The London clean up – who is it for?

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Change is all too inevitable; we learn to evolve, we adapt and we move on, but some changes, hurt more than others.

Slowly but surely, London is losing the gritty culture it’s renowned for, in exchange for a clinical and respectable facade. Legendary music venues, pubs, theatres and cabaret clubs are regularly being replaced by generic coffee shops, overpriced ‘no bookings’ restaurants and ever bigger train stations.

We are losing our identity to appease commuters, large businesses and multi-million pound developers, who ultimately have the city on puppet strings. London is being sanitised within an inch of its life, it’s not for the benefit of its residents, and tourists do not want to travel to see a new train station or a fast food restaurant – so who is benefiting here?

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