Londoner’s Diary: Hoppen’s gallery is on the move after nearly 30 years on King’s Road

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Gallery Director Charlotte Nation and Michael Hoppen attend the Alex Prager ‘New Photography and Short Film’ private view at the Michael Hoppen Contemporary Gallery on June 10, 2010 in London, England.   (Getty Images)
Gallery Director Charlotte Nation and Michael Hoppen attend the Alex Prager ‘New Photography and Short Film’ private view at the Michael Hoppen Contemporary Gallery on June 10, 2010 in London, England. (Getty Images)

Welcome to today’s Londoner’s Diary liveblog. Today, we learn about gallerist Michael Hoppen’s new move to Ladbroke Grove after thirty years on the King’s Road. Later, Stephen Fry recalls why Gore Vidal was so fond of the Savoy, and we learn about Carrie Symonds and the contest over No 11’s carpets. In SW1A, Tommy Corbyn tells us why he won’t be voting for his uncle in the upcoming mayoral elections.