London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and the most successful city in Europe. As mentioned in an earlier posting. Central London is in an inner basin with the River Thames. There are 3 centres in central London: · West End – the commercial and political centre · City of London – the [...]
London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and the most successful city in Europe. As mentioned in an earlier posting.
Central London is in an inner basin with the River Thames.
There are 3 centres in central London:
· West End – the commercial and political centre
· City of London – the financial centre
· Canary Wharf – the second financial centre.
This posting is on the London’s West End where the Parks contribute to the prosperity of the West End. In this post, I am going to concentrate specifically on the effect of Regents Park on the West End of London.
London’s Green Parks and Energy (qi)
The main parks of the West End are Regents Park, Hyde Park, St James Park and Green Park. These parks are filled with grass fields, trees and plants. These parks attract and generate energy. The resultant energy is distributed along the road system around the park. In this part of London, the land slopes down towards the river. Therefore, the southbound roads which slope downward to the river are conduits of this energy. It is the tenet of feng shui, where there is abundant energy flowing, there is good prosperity.
Energy leaving Regents Park.
The energy leaves Regents Park along the roads between Baker Street in the West and Portland Place in the East. If you notice that, this area is extremely prosperous. This is most obvious in Oxford Street. The most prosperous area is between Oxford Circus and the Baker Street/Orchard Street (where Selfridges is). Either side of this section, it is not as prosperous, it is obvious to any shopper as the mix of shops is totally different. You can see the difference in Oxford Street between
· Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road
· Baker Street/Orchard Street and Marble Arch.
Further south of Oxford Street, in Mayfair including Bond Street particularly, there is a mix of energy from both Hyde Park and Regents Park. It is this mixing of energy that contributes to the “exclusivity” and “luxury” aspects of London. This will be covered in the next posting.
Secondly, the large departmental stores, Selfridges, Debenhams, John Lewis, House of Fraser are on the North Side of the Street between Oxford Circus and the Baker Street Junction. According to a local historian of the area, he was saying that, the property on the South side was valued higher than the North side, It was therefore, easier to purchase “blocks” of property on the North side.
This is consistent with the energy coming from the Regents Park in the North and “hitting” the property in the South Side of the Street. Therefore, with more energy, the business in the South side would do better.
Energy going down the Roads
The energy going down the road – Portland Place and through Regent Street. Regent Street is an extremely busy shopping street and it is more upmarket than Oxford Street. It has the Apple Store which has the highest sales per unit floor area in the UK.
The energy then goes down to Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket then Trafalgar Square. From here, it goes down to the River through Whitehall where the Government offices are.
The energy going down Baker Street/Orchard Street/North Audley Street hits Grosvenor Square. This energy gets mixed with the energy from Hyde Park. This will be covered in the next posting. Baker Street had the head offices of 2 extremely successful corporates – Abbey Bank and Marks & Spencer. When both business relocated their head office and their business is not doing as well. Abbey Bank has been taken over and Marks & Spencer no longer dominates the retail market in ladies apparel.
The Areas that is energy passes through are all extremely prosperous. Businesses along this route do well.
The next posting: The areas of London West End that are affected by the Hyde Park, Green Park and St James Park.
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