LONDON UNCOVERED: Ghosts of the Past

London Uncovered is a series of blog posts that reveal London’s lesser known facts. In my previous blog post I explored the lost rivers of this magnificent city. The current blog post will give you a glimpse into some ghosts of the past, which at their time were important drivers of the London’s city life …
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LONDON UNCOVERED: The Lost Rivers

The walls of one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in the world, London, have got many stories to tell. The city that was originally founded by Romans as Londinium and withstood a number of devastating historical events , now represents a place where the past meets the future. As many other ancient settlements,…
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Internationalisation of the London housing market

  The UK as it stands is currently going through a major housing crisis especially within the capital. One outstanding reasons for this is the knock on effects caused by foreign investment in to the current housing market.   Roger Burrows a lecturer at Newcastle University and expert in the topic gave a talk on…
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Super-gentrification by the Super-rich

Roger Burrows, Professor of Cities, presented ‘The haves and have yachts’ sharing the project ‘Life in the Alpha-Territory’ which explores the impact of super-gentrification on neighbourhoods of the merely wealthy in contemporary London. Over 50 years ago Ruth Glass described the invasion of the upper middle-class taking over working class areas of London, devising the…
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