Mews houses, former stables behind grand houses that sell for millions. The tiny one or two bed houses
behind (stoop to get through the door) go for $6 million. Just a garage here can sell for $1.25 million.
the whole stables house is about a metre wide - it's not a wedge. The 40-60 bed mansion blocks these once serviced sell
for tens of millions, but almost all have been profitably subdivided up into apartments (one intact was offered $200 million
in 2007, which would have made it the worlds most expensive property - but the owners refused).
Exhibition Road - the council is experimenting with a 'shared surface' where cars and pedestrians combine. It
was once a maze for walkers and drivers alike, with repeated crossings, stop lights, noise and pollution. The result
now is many cafe tables parked where once cars used to zoom past, and the space decidedly claimed back for pedestrians.
Light vents for the Victorian tunnels that once herded pedestrians to the great museums nearby, and miss the confusing
the cars now crawl through, while the pedestrians pay attention - and the streets are much more safer...