When the Design Museum moved to Kensington, it looked for innovative ways to raise funds. In exchange for a donation of £25,000, supporters could join The Flagpole Club and put their name to a flagpole outside the building.
Six elegant, architect-designed houseboats are bringing a new style of living to this part of the Grand Union Canal in Maida Vale, London. Residents of these floating apartments also have access to the gym, pool and spa at the nearby Harbour Leisure Club.
In London, unlike Florence, Amsterdam and New York, art attractions are free to enter. If every overseas guest paid an extra 1% of their hotel bill to a cultural fund, it would help keep our galleries free for UK citizens.
As London’s roads become increasingly congested, attention turns to the Thames as an overlooked asset. The vision is for a fleet of enclosed, personalised river taxis. Driverless and energy-efficient, they promise to be a new icon of London transport.