As the surge approaches the west of London, much of which is generally low-lying, it will reach a predominantly residential area. The entire borough of Chelsea is a ponding area and will find itself underwater with property values significantly falling. One of the first landmarks to go under will be Chelsea Football Club Ground, though some say there’s been danger of that for years.
Next door to the football ground, the Hotel at Chelsea will be struck around the same time. The hotel’s restaurant boasts a splendid mix of English and French cuisine, though they might be better off to switch to seafood. The nearby Fulham Broadway tube station will be next to be affected.
Waters could reach as far inland as to cause problems for places such as Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre, whilst areas further north, including Hammersmith tube station, remain on very low-lying ground and are therefore also exposed to the surge. South of the river, you hardly need to be an expert to work out that the London Wetland Centre is not well equipped to withstand a flood. However, the further west the threat travels, the less likely damage is, with the floodplain area decreasing and the surge running out of water. Areas such as Richmond will experience very minor flooding if at all.
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