Banksy pulled off an audacious stunt to produce what is believed to be his biggest work yet in central London. The secretive graffiti artist managed to erect three storeys of scaffolding behind a security fence despite being watched by a CCTV camera. (Banksy, 2008)
Regent Street, London is one of the West End’s major shopping streets; named after the Prince Regent (later George IV) and commonly associated with architect John Nash, whose street layout from 1825 survives today. Regent Street runs from the Regent’s residence at Calton House in St. James’s, through Piccadilly Circus, crosses Oxford Street at the busy Oxford Circus, and terminates at All Souls Church.
Summer Sales Quickly Reached by Underground; by Mary Koop, 1925 ... but in other ways they were endearingly realistic, and are just as relevant today as they would have been when originally published. This 1925 poster shows a throng of summer sales shoppers more plausibly preparing to protect themselves from a sudden shower than an arid heat wave. Picture: London Transport Museum