Monday, 1 April 2019

In & Around London… Less London

DC Editor Adam Scott-Goulding writes…

Monday is ALMOST mute here on The Daily Constitutional. I always launch the week with a few London photos, grouped on a theme or neighbourhood.

This week: Less London

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 I've had a bit of a lie-down

The Monday Photoblog will return next week. In the meantime, if you'd like to share a London photo with me, please do! Perhaps you joined me on a tour and snapped a great shot. Drop me a line.

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