of the tour

Google reviews of our Canary Wharf virtual tour

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Engaging and informative”
Loona’s tour was engaging and informative. He has good energy and really draws you in the subject. Overall, it’s a very good experience!
Arnaud Chevallier

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Well planned, friendly and humorous “
Wide-ranging, covering the history of the Isle of Dogs and the development of Canary Wharf from its role in the British Empire to the financial powerhouse of today. Wide range of interesting visual material – Google Earth, old photographs, maps and period illustrations. Well planned, friendly and humorous presentation.
Moira Allan