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Floating McDonalds next to the London Eye?

A collection of floating 'islands' on the Thames next to Westminster Bridge is just one of the concepts on display at an exhibition of ideas for the future of London.

Thames Floaters

Tomas Klassnik's 'Thames Floaters' would be towed into place and moored next to Westminster Bridge between June and September each year.

The buoyant island structures would provide miles of temporary shoreline for Londoners to enjoy. The McDonald's Golden Arches logo can clearly be seen on the image of the conceptual scheme.

'Motor Floaters' would transport people downriver to Tower Bridge where a collection of 'Desert Floaters' would span the river and host open-air festivals, like a warmed-over version of the 17th-century Frost Fairs.

The Blueprint for London exhibition is at The Yard Gallery (49 Old Street, open 10am-6pm) until Thursday 5 April.

The Architecture Foundation and GQ Style invited five dynamic architectural practices to "re-imagine" the city of the future. The projects are also published in Issue 4 of GQ Style: The London Look.

The exhibition also includes the Y-shaped wind turbines proposed last year by London Eye creators Marks Barfield.

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