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Canary Wharf has divided the opinions of Londoners.
On Tuesday 11 January, a thread was posted on Reddit entitled ‘Canary Wharf is severely underrated’.
Users were quick to flood the thread with comments, sharing their opinions on the East London business district.
While the thread’s title gave a positive take on the area, many comments totally disagreed.
Some users slammed it as a ‘soulless dystopian corporate Disneyland’.
Canary Wharf is located on the Isle of Dogs in East London.
The area is well known for workers, as it is full of towering office buildings and is often referred to as London’s central business district.
Comically, one Reddit user commented: ‘Surprisingly low amount of canaries, just lots of people in suits + a few pigeons. 2/10’
And another slammed it as: ‘Boring and has no personality similar to the personality of the bankers that work there – bland, robotic, dull, and cold.’
One described it as having a ‘it’s got an incredibly sterile, soulless feel’ and someone called it a ‘hellscape’.
A user even confessed: ‘ I work there and it’s pretty soulless, I’m jealous of my mates that work in the city.’
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However, many users praised Canary Wharf, calling it
One defended the area writing: ‘It might lack atmosphere, but the wharf definitely has stories.
‘It was perhaps the busiest dock in the world in the 1800s. In the 1990s it was a symbol of Britain growing as a modern financial force – One Canada Square was the tallest build in the UK at the time.’
Another commented: ‘There is beauty with the concrete and steel jungle architecture. Not everyone can appreciate it, I understand that. But to those that can, it is an amazing place to be in.’
Others described it as ‘refreshing’, ‘beautiful’ and a ‘great place to live’.
A clear fan of the area wrote: ‘One of my favourite areas of London.’
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