This year our office trip abroad brought us to London – a city overflowing with inspiration and energy. We visited the regenerated areas of Kings Cross and the Olympic Park, as well as the classic and mandatory Barbican Centre. What made this year’s trip truly unique was the fact that we had local contacts that offered us guided tours, giving us very personal and in-depth experiences of several project sites. Spparc Studio gave us a tour of the prize-winning Borough Yards by London Bridge, while our friend Adam at Barnet Council showed us around redevelopments in the north London neighbourhoods of Collindale and Brent Cross. All this while sampling delicious food from cultures across the globe! We will surely visit again!