On Friday 13 October, I had the honour of unveiling a plaque near Charing Cross to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm, and Angus McGill’s pivotal role in The Evening Standard Tree Appeal which was held in response.
Earlier in the week, I was invited to attend the opening of Rathbone Square near the eastern end of Oxford Street - an amazing mixed-use development on the site of a former Royal Mail sorting office which today provides pedestrian access between Newman Street and Rathbone Square. It was the first time people have been able to walk through this route since Georgian times.
A couple of cultural engagements last week included a performance by The King’s Singers at Westminster School and the opening of 'Churchill and the Middle East,' a new installation at the Churchill War Rooms near Horseguards - well worth a visit!
I enjoyed two events at Westminster Abbey, one to celebrate the Festival of Edwardtide, and another held for the London Mayor’s Association - a superb turnout of mayors from across the capital looking resplendent in their gowns and chains of office. I also went to an important service held at St Paul’s Cathedral to mark the launch of Hate Awareness Week, taking place from the 14 to 21 October.