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Oxford Circus inspired by Balham (not Tokyo)

It’s always frustrating when credit is not given where it’s due.

The BBC are reporting on the works to take place at Oxford Circus this year and, along with Westminster, giving credit to Tokyo for the inspiration.

In fact, Balham has had a diagonal crossing for some time (as you can see from the Google Street View below – and the underground is marginally less crowded than Tokyo’s too.

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