“Home-ageddon” hits London
Sent in by reader and photographer John Stoddart, our Picture of the Week is of a page from the Evening Standard. It sums up what’s become of Central London perfectly.
Taken from an article by Rosamund Urwin, the feature states: “Just walk around the back streets of Knightsbridge or Kensington at night; the lights aren’t on and no one’s home”.
Urwin is sadly bang on the nail. The foreign investors who have forced up the price of basement flats in Lennox Gardens to £2 million, for example, do not live here. Central London homes, in fact, have just become places to park money.
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