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No More New Routemasters for London

SEEN is sad to learn (as an enthusiastic bus traveller) that the new routemaster buses, first brought to the capital by former London Mayor Boris Johnson, are to be discontinued by the present Mayor, Sadiq Khan. In all fairness, this was flagged up as a possibility by Sadiq Khan in his campaign for election, on the basis of costliness. The new routemasters were designed by Thomas Heatherwick, who are based in London, as a redesign of the iconic red bus.

New Bus for London

Sadiq Khan has chosen instead to put a four-year freeze on fares and to update sustainable technological facilities on the existing fleet – welcome news to many Londoners in the wake of strike disruption across the rail and tube networks.

Seen this week

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.