Around London Town

Conaught hotel,Carlos Place W1

More changes to London

On the left outside the Conaught Hotel in Carlos Place, a new water feature with steam,

It’s quite impressive, it livens up what used to be a bland corner of Mayfair.

Below Paddington Basin

A mere stroll from the timeless calm of Little Venice, Paddington Basin makes a bold strike for 21st century modernity. The area is currently undergoing development, but already the iconic street furniture, voguish bars and lofty corporate headquarters give the basin a contemporary edge.

September 2004 saw Paddington Basin gain a further notch of urbane style with the opening of three pioneering bridges. The Helix bridge, designed by Marcus Taylor and located near West End Quay, is a giant metal-and-glass corkscrew which retracts to allow watercraft to pass through. The Station bridge, designed by Langlands and Bell, provides a space-age getaway to Paddington Station with a semi-transparent screen across the canal. Last, but by no means least, the Rolling bridge is a unique design by Thomas Heatherwick. When activated, this simple footbridge transforms itself, snake like, into a perfect octagon – rather resembling a hamster wheel.

Be it business or pleasure, Londoners already appreciate what Paddington Basin has to offer and within five years, the completed development promises to be a truly inspiring destination.

A Snazzy looking bridge

It used to be a big hole in the ground but know Paddington basin has been turned into a serene place to visit.

Paddington Basin

Paddington Basin

Above the Jelly Baby Sculpture

Below The Horses Head at Marble Arch.A bronze statue of a giant horses head was unveiled at Marble Arch in London s part of a £2 million pound refurbishment of the area.

The Horses Head

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