Pan Peninsula, South Quay E14.

Iconic? Yes.

Sought after? Yes.

These are quite 'estate agenty' words aren't they? Perhaps too estate agenty for us, as true as they are.

We like to think of Pan Peninsula (or indeed 'Pan Pen') as 'the daddy'.

DLR: Blackwall is well served by the Docklands Light Railway: Blackwall station itself, East India and Poplar. DLR trains run every 3-4 minutes at peak times.

Tube: There isn’t a tube station located within the area itself, but just one stop away east from East India DLR is Canning Town station which connects you to the Jubilee line. Alternatively, go west on the DLR for a connection to the Central line at Bank.

Bus: The D7 service connects Blackwall to wider east London, via Canary Wharf. Whilst the 277 will take you all the way to Highbury & Islington, and the 15 to Charing Cross, via Aldgate and St. Paul’s. The N550 night bus from Trafalgar Square also passes through the area before terminating at Canning Town station.

Airport: Getting away from it all couldn’t be easier with London City Airport just a few stops away on the DLR or a few minutes by cab.

proper local launch party

Last Wednesday we thought it was a good idea to have a drink to celebrate the launch of Proper Local. And indeed, it was a good idea.

At The George (a proper local pub of course) friends, colleagues and partners came together to drink stuff and have fun. And we really did.

  • The earliest known reference to Blackwall is in a document of 1362, in which meadow and pasture were leased at Godelockhope (Goodluck Hope) and Blackwall.
  • Following the successful creation of the West India Docks which opened in 1802, an Act of Parliament in 1803 set up The East India Dock Company.

bird in Canary Wharf

Some of you might have noticed that there's precious little bird poop in Canary Wharf, and we're going to explain why.

This is Lemmy (the little chap on the right) and he is a Harris Hawk. If you work in Canary Wharf you might have seen him around, either up in the skies, or exactly as you see him now, on Paul's arm (he's the chap on the left).

Lemmy's job is to keep the birds away. Have a think, when was the last time you saw a pigeon in Canary Wharf?

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