12 Predictions For London In 2021

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12 Predictions For London In 2021

It's time to gaze into our crystal ball and gaze into London's near future. We are rarely wrong with our predictions*.


As hard times continue in the West End, Rowan Atkinson turns to street performing in Leicester Square:


EU-related TfL stations — including Holland Park, Denmark Hill and Cyprus — get a Brexity rebrand. One Euro-monikered station keeps its name, though:


After years of sounding generic, the capital's last remaining pub finally has a meaningful name:


The Crossrail opening is pushed back once again, when an error with the train dimensions is revealed:


Sadiq Khan pushes his traffic-free London agenda, with a new-look road system:


St Pancras station welcomes the news that Billy Joel is in town:


London's latest batch of micro homes is released onto the market:


In joyous scenes, Londoners finally return to the office:


Elizabeth I is forced to vacate the throne, on the discovery that one of her forebears is still alive:


The government announces its creation of four new full-time jobs, keeping Big Ben's hands moving:


TfL denies budget cuts are affecting the quality of its signage...

...or bus services:


A 'normal' Christmas is reinstated, just in time for us to welcome our new red-breasted overlords:

See how we predicted the year ahead for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, and leave your own predictions in the comments below.

Swiss Cottage image by Sunil060902 in Creative Commons.

*Sorry, we mean right. We are rarely right.

Last Updated 31 December 2020