I don’t know if this has been done before, and frankly don’t really care. My inspiration was from a conversation I had with a work colleague who was telling me about a Banksy near to my London hotel. After a quick Google (other search engines are available) I found the location of my possible nearest and so I headed off that evening. So it was a 2-mile walk to get there – I was going to see a Banksy. I got to the BT Tower and checked – I was where I should be so started to look… except the building I was looking for was shrouded with painted chipboard and the words “Demolition” plastered on it. After double checking I was exactly in the right place… just the building wasn’t. Harrumph.
But I had seen the BT Tower – and from a much, much closer angle; the irony of which did not escape me – you see, when it was created in 1964 the site was designated an official secret and did not appear on maps until 1993! In fact in 1978 a journalist was tried and the judge presiding ordered that the site could only be referred to as “Location 23”!