Huge regeneration in London over two decades has been opening up previously closed pockets of the capital, transforming outdated industrial sites into exciting new neighbourhoods in some of the city’s most iconic locations.
New streets have been shaping London since the Romans built a settlement on the north bank of the Thames. After the Great Fire of London, Christopher Wren had a fine old time with new town planning, Inigo Jones jumped on the bandwagon with Covent Garden, joining streets to squares, and John Nash built terraces for toffs around Regent’s Park.
The Victorians loved streets, creating legions of them in the inner city and the suburbs. Now massive regeneration in London over two decades has given developers and town planners another opportunity to pave the way to the future, opening up previously closed pockets of the capital and transforming outdated industrial sites into smart neighbourhoods.