Friday, December 19, 2008

Clapham Common

It was a beautiful morning in London so I decided to put on my running shoes and go for a jog around Clapham Commons (aka park). To my surprise, the Common is huge! I was thrilled to see so many happy runners despite the morning chill.

Clapham is a lovely neighborhood, just south of the River Thames. It's a good fit for us -- what more can you ask for -- pretty Victorian rowhouses (think: Washington, D.C.), cafes, restaurants, pubs, great transportation links, and of course the Common.

There are two major shopping areas in Clapham: the Clapham High Street (every neighborhood has a High Street) and Clapham Junction. We live off the Clapham Common, about a ten minute walk to Clapham High Street and the Underground Station, and 20 minute walk to Battersea Rise/Northcote Road (Clapham Junction), a very nice area for shopping and dining (photo below).

Okay, now some flat photos. We had the pleasure of hosting our first house guest this week! I don't know how, but Keenan managed to find a cosy 2BR-1BA flat within our price range. Good job Keenan! Looking forward to visitors!

My favorite part of any home: the kitchen!

More flat photos soon. Cheers, Lily

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