Wanstead’s new Majestic: Not too shabby

Majestic before (left) and after (right)

The covers are off and the new sign is up; Wanstead’s Majestic Wine Warehouse is re-open for business and is looking pretty smart. Its days of feeling truly like a warehouse – complete with entry only from the car park – are behind it, and the refitted shop looks rather fancy. Customers can now enter from the High Street, but many will be happy to note that it seems as crammed full of crates and boxes as ever it was.

And those, including the excellent Wanstead Smarter High Street Campaign, who feared the planning application for a 10.5m illuminated sign would mean a garish eyesore can breath a sigh of relief (or possibly satisfaction, as their lobbying might have made a difference): the sign is large, yes, but quite elegant really.