How London's Empty Buildings Are Paying Tribute To NHS Staff

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How London's Empty Buildings Are Paying Tribute To NHS Staff

Many of London's buildings are currently sitting near-empty, but that's not stopping them being put to good use as beacons of thanks to NHS staff and key workers. Here are a few that we've spotted (online, from the safety of our living room, of course). Seen any others? Let us know on hello@londonist.com — and don't forget about #ClapForOurCarers on Thursday.

Tower 42, City of London

The illuminated screen at the top of Tower 42 dons a green heart, with 'NHS' written on it, in support of the health service.

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BT Tower, Fitzrovia

The BT Tower, or Post Office Tower, has shown various messages over the past week, including advice on social distancing, and the below, a permanently rotating thanks to those working on the frontline.

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Wembley Park

Every night this week, the west London neighbourhood is displaying messages of support for NHS staff at various locations, including the Bobby Moore Bridge, and along Olympic Way.

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One Canada Square, Canary Wharf

The pyramid at the top of One Canada Square skyscraper in Canary Wharf is being illuminated in NHS blue, to thank medical workers.

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Novotel Hotel Paddington

It's not strictly for the NHS, but a building identified by Reddit users as Novotel Paddington is showing some love, creating an illuminated heart by leaving the lights on in selected rooms.

Paddington office block lights left on in shape of heart during lockdown from r/london

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Last Updated 25 March 2020