I have been working in Canary wharf for almost two years now.
What is interesting is, everytime I have this conversation with people their reaction is always the same.
"Oh my God! How horrible! I find it so soulless!"
I am finding myself increasingly fiercely defending the Wharf more and more, because although it was a culture shock moving from South Lanarkshire to actually be living and working here, I continue to find much beauty in it.
Perhaps ten years ago, it would be true to say there wasn't a heart and soul to Canary Wharf, however I can't wait to take my family and friends around the place whenever they come to visit me.
I love to take the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) from the City into Canary Wharf. It feels so space age sat at the front of the train (which has no driver so you can sit right at the front) and as you come up from the underground track, you can see the towers rising up ahead of you.
There are some amazing buildings here, the tallest building in Britain is 1 Canada Square (the one with the point on the top) and the HSBC building is the only one in the Wharf with an endoskeleton entirely of glass.
If buildings and architecture aren't really your thing, then head to the Museum of Docklands where amongst other things you can step back in time and uncover the truth behind Jack the Ripper!
There is almost always some kind of entertainment happening in the area, whether it is the big screens showing some theatre or sporting events, or live music or even companies filming for TV and movies.
I often find myself in the summer, heading down there just to sit and read or people watch. There is an abundance of resturants and coffee shops many on the waterfront with stunning views.
Whilst it may be not as obvious a place to visit in London as perhaps Big Ben or the Tower of London, if you get a chance, do take the time out to go and see it! Day or night it is worth it!