Plans for a substantial new square near St Paul’s Cathedral

Update December 2022: the City Corporation has now formally published proposals for the St Paul’s gyratory, described in the article below, and invited comments, saying: ”The gyratory, which was introduced in the 1970’s is dominated by motor traffic and we are exploring options to improve the area for other street users. The project area stretches … Continue reading “Plans for a substantial new square near St Paul’s Cathedral”

Radical Walks will bring a Marxist perspective to EC1 developments

EC1 has a rich history; some hidden, some obscure and a great deal that is still up for debate. The present feels uncertain, the future one of many possibilities, but with hope and fear in equal measure. Can the future of EC1 be a continuum with its past? Can there be a radical development of … Continue reading “Radical Walks will bring a Marxist perspective to EC1 developments”

Another competitor for Destination City – Marylebone Farmers’ Market

I wrote recently that the Elizabeth Line makes Canary Wharf a strong competitor for City entertainment and the Destination City initiative. Here’s a look along the line westwards, and rather different attractions. When I fancy a walk in Regent’s Park I usually take the Tube from Barbican to Great Portland Street, then return via Baker … Continue reading “Another competitor for Destination City – Marylebone Farmers’ Market”

Can Destination City also help create a Liveable City?

I originally drafted this piece for a column in the EC1 Echo, but space is tight this time and we’ll revisit in print in the New Year. Meanwhile there’s discussion on Twitter about the cost and focus of the Destination City programme, and future use of the Museum of London site. The Culture Mile Business … Continue reading “Can Destination City also help create a Liveable City?”