Unconfirmed rumours have been swirling round Wanstead for months now, with M&S themselves given little information about their intentions away.
But this planning application, rather strangely gaffer-taped to a lamp-post near the George, seems to give the game away.
157 Wanstead High Street is the new building bring finished next door to the George, the site of the original Kinema.
So, unless this is part of an elaborate hoax, it looks like it’s takeaway crème brûlées all round!
(Thanks Dave Buba)