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Presenting The Canary Wharf Experience

 

Missed the first tour? Don’t worry – because Occupy London Tours is back with…

THE CANARY WHARF EXPERIENCE
Tuesday 13th December, 18.00

Canary Wharf – one of the hottest destinations that London has to offer. Marvel at the sights and sounds of the UK’s newest financial district, from tax avoidance and bonus bonanzas to financial mismanagement and dirty tricks.

Join Occupy London for this unique guided tour as we uncover the true story of the mess we’re in…

Meet outside Canary Wharf tube, at 6pm this Tuesday 13 December.

Look out for the tour guide with the umbrella!”London is already known for its Jack the Ripper walks – but now there’s a new tour guide in town… Enlightening” – The Independent

From the first tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qFfI2D5qqU

 

7 Responses to “Presenting The Canary Wharf Experience”

  1. I went along to this last time and I thought the two guys did a great job, the tour was informative about the buildings and the financial shenanigans/frauds of the companies ensconced in them, some of it very dark of course but with humour thrown in.

    I still don’t quite understand how the area can apparently have its own private security dressed so like police to any casual observer, while being served by the public transport system (and bailed out by govt funds in many cases!).

    Might be worth noting the meeting point is outside the tube not the nearby DLR. And I believe there’s an east & a west exit from canary wharf tube so maybe someone will confirm which they’ll be in front of.

     
    • Meet at the main exit from the jubilee line tube. The location is accurately marked on the UK Uncut website:
      http://www.ukuncut.org.uk/actions/780

      It is a pedestrianized area which I think is called ‘Banker’s Plaza’ where there are various restaurants (Carluccio’s etc). It’s the bit with all the clocks (see picture: http://www.artofthestate.co.uk/london_photos/Canary_Wharf_Clock.htm)

      If you’ve come by tube, it’s the obvious place.

      If you’ve come by DLR, just follow the signs for Canary Wharf tube – you walk through the shopping centre and then come out onto Banker’s Plaza. It’s a two minute walk.

       
    • As someone who works at Canary Wharf, I’ve never mistook the guards for coppers, especially as they have security officer and canary wharf on their uniforms.

      Guilty consciouses?

       
  2. “I still don’t quite understand how the area can apparently have its own private security dressed so like police to any casual observer, while being served by the public transport system (and bailed out by govt funds in many cases!).”

    Yes, that really skin annoys me. There is a part of that ivory tower complex that still public land, not sure where but was told it was a foot bridge over some water.

     
  3. your nuts but it is nice to make nutty friends

     
  4. Brilliant tour. 100% informative. Highly recommended to anyone interested in global finance!

     
  5. Great tour! Informative, entertaining and well done.

    Report just published on these things – ‘The law of opposites’ by Gordon Kerr

    http://www.adamsmith.org/sites/default/files/research/files/ASI_Law_of_opposites.pdf

     

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