Battersea Power Station

Where Not To Live In London

It’s happening everywhere, of course; the scent of money attracts rushed construction that destroys neighbourhoods. But trust London to make it more egregious than in, say, New York. A few weeks ago I went for a walk through an area I’ve not visited for a while. Nine Elms is not a neighbourhood. It lies between […]

The Hiding Of London

Buildings which were once open have now shuttered. Much of London has traditionally been hidden from view, but the city’s increasingly open-door policies have not made much more available for visitors see. There are a vast number of buildings to which no access is permitted, and sections remain under secure supervision thanks to the threat […]

The Village Preservation Society

Battersea Power Station. Iconic building defining an entire area of London. The Pink Floyd album. James Bond (he dropped a bloke in a wheelchair down one of the chimneys). And something else, probably. It looked for a moment as if  the redesign was going to get it right this time. According to the Evening Standard, Rob Tincknell, […]