As the Canary flies 

I have been visiting the London Docklands area for the last 20 years. When I first started visiting there, it was a slightly surreal experience particularly at the weekend, it was like walking through a huge film set. Tall skyscrapers rising into the sky. Wide gleaming pavements, statues and fountains. The only thing that was missing was people. There was no one around. It was pretty much deserted.

Fast forward 15 years and you can see from the WheelchairScope below that even on a Sunday morning, the place is full of life. People sitting outside enjoying a Sunday brunch, lazing in the park, or on their travels between the Tube station and the Docklands Light Railway.

You can also catch the river bus, which is wheelchair accessible, from Canary Wharf eastwards towards Greenwich and Woolwich or westwards towards Tower Bridge and the London Eye

Given how much redevelopment has taken place in the area, it is a fairly accessible place for wheelchair users. There are wide smooth pavements and plenty of lifts to take you between the various levels. To fully explore the place, there are some long distances to cover. For instance, it is about 600 metres between the London Underground station and the Canary Wharf Docklands Light Railway station.

I will definitely be doing more WheelchairScope from this area in future so please follow me on Twitter and Periscope at @WheelchairScope and if you are a disabled person (even if you don’t use a wheelchair) and would like to join the band of WheelchairScopers, then do a Periscope broadcast with the hashtag #wheelchairscope and we’ll get

You can also ‘Like’ the WheelchairScope Facebook page to receive regular updates of what we are up to.

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