The Landlords' Game
Mayfair, Belgravia & Brompton, London. Sat 14 Apr 2018
'We've Got To Get Rid of the RIch'
'End Empty Homes'
'Housing is a RIght, NOT a privilege' - No Evictions'
'Grouse House' Odey Asset managemnet owner Crispin Odey formed 'You
Forgot the Birds' to oppose RSPB who want to stop the killing of birds
- a lobby for Grouse Moors. Many were moved off from their land for
Grouse moors, and many protected species are killed by gamekeepers.
British Virgin Islands is an offshore tax haven where 23,000 properties
in England and Wales are registered as a tax scam
Richard who researched tax havens for Private Eye
Cat from RCG reminds us that the CIty of London is a huge tax haven
- and more
Guy throws his money (Monopoly) in the air. Foxtons sells and rents
some of the most expensive property in London
and both the Tory government and the Labour local authroities have
relied on estate agents to direct their housing strategies
The Grosvenor House Hotel is the venue for the notorious annual Property
A room in the 'Royal Suite' costs £5,000 per night.
Hyde Park, a Royal Park has been open to the public since 1637, but
there have been many fights over other parks
and many have only been saved by the growth of groups of 'Friends'
A plea for more free public toilets. Many were closed in the 1980s
because of a 'gay scare' and others now charge for use
Waiting for everyone to cross over Knightsbridge
Guy stands on a stump at the end of the most expensive street in London,
Grosvenor Crescent. THe statue of the first Marquess of Westminster has
plaque on its side stating the family came here with William the Conqueror.
He divided out the conquered land and many great estates date from then.
Cadogan Square, perhaps the most imposing of London squares. Much
of the money of the Sloane/Cadogan
family (Elizabeth Sloane, the daughter of Sir Hans Sloane, who bought
the Manor of Chelsea in 1712 married Charles Cadogan)
came from African slave labour in Jamaica.
Most of the properties in Cadogan Square are now divided into flats,
which cost several millions each.
Many are unoccupied most of the year
The few remaining complete houses in the square would cost over £25m
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