Earls Court Exhibition Centre - used for 1948 Olympic Games - to be razed

London Mayor Boris Johnson has approved plans to demolish the art deco Earls Court Exhibition Centre.

The venue in west London was used in the Olympic Games in 1948 and last year, and has provided a stage for top music acts including Pink Floyd, Queen, and David Bowie.

Despite protests from neighbours, it will be bulldozed to make way for a new development which includes 7,500 high-end homes.