Creating vibrant new riverside neighbourhoods from the rubble of the past is in London’s DNA. While Paris is achingly beautiful, its centre has remained mostly untouched since the 19th century. But London - even what constitutes its core – thrillingly continues to shift and change.
Case in point? The last decade has seen an entirely new district rise at Nine Elms in London’s SW8. What was once an unloved industrial wasteland along the southern bank of the River Thames opposite Chelsea and Pimlico, is now home to two of the tallest residential towers in Europe, and an entire neighbourhood dedicated to riverside apartment living and socialising in London.