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Central London is getting its first new park in 100 years

Written by
Josh Mcloughlin

Half of London is green space, but you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise when you're elbowing your way down a busy, traffic-choked shopping street in Zone 1, or searching for somewhere peaceful to eat your sandwiches at lunchtime.

Central London hasn't had a new park for a century, but a £220 million funding pot released to London boroughs by TfL is set to change that. Camden Council has been awarded £6.7m to revamp Alfred Place in Fitzrovia, creating a much needed green space in the heart of the city.

London's 33 boroughs will each receive a slice of the TfL funding pie, which includes £148m for transport schemes and a further £70m for projects like Quietways cycle routes and plans to make London's streets more pedestrian friendly. 

Along with Camden, the big winners are Westminster, awarded £3.6m to improve cycling, walking and bus routes around the Strand and Aldwych, and Merton, which is planning to spend £1m of its £2.9m award transforming Mitcham town centre.

Thanks, TfL – now how about throwing some cash at the Piccadilly Line?

Photo: Camden Council

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