Whatever floats your, er, home

12 Mar
March 12, 2013

Floating VillageBoris has come up with plenty of bonkers ideas in his time. Cross-Thames cable cars. An airport in the sea. Becoming a politician (guffaw). Now, though, the Mayor has come up with an absolute belter: he wants to build a floating village on the Thames in East London.

According to LBC, Bozza is looking for developers to come up with ideas for a community of homes, hotels, restaurants and bars in the Royal Docks. While the fifteen-acre site sits directly under the Emirates Airline cable car, resident may be more concerned by the fact that the village will sit under the flight path to London City Airport.

Mr Johnson said: “This site is unique [No kidding - Boriswatch Planning Ed]. It has the potential to become one of the most sought after addresses in the capital while breathing new life back into London’s waterways.”

Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales said: “This venture will provide a major boost for the local economy and further cement the area’s reputation as one of the capital’s must-visit places.”

Would you live in a village on the river? Share your thoughts in the comments below…

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