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Ravens and retail: London is in danger of crumbling for good

The ominous news that a raven has left the Tower of London adds more weight to miserable company Christmas updates
Ravens and retail: London is in danger of crumbling for good
  • Retailers without meaningful online presence feel the weight of falling footfall 
  • Lockdown is having an outsized impact on the pubs and restaurants that cannot offer online services
  • London’s cultural hub is being sapped of energy

‘When the ravens leave the Tower, the walls will crumble and the Kingdom will fall’ 

An optimistic billboard hangs outside the Adelphi Theatre on The Strand: ‘Back to the Future - The Musical. Landing Summer 2021’. When the UK first went into lockdown in March 2020, the idea that theatres might still be closed almost 18 months later was absurd. But now, Back to the Future’s opening looks uncertain. Will London’s theatres be welcoming fans again by the summer?

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