Can someone please explain this sudden proliferation of hotels around Waterloo?
When the Eurostar used to come here, there were scarcely any; now it goes to St Pancras, this area fairly bristles with hotels. Doesn't make any sense to me. Could the Jubilee line (for access to the Olympic park) be the attraction?
There's a target of something like 25,000 extra hotel rooms by 2012 for the Olympics - not sure who concluded that or how or even why Waterloo seems to be a feature. One thing's pretty clear, that is one uninspiring design - are there really architects with so little imagination?
and after they build all these hotels , come 2013 does waterlooo area become a desolate wasteland of empty, underused hotels? how much proper town planning actually goes on?
very little, one would think