The future of Vauxhall?
You have a day and a bit left to catch the end of the this exhibition about the future of Vauxhall and Nine Elms.
As locals will already know, the area is getting a major makeover. In fact, it’s Europe’s largest regeneration project: the aim is to turn this rather grey, traffic-y thoroughfare (or, night-birds, a mecca for hardcore partying) into a welcoming south London destination. To those in the know, Vauxhall has always had some glorious secret corners – back-street boozers, riverside walks, Bonnington Square, Hot Stuff (aka south London’s best Indian restaurant?); this project is partly about joining the dots with a landscape to match.
To see how it might all look when it’s done, check out entries to RIBA and the Landscape Institute’s design competition to find a new ‘identity’ for Vauxhall and Nine Elms. The exhibition winds up tomorrow, as a winner is about to be announced. But if you can’t make it to the exhibition at – Vauxhall’s Garden Museum – have a nose at our gallery above instead. But even if you can’t make it to the museum by tomorrow, if you haven’t been, do go. It is a lusciously tranquil secret oasis in the city – and they have a great café!
Vauxhall Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Rd, London SE1 Tel: 020 7401 8865 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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