The last remaining part of Heygate Estate is being torn down today.
RIP Heygate and affordable housing in London. It’s such a shame, all the money spent kicking people out could’ve been spent updating the buildings. The way Southwark Council went about this is a total farce. They undersold the estate to developers and they aren’t even going to spend that money on new affordable housing.
These old buildings may not be pretty to everyone but they are a key part of British Urban culture and history. I feel like the council wanted to demolish them because they’re a reminder of the uncomfortable truth that looking after people is what they used to do
H/T jeremyhill for the photo
View From A London Bridge
Estates and Best Mates
(New) route master schemes
You know you’re a Londoner when you can colour coordinate your kicks and the bus
"I’m not on Facebook."
“Because I’m free, you know.”
Shot in Brick Lane.
A specially commissioned map of London charts the city’s buried rivers, tube lines, bunkers, sewers, government tunnels, and other subterranean secrets.
The map, created by Stephen Walter, is part of an exhibition documenting 500 years of maps of London.