With a (growing) population of 8.17 million people, it seems like anywhere in London is fair game for developers. Beautiful old buildings are being torn down to make way for apartments, shopping centres and pretty much anything else you can think of. With the recent demolition of the Jewish Maternity Home and plans to destroy all but the facade of the London Fruit and Wool Exchange, there’s a distinctly sad feeling of look-away-and-you’ll-miss-it. This sadness is shared by The East End Preservation Society, a group that aims to protect buildings in the East End through the strength of collective influence. Show your support and join them for their launch tonight (November 27) at 6.30pm at the Main Hall of the Bishopsgate Institute.
If you’d like to help save the original facade of the London Fruit and Wool Exchange, join the campaign on Facebook.