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

Dalston: Negotiating Borders

I. Introduction I embarked on this project as an exploration of Dalston’s landscape, believing that any environment presents to passersby a sensory narrative of place. To me, Dalston has a rich story lingering in its smellscapes and soundscapes, and I wanted to learn the area in a way that surpassed my visual impressions of the

The Royal London Hospital

I always bring my books to hospital appointments. Or my readings. The words are meant to distract from the bright white paint, the arguments at the reception desk, the rattling wheelchairs, the supportive relatives; but they rarely work. Instead, I sit and watch people experiencing the same building, rooms and walls in completely different ways.

Lamb’s Conduit Street

The Great Wen’s Antidote: The Value of Informal, Local Governance in London, and Why Lamb’s Conduit Street is Streets Ahead of the Capital A ‘Sportsperson’s Drinking Guide’ written for The Beaver forty years ago recommended LSE students visit Lambs Conduit Street for its pubs; the Rising Sun ‘is right outside Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital

Herne Hill Velodrome

Herne Hill is one of the most significant sites for the history of British Cycling. A feature in two Olympic games, and host of many world and national champions, the track is imbued with the memories of the past cycling glories. Despite the remnants of phantasmagoria among those who know of the track’s history, the