On Sunday, Regent's St was closed to traffic for a celebration of all things Spanish. Chairs were set down in the middle of the road, and a beach of sand was created. The city was transformed - for the first time I found myself admiring the buildings and the gentle curve towards Piccadilly.
The idea of creating a Ramblas style pedestrian street that connects Regents Park to St James' is not a new one. It would utterly transform the feel of central London and challenge Barcelona's position as number one sexiest city in Europe..