As part of the Society’s High Streets theme, high streets expert, business owner and former head of Design For London, Professor Mark Brearley took a group of members on a stroll down Clapham High Street. Finbar Bradley was there.
Current fears regarding the condition of our High Streets have been heavily linked to a drop in visitor retail and the movement to online shopping. It is interesting to consider this whilst simultaneously walking through one of London’s ~600 bustling and growing High Streets. Though set in Clapham, Mark Brearley instead took a walking tour through the idea of high streets in general; what they are and how they currently hold a place in our lives.