You can feel the wealth everywhere in central London. The place has changed dramatically from the city I lived in during the 1990s. Back then it was almost sleepy: huge, yes; manageable, hardly; but excessively wealthy, no.
Fifteen years ago, rich and poor lived cheek by jowl. Most swanky streets were within spitting distance of inner-city council estates. Guttural geezers and shopaholic Sophies – both decked in Kate Moss Burberry – shared the same pavements....
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