'We blame Tony Blair for Caffè Nero': a maverick's architecture tour of Soho

By Owen Hatherley

The two septuagenarian authors of the Guide to the Architecture of London have updated their definitive book as an app. But can it offer the same insights into a city that is changing faster than anyone can keep up with?

“Maltese gangsters with guns used to shoot each other at lunchtime.”

Edward Jones is recalling the Soho of his past with his longtime associate Christopher Woodward. Woodward remembers “the first cappuccino machine in Soho, and the first tables on the pavement in Percy Street”, where Jones lived in the Architectural Association school of architecture residences.

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