Monday, 1 April 2013

In and Around London… The Less London Programme


Monday is mute on the London Walks Blog (well, almost mute) – because Monday is the day when we post five images captured in and around London by London Walks Guides, London Walkers and Facebook friends. Collated on a theme or an area, if you've got some great shots of our capital and want to join in send your pictures to the usual address.




The controversial findings of the Mayors 4:1 Committee dedicated to finding ways of reducing the size of London were put into practice just over a month ago. Today we see just how the London Reduction Scheme or Less London as it is popularly known is already progressing



The Shard, as you can see, is already a third of the way dismantled



and it should only be a matter of time before the Olympic Stadium dis-erection programme reaches its final phase




And its not only modern structures that are being cleared. Some unsightly period properties in Waterloo are being methodically taken down ready for imminent transfer to the Museum of London where they belong




No.1 Canada Square at Canary Wharf, as you can see from our picture, has already been reduced to a pile of sand




Meanwhile his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, having personally pressed the button to swing the wrecking ball at that dated carbuncle Clarence House this morning, today takes up residence at The Barbican (pictured below). This 1960s development was once described by Prince Charles himself as being the most picturesque, the most beautiful, the most totally, eye-wateringly bloody lovely development in all England.





More news from the 4:1 Committee and its Less London programme to follow after we've had a bit of a lie-down







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