On Friday, I was driving through Richmond Park, past King Henry’s Mound, and to my right I saw the wonderful view of central London from the Park bathed in sunshine. We had had a day of sunshine and showers and while Richmond Park was under cloud cover, central London, 10 miles away was enjoying brilliant sunshine, shimmering like a jewel.
This is the view of St Paul’s from just in front of King Henry’s Mound. The wooden post signposts St Paul’s as being 10 miles away. This view has been the subject of controversy – or rather proposals to put tall buildings in the way of this view has been the subject of controversy. And so far, it remains preserved. But for how long?