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Regent Street – Rickshaws or “pedicabs” are now common in West London
Trafalgar Square – Street Performers play in front of a numerous crowd
Golden Jubilee Bridge – Busker playing, ignored by the people passing by
Golden Jubilee Bridge – Dreams of glitz and fame...
Golden Jubilee Bridge – Extreme poverty in one of the wealthiest areas of the world
Villiers Street, by Price Waterhouse Coopers
Buskers playing by Oxford Circus Underground Station
Regent House, Regent Street – The most lucrative Apple store in the world
Glasshouse Street, off Piccadilly Circus – Street Performer playing percussion
Trafalgar Square – One of many Street Performers drawing on the square’s floor; this is common in Trafalgar Square. Peace and Love seems to be an universal message, especially if Palestine is included in the same sentence
BBC Broadcasting House (HQ), Langham Street (top of Regent Street). Contrasting with people begging at their footstep, the BBC is the world's oldest national broadcasting organisation and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees, with about 23,000 staff. BBC’s income for 2014 will be over 5 billion pounds sterling. Production and filming of live concerts is frequent at the entrance of Broadcasting House
Busker by Golden Jubilee Bridge – Note the white line marking the area where street performers are allowed to play
Trafalgar Square – One of many Street Performers drawing on the square’s floor; this is common in Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square – One of many Street Performers drawing on the square’s floor; this is common in Trafalgar Square. Peace and Love seems to be an universal message, especially if Palestine is included in the same sentence.
Alice left her home in Hanwell, west London, at 1pm on August 28th 2014, telling her mother Rosalind Hodgkiss she will be home by 6pm. The last sighting of her was at 4.26pm by CCTV, walking along the canal under Trumpers Way, a bridge crossing the canal, heading towards Hanwell. London was inundated with posters asking for valuable information regarding the case. Her body was found in the River Brent on the 30th of September.
The Red Telephone Box is still a major attraction for tourists – A row of four boxes stands in front of the Charing Cross station; they’re irresistible for passers by
On the south bank of the river Thames, by London Eye, another street performer gets ready to play
Some of the buskers are young teens – they try to fund their studies with the scarce revenue they obtain from begging in West London (Trafalgar Square)
Although there is a screening and permit scheme for buskers to be allowed to perform in the majority of London neighbourhoods, odd scenes are not uncommon...
Group of singers in Regent Street
Golden Jubilee Bridge with a view to the Palace of Westminster
Free evening newspaper being distributed at the entrance of Oxford Circus Underground Station
Piccadilly Circus Underground Station entrance, facing Regent Street
Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Porsche, Jaguar, Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes- Benz are common around here, most of them driven by very well dressed “chauffeurs” that sit and wait at the doorstep of the most expensive shops on the planet while their passengers indulge themselves inside
Fancy shop windows are a temptation for passers by
Regent Street shop windows truly appeal to your senses
Street performer putting up a show in Leicester Square
Teens, smart phones – recording street performers seems much more important rather than watch it live
Buskers on one side, wealth on the other
Chinatown sits in the middle of this wealthy area – at Jen’s cafe dumplings are made by the window
From the famous red box to the mobile revolution
Street performers playing inside Covent Garden’s market
Putting a show together to impress a busy crowd it is not an easy task
Time stopped inside this London telephone box, by Covent Garden Underground station
Doesn’t get much better than this – group of beggars and homeless individuals by Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road
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The West End of London (more commonly referred to as simply the West End) is the main commercial and entertainment centre of the city. It is the largest central business district in the United Kingdom comparable to Mid-town Manhattan in New York City, the Shibuya district in Tokyo or the 8th arrondissement in Paris.
It currently ranks as the most expensive location in the world in which to rent office space, beating Tokyo in December 2013.
As we know opposites attract and buskers, begging and poverty are also abundant on the streets of West London. The meagre income of these street performers and beggars clashes with prices of goods in window shops and rents paid by the major brands to sell their products in the area - yearly rents in excess of £25 Million are common.
A zona conhecida como West End em Londres é o principal centro comercial e de entretenimento da cidade. É a maior área de negócios do Reino Unido comparada com o Midtown Manhattan, em Nova York, a zona de Shibuya, em Tóquio e o 8º arrondissement de Paris.
É neste momento o local mais caro do ranking mundial para alugar um espaço de escritório, tendo destronado Tokyo em Dezembro de 2013.
Como sabemos, os opostos atraem-se, e artistas de rua, mendigos e pobreza abundam também nas ruas do West End. Os parcos rendimentos destes performers e pedintes contrasta com os preços dos produtos expostos nas montras e com as rendas pagas pelas maiores marcas do mundo para venderem os seus produtos nesta área – rendas anuais a ultrapassar a fasquia dos 25 milhões de libras, são comuns.
La zona conocida como el West End en Londres es el principal centro comercial y de ocio de la ciudad. Es el distrito de negocios más grande en el Reino Unido comparado con el centro de Manhattan, en Nueva York, la zona de Shibuya en Tokio y el octavo distrito de París.
Actualmente, es el lugar más caro del mundo para alquilar un espacio de oficina, después de haber destronado a Tokio en diciembre de 2013.
Como sabemos los opuestos se atraen, y artistas callejeros, mendigos y pobreza también abundan en las calles del West End. El rendimiento escaso de estos artistas y mendigos contrasta con los precios de los productos que se muestran en las ventanas y las rentas pagadas por las marcas más importantes del mundo para vender sus productos en esta área – anualidades de más de 25 millones de libras son frecuentes.