London in 2010

A glimpse into the not-so-distant future

london in 2010

Congratulations to the NS contributor William Wiles for unearthing a fascinating copy of the Observer magazine from 1989. It imagines what the London of 2010 might look like: trams (check), the "Thatcher Museum of Commerce" at Bankside (almost -- except we call it Tate Modern) and "crystalline telecommunications spires" (er, not quite).

Read all about it on Will's own blog.

If you're still in a reflective mood after that, make sure to read through our own Review of the Decade, if you haven't done that already.

 

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