A giant blue rooster and a curly haired boy on a rocking horse are the next two sculptures chosen for the platform in London’s Trafalgar Square known as the Fourth Plinth , Mayor of London Boris Johnson said.
London’s public sculpture used to be soberly dull. Recently, though, the genre has been getting wackier: Consider the proposals for the next occupant of the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square that were unveiled yesterday.
The Savoy, the London five-star hotel once frequented by Winston Churchill, Claude Monet and Marilyn Monroe, charges at least 350 pounds ($550) a night for a basic room. In the morning, guests step over homeless people sleeping in alleys and doorways off the Strand.
Mayfair and St. James’s just aren’t big enough for all the companies that want a piece of London’s most expensive neighborhoods. Many are now settling for less prestigious city-center addresses, creating new hot spots in the office-property market.
Canada hired a broker to sell its diplomatic premises in London’s Mayfair district to combine its ambassadorial properties in the U.K. capital and take advantage of booming demand for luxury homes and hotels.