Tuesday 24 August 2010 3.43pm
I love the idea, but am unsure as to whether it will actually change anything.
After all, there's been a Borough Station for decades, but a surprsingly large number of "Londoners" have no idea where it is. Granted, this number has probably trebled over the last decade, with the trendiness of Borough Market
, but it's still amazing how many people don't know where it is.
I'm sure Bankside has all sorts of historic claims, as a name, but I've never liked it or used it as a term, and would be hard-pushed to really say where it begins or ends.
My SE1 (just the bit by the river - otherwise we'd be here all day), goes: Design Museum
, Tower Bridge, Belfast, London Bridge, Cathedral/Market, Clink, Globe, Tate, Doggetts, Oxo, etc. I suspect that in walking this route I go through Bankside, but it means nothing to me.
...if you press it, they will come.