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Goodbye Cork Street

Cork Street, the much loved and iconic art gallery district of London, is to close shop – quite literally.

We hear that Westminster Council has approved an application to turn it into yet another shopping street, selling expensive bags and other “luxury articles” for the well-heeled.

A sad day for art and independent gallerists  –  and for London whose landscape has changed so dramatically over the past decade. Some of the new developments evoke Prince Charles’ carbuncle quote in their ultra-high end ugliness.

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