skip to content skip to search skip to navigation Listen Live skip to logon
Tuesday 30th August 2016
Max 26°C | Min 16°C

Why is Canary Wharf so called?


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


** 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.