Saturday, July 30, 2011

Working in the big city

When I started my job in one of many central London open plan office buildings, I didn't expect much of the location. Regent's place is on the north side of Euston Road, opposite Warren street tube and next to Euston Tower, a 32 storey 60's behomoth. However, the Regent's place landlords are very keen to promote the area and since March I have observed the following:
- a weekly international food market (Caribean, South American, African, French, Spanish and more)
- shooting of a Jude Law and Anthony Hopkins film, involving converting several shop fronts to a street in Berlin
- an Anthony Gormley pair
- some art for school trips (I think)
- dog team display
- horse riding demonstrations
- formation dancing
- numerous singers and jazz and folk bands
- a display of supercars and a large Scalextric track
- Segway demonstrations

All of the above tend to be on through lunch and early afternoon, all free except for food of course. All in all a remarkable place to work near. Here are a few pictures from the wonder of Blackberry so don't expect too much.

Jude Law is in the group centre of picture but far away

Turning London into Berlin

This location was used for the entry of one of the Apprentice contestants 

Dogs jumping through fire

How to ride a segway

Art for young people

More art for young people

1 comment:

Helen said...

That is just great!! As someone who works opposite a chemical works and who really doesn't want to breathe in too deeply outside the office - I find it even more remarkable.