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18 February 2014

Say goodbye to the Trocadero

Thanks to the always-on-the-ball IanVisits, who alerts us to the fact that the Trocadero Centre will be closing its doors for good a week today, 25th February 2014. Though the Trocadero has only existed in its current form since 1984, for many readers this will constitute a significant proportion of their lives, and a school trip featuring an unscheduled trip to the Trocadero is among your author's earliest memories of London.

Ian tells us that the Trocadero is due to become a Japanese style pod hotel, which will have 527 bedrooms and 56 "aparthotel rooms", which is good or bad news depending on how you look at it. Gone will be the out of date arcade games, the escalators that once led to Sega World, and the place where there was once a Guinness Book of World Records Exhibition. From the outside, it will still look much the same, and seemingly no one went inside any more anyway.

For more, see http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2014/02/16/your-last-chance-to-visit-the-trocadero/

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1 comment:

  1. I possibly would not have gone inside, during the years I lived in London or the Home Counties but it all looks a bit sad in the photos. I suppose the important thing is that from the outside, the architecture will not be destroyed.