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♦ MotorExpo, Docklands annual Motor Show is on around Canada Square and Jubilee Place this week by David at 22 May 2006 21:11:51
♦ Body scanners are arriving at Canary Wharf ! by David at 15 May 2006 19:48:36
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MotorExpo 2006
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Landrover2 The MotorExpo show in Canary Wharf this year is only half ful and does not spill out to Cabot Square like it did in the last few years. It is held earlier this year and thus suffers from the gushing winds and lashing rains all week too. The crowd seems to be a bit smaller this year. There is a noticeable trend of new hybrid cars from a number of manufacturers such as Lexus, Audi and Toyota. Honda, Renault and Peugeot are missing this year.  The highlight of the show is probably the Landrover stand at the back of Jubilee Place, which allows people to sign up and took an obstacle tour with their flagship model. Pretty impressive how it negotiate the ramps at an impossible angle, although I can't help but feeling the ramps are tailored mad ...
by David at 27 May 2006 00:44:47
The body scanners are coming !
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Bodyscanner1 Canary Wharf is getting a new body scanner following the successful trial at Paddington. Passengers will be expected to be tested at random to detect if they are carrying explosives or have been in contact with explosives. This measure must be seen as a deterrent, as I am not sure how affective it will be to actually prevent somebody from trying to blow up the trains. The reason I say this is because Canary Wharf is the station most people will arrive at in the morning rush hour, not where they depart from, which means if somebody were planning to blow up the trains, they would have done so already before reaching Canary Wharf. Still, most people seem to be happy to see it there and do not mind the inconvenience of being stopped and searched ...
by David at 17 May 2006 14:24:59
Conflicting signals from All Bar One
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Allbarone1 The trendy All Bar One bar in front of Canary Wharf's Jubilee Line station seems to be sending out conflicting signals to the punters currently. The entrance seems to indicate that as long as you are potty trained, you can frequent this establishment, and yet, next to it there is another sign that says "Children are not allowed". I asked All Bar One's front man Nene , and he did not provide me with any more clarification into this matter than my muddled interpretation of the rules. Ah well, I guess I will have to try to book the kids' birthday party there next time, just to satisfy my curiosity.

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by David at 08 May 2006 14:48:20
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If you have been to Wong Kei off Shaftsbury Ave, you will know it serves the best Chinese food in town, at the cheapest price too. This one unique experience is sadly lacking in Canary Wharf. However, collectively we could make it worthwhile for someone to pedal to the West End and come back with a bike full of good Chinese food for everyone. Any taker ?

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