OPINION – The London Question: Can pedestrians be put first for once?

Virginia Woolf had it right: “The greatest pleasure of town life in winter is rambling the streets of London”. Except for winter, read any season you like. I am a street walker. My most pleasurable route to work is to get a bus to Aldwych then to make my way through the City by any route that looks like fun. And on the way back, I am a flaneuse, that is to say, I ramble roughly in a given direction taking in points of interest along the way. Last week, I came unexpectedly across Stationers’ Hall and its locked garden, which I peered at wistfully, like Alice in Wonderland. London’s full of remnants of the past which you only see on foot.

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