Inside view of Marcia Hallett's antique shop
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Some London high streets 'like dead towns'

Boarded up windows and derelict shops are becoming an increasing sight across the capital.

The London Assembly has called for "emergency measures" to help reverse the decline.

Among the suggestions are rent reductions and discounted business rates.

Brentford shop owner Marcia Hallett, Andrew Dakers of Brentford Town Centre Steering Group and Labour London Assembly member Andrew Dismore, feature in this report by BBC London's Tim Donovan.

  • 12 Mar 2013
  • From the section London