Shopping Centre

I’ve always liked the Elephant and Castle shopping centre. The mix of people, the retro, whatever style it is, architecture and how it just seems so homely. There’s no posturing Hoxton hoorays yet, just ordinary folks going about their business, bingo and bowling. But now its days are numbered – they’ve got plans. Plans that don’t involve us, plans for making lots of money. This relentless gentrification of the Elephant and Castle brings no joy, exuberance or happiness, just an endless dullness – until the whole of London becomes Westfield.