There is no nice way of putting this, but the skyline of London is being screwed. There are now, built and in the pipeline, at least 30 towers, typically in a height range of 150-200 metres (or 490-650 feet. The BT tower is 177 metres high and more slender than anything now proposed).
Across east london near the Olympic site landlords are attempting to evict tenants and cash-in on the Games, says Shelter. Photograph: Anthony Charlton/AFP Three years ago two junior doctors, both working in East End hospitals, found a flat in a new tower block near the Olympic site in Stratford.
Foster and Partners' artist impression of the Thames Hub, a four-runway airport.
The City of London in 2011 was protected from the Tobin tax.
An artist's impression of the London 2012 Olympic stadium. Photograph: Press Association
Newham mayor fears budget cuts will endanger regeneration and produce the same effects as Docklands did in Tower Hamlet by Oct 3
Il faut parcourir à pied le parc olympique de Londres pour avoir une idée de son gigantisme.
A dog stands on Parliament Hill on Hampstead Heath, with the uncompleted Shard building dominating the London skyline. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Origin of the name Isle of Dogs
In July 2006, London rejoiced at winning the bid to the Olympic Games in 2012.
London is one of the most vibrant international cities in the world. It serves as the largest global financial centre and is a major tourist destination with over 25 million visitors annually. With this in mind, London is the ideal home for one of Aquiva’s first megayachts.
The East London constituency of Bethnal Green and Bow has the highest levels of child poverty in the UK, according to the Campaign to end Child Poverty , with more than half (51%) of children stricken by poverty. The child poverty map, published on Tuesday, reveals high levels of child poverty throughout the UK, with one in five children (20.9%) currently classed as below the poverty line. The London constituencies of Poplar and Canning Town (48%), Islington South and Finsbury (46%), Hackney South and Shoreditch (45%) and Regent's Park and North Kensington (44%) all feature in the top ten list of the worst affected areas.