Comment: how might London reinvent how we live and work post-pandemic?

London has always rebuilt itself after disasters. The next decade could see the pandemic having as great an impact on London’s life as the Great Fire of London and the Second World War. These pages will not only show the immense transformations in Stratford and Canada Water, but also how they have been ongoing for many years. I believe the most fascinating changes will be the more organic ones as London adapts to a new reality. The capital’s traditional business districts have a sleepy air due to a stubborn preference for hybrid work — great for a stroll but not great for business. Office hubs are trying to reinvent themselves as a result. Canary Wharf is a destination for leisure, including paddle-boarding, housing, and schools. READ MOREAll change for Canada Water: A 15-year project to transform the overshadowed Zone 2 area into London’s newest town centre. READ MOREAll changes for Canada Water: A 15-year-long project to transform the overshadowed Zone 2 area of London into London’s newest town center. Crossrail: A guide to Stratford – new homes, house prices growth and the latest journey times to central London. How we bought: ‘After six year’s worth of savings we’ve slashed GBP500 a monthly off our living expenses and 50 minutes off our office commute.’ Londoners would then be able to enjoy the kind of its sprawling capital so often fails to offer. Although no one can predict the future, I am certain that this vision is achievable.