As an iconic skyline that can be recognised from the Surrey side of the M25 Canary Wharf has been at the very heart of the London Docklands for centuries. Over twenty years ago, Canary Wharf as we recognise it today, came under construction and is now a multi-million pound commercial and business extravaganza. Home to banks, businesses and unbelievable shopping outlets, Canary Wharf is a district that never sleeps.
As you can imagine, our Park Lane and Mayfair girls are impressed by the towering steel frames of 1 Canada Square, 6 Canada Square and the Citigroup Centre. As a London or international client, you cannot say you have seen East London if you have never been to this financial quarter of the city. From suited businessmen and women to tourists, to night-time revellers going to Boisdale in Cabot Place – there is always someone to bump into.
However impressive these modern buildings are, a City escort and her client must never forget that until 1961 the Docklands (and their old buildings) stood testimony to a huge industrial area. In the late 1500’s, the Port of London was alive with activity, trade was expanding and Docklands became a point of departure for merchant ventures – in 1620 the Mayflower set sail from Rotherhithe to America. In 1802 the West India Docks opened and were considered to be the country’s greatest civil engineering structure of its day.
The great stretch of docks from St. Katharine’s by the Tower of London, past Surrey Commercial Docks, through the East and West Indies and the Royal Docks to Barking, were the world’s largest port. These docks grew and developed over 200 years. As ever, the City of London is a minefield of history, often forgotten in the modern-day, commercial world.
For a chance to see one of our fine high class London escorts if you are staying in Canary Wharf or indeed you want some company to visit for the day give us a call an we will be only too happy to arrange a lady for you. You will be very glad you called Park Lane and Mayfair as we are an established agency and are head and tail above the rest.