Holloway Road must be one of my least favourite localities in North London. Apart from Daniel Libeskind's design for the Graduate Centre at London Metropolitan University, it's unremittingly drab and characterless. Yet, pretensions are high, as evidenced by the renaming of this luxury apartment development, a refurbished Victorian schoolhouse where, until the developers moved in, you could, in fact, sign up for evening classes in modern foreign languages.
The slogan on the advertising truck for the Body Worlds Mirror of Time exhibition at the O2 seemed particularly apt on my birthday: What's your real body age? No comment.
The Orion Centre, Holloway Road, Daniel Libeskind.