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Uniformity—not money—is ruining London

Is the capital's fabled diversity becoming lost amid a sea of generic delis and designer boutiques?

By Ekow Eshun  

The plate glass towers of the City of London loom over once-trendy Shoreditch. © Ben K Adams

Earlier this February, Mast Brothers, a new luxury chocolatier, opened on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch, East London. The shop looks like a cross between an Apple Store and a craft brewery. It is the definition of minimal: concrete floors, plate glass windows and elegantly packaged goods laid out on blonde wood tables.…

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