The British Museum: Imperial Artefact

An Analysis of the British Museum as an Imperial Artefact and its Cultural Implications in Contemporary Politics in London London is covered with imperial artefacts. Buildings, institutions, and sculptures all over the city reflect Britain’s history of imperial endeavours. In the post-imperial world, these artefacts have often struggled to readjust to London’s less powerful position in

Shoreditch Subcultures

In this essay I aim to use the metaphor of London as a body to describe how the evolution of Shoreditch evinces a confluence of time. In other words, I will describe how Shoreditch was molded by the subcultures that defined it and was transformed from a no-body, an impoverished industrial centre, to a some-body,

The Seven Dials

Seeing London as a metaphorical body is one way in which we can analyse change over time in the city. Cultural geographers can use a body as a metaphor in a number of ways. Seeing London as a body gives us a way in which to see all of it’s processes and parts as connected,

The Portobello Road Community

The Portobello Road Community, as a palimpsest This paper demonstrates how the Portobello Road Community: its people and its spaces (from the period of the 1950- 2016) can be characterised as a palimpsest. In its simplest term, a palimpsest is something that has been altered over time but still bears visible traces of its earlier

Covent Garden as a Palimpsest

Considering Covent Garden as a palimpsest in London Covent Garden and specifically its central piazza and market halls form clear examples of a palimpsest in London. The closure and relocation of Covent Garden’s wholesale market trade in the 1970s catalysed Covent Garden’s transition from being an eminently localised space to a globally connected space. This