I was talking to someone the other day and they said, "The last thing the world needs is another news website. You can't move in London without someone giving you the news". I love that quote. It's really stuck with me because it's so true, isn't it?
So since he said that I've been taking pictures every time I see someone (or something) giving me the news. That picture above is your standard noughties office reception. The news on three big flat TV's.
Here's another one. But this huge big glass fronted building allows the news to spill out on the street.
As does this one. They've used four screens, so they can show four different news channels.
I know it's a bad photograph but this is just outside Waterloo station. More news.
This is inside Waterloo station, also taken on bad photograph day.
Continuing the station theme, this is Kings Cross. So, inside office receptions, visible through the window, outside stations, inside stations.
At the airport.
On the way back from the airport. I appreciate this is a promotional thing for Bloomberg, but it's still news being thrust at you.
Likewise this is some promotion for Reuters who are situated just across the street. But still. News. Everywhere. These are all razzy screen based things, but there's also the more traditional method of London news delivery.
And now we have this new menace. They literally thrust the news at you.
Look there's one dressed in purple and one in yellow. Remember, "You can't move in London without someone giving you the news."
Look at this one. Watching. Waiting. Ready to pounce and give you the news.
And if you manage to make it home without being given the news, it's waiting for you at the Tube station. It's there all around you. Unavoidable.
The news even creeps into the most two hallowed places of British life. Tesco's.
And the pub. Why do you need the news in the pub? Why do you need the news in Tesco's?
Why do you need the news in a cheeky little Belgravia bistro? "You can't move in London without someone giving you the news"