Yes, you can still see the famous ballerina Anna Pavlova (d. 1931) at the Victoria Palace theatre, London SW1! Her gilded statue shines brightly in the morning light above the theatre, greeting commuters arriving to the steel and glass office blocks which now dwarf the graceful theatre designed by Frank Matcham, which opened in 1911.
But I couldn’t see Raspberry Pavlova, the meringue, cream and raspberries dessert which carries her name, offered on the menus of nearby restaurants...
Pillars thrusting upwards, waves of tessellated roofing, light, shape colour and overwhelming detail: words that might describe the architecture of a religious cathedral. But this is the Retail Cathedral in Shepherds Bush in West London. The central area is decked out with Christmas lights - sorry, Festive lights - and currently clear, awaiting the seasonal spectaculars.
Westfield London first opened in 2008, it is one of the largest shopping centres in Europe in terms of retail floor space.