My mum and dad lived on the isle of dogs a little over 40 years ago. Completely cut off. One bus route in and out the island. The museum of docklands is good if you're ever in the area. Its right next to the wetherspoons
One Canada Sq went up in 1991 and was on its own for years. The HSBC and Citigroup towers were still being constructed when I moved to London in 2000, glistening vertical building sites that shimmered on the horizon.
Love those pics. It's disorienting how cities change. A friend lived in Canada Water in 99ish, and afair, 'canary wharf' was still mainly used to refer to the tower, not the district. Total difference from 6/7 years later when I used to go there for work. Opening of the jubiele line changed everything, says here that was 99 too
Greenwich was the only part of London I knew as a kid, and I don't think I've been back since.