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From Samuel Pepys to CrossrailAndrew O’Hagan
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From Samuel Pepys to Crossrail

Andrew O’Hagan tries to cross Tottenham Court Road

Andrew O’Hagan retraces Samuel Pepys’s infuriating journey to work, and discovers how the modern-day Crossrail development has made Oxford Street even more perilous for pedestrians.

Film by Anthony Wilks.

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