Putney & Fullham
Tuesday 7 September 2010
Arrived in London ever so slightly short on sleep at 7:30am, decided to stick it out as long as possible. I stayed up by exploring Putney (where I am staying) a bit - lots of little side streets with rows of (attractive) house upon house. It all has the quaint factor, but still a bit too snug for my liking. Worth the trade off for decent public transport though, perhaps.
Crossed the Thames to a park near Putney bridge with an old church and some flower gardens, nothing spectacular but it was nice a cool walk along the Thames and the air seemed fresh. There was a little cafe alongside the church that the pidgeons seemed to like. Another suburb opposite Putney was fairly similar, but a bit more upper class (the houses looked the same, but there were flasher cars). On one street almost every single house was being worked on, gutted etc - an up and coming suburb it seems.
Alongside the nice houses were a few giant buildings with quite classical and attractive architecture with their own private gardens, not sure what they were, but plonked right in the middle of it all, where I imagine at some point was a park/square, was a block of awful old council flats which was horribly out of place but typically English. Then home for a nap.