Portland Road is around half a mile long and runs from Holland Park Avenue in the south to Clarendon Road in the north.

It’s an interesting road because at the southern end are some of the most expensive properties in London and at the northern end are council estates and social housing.

This photograph was made at its mid point where at some time in history the road was divided in two by a short pedestrianised section. This town planning has allowed the rich at the southern end to separate themselves from those living in the north.

The area also has a complicated oneway road system that attempts to keep the two socio-economic groups apart.

I’m glad these kids don’t care about all this BS and choose to hang out at what they call the cosy spot.

These friends have a combined heritage from Eritrea, Britain, Sudan/Israell/German and German, this is what makes London great.