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London Culture And Life


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London Culture And Life

  1. 2. Aims <ul><li>Review some of the major influences on the situation and layout of London </li></ul><ul><li>Consider some of the defining features of London </li></ul><ul><li>Examine London’s economic, touristic, retailing and criminal characteristics </li></ul>
  2. 6. 1666 <ul><li>The Fire of London Changed London’s central landscape </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  3. 9. London is a complex city <ul><li>The way that London has grown from a series of small villages has complicated its layout </li></ul><ul><li>Many roads or rather lanes date from before the motor car and so are not very wide </li></ul><ul><li>Very few straight roads, very few big roads </li></ul><ul><li>Three CBDs City of London, City of Westminster and Canary Warf </li></ul>
  4. 12. 1945-60 <ul><li>London was having to recover and rebuild. </li></ul><ul><li>Had an image of a dark ‘Smoggy’ city </li></ul><ul><li>Many brownfield building sites as a result of the Blitz </li></ul><ul><li>Desire to raise building as quickly as possible to remedy the housing shortage. </li></ul>
  5. 13. 1960s and 1970s <ul><li>London begining to be seen as ‘the’ place to be seen </li></ul><ul><li>Many people attracted to the arts, music and fashion scenes </li></ul>
  6. 14. 1980s and 1990s <ul><li>Growth in uncertain times </li></ul><ul><li>Boom and bust </li></ul><ul><li>Changing demographics </li></ul>
  7. 15. Housing in London <ul><li>High rise flats and large amounts of ‘Social Housing’ errected after the war </li></ul>
  8. 16. <ul><li>Many pre-war terrace blocks survived untouched </li></ul>
  9. 17. Thames <ul><li>Major feature of the city scape </li></ul><ul><li>At times a threat to the city </li></ul>