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Why is Canary Wharf so called?

Canary-Wharf.jpgQuestion

Why is Canary Wharf so called? Was it a wharf full of canaries?
Don, Hackney

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Michael, Dagenham
Qualification: Used to be a sight-seeing bus driver
Answer: During Victorian times, the East India Trading Company used to import fruit and vegetables from the Canary Islands. This was based in Canary Wharf.