While everyone was busy watching last night's fire, an act of destruction was taking place at the other end of Chalk Farm Road.
The famous maid stencil by Banksy is in a parlous state. Someone has painted over most of the image, and stenciled the words 'all the best' over the top.
Small groups keep pausing in front of the defaced mural, possibly on their way back from looking at the fire damage. Throw in the Stables Market, currently being reimagined by developers, and Camden Town is looking like one big epicentre of lost heritage right now.
Image by M@.