Talk:White City, London

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             Etymology?


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Does anybody know where the name "White City" derives from? Id guess its a fairly modern coinage but who knows. 92.235.178.44 (talk) 08:22, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

The article says: "it was known as the Great White City due to the white marble cladding used on the exhibition pavilions". —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.189.103.145 (talk) 16:11, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

bus station[edit]

Hasn't it been built and opened? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.189.103.145 (talk) 16:06, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Yes. Update made. Note that the Dimco buildings aren't actually used for passengers to catch buses from; the bus 'station' in that sense is outside to the West, which is a shame as the public doesn't get to see inside. They act as a depot where buses can park and presumably contain facilities for drivers such as toilets and refreshments (some evidence for this would be good). Also I removed the word redevelopment as this is normally used to mean demolition followed by a new construction. The Dimco buildings have actually been restored or refurbished. 87.194.80.255 (talk) 19:43, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

Westfield 'referred to' as White City?[edit]

"In 2008, Westfield shopping centre was opened, referred to by Londoners as 'White City'" Is there any evidence for this? I've never heard anyone call it that. 87.194.80.255 (talk) 19:22, 27 December 2009 (UTC)