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news031810_19WE were told we might get a disco maypole.

Or a big tree. Then we were happy loads of buskers turned up on the new paving stones. And then we weren’t happy loads of buskers turned up at our new public space.

It’s hard to argue against the improvement a flat, pedestrianised space outside Camden Town and the HSBC bank has made… but it’s a bit like the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square, it’s not quite clear what should be placed at this natural meeting point. In the absence of anything, the beatboxers have had a wonderful time. And looking out there on a rainy May lunchtime, was it all really done to provide a place for Coke to put down a flag and spread the word about sugar free cola? Free cans for all.


The red colour scheme splendidly matches with the KFC pennants draped from the lampposts in NW1, but still… we could have had a disco maypole.


1 Comment on Free Coke

  1. John Bryant // May 14, 2013 at 3:38 pm //

    Sorry, perhaps I am missing something, but are you arguing for pole-dancers in the centre of Camden Town?

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