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Just what the doctors ordered for today…a walk along the thames, and beautiful Battersea (on a rare, sunny, winters day).

Just what the doctors ordered for today…a walk along the thames, and beautiful Battersea (on a rare, sunny, winters day).

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I moved to Battersea in August 2012, and since then have been eagerly wanting to explore my neighbourhood and all of the wonderful hidden gems of this south west London Suburb.

Ever since moving here I’ve noticed this little hidden sign on the side of Battersea Park Road yet never ventured in…until today. The Battersea Flower station is a neighbourhood garden centre, hidden behind some creaky looking gates behind the railway tracks. I was delighted when I went in. There was a small but delicate selection of roses and fancy flowers on display, as well as some decorative trees that would look nice on your garden patio or outside your front door. It’s a definite stop over, for someone who’s just moved into the neighbourhood, owns the place and has some outdoor space that is looking a little bland. Prices were a little high, as with all of these independently run places…but I wonder if you could strike up some bargaining here if need be.

On a vanity note, I did notice some pretty lights decorating the alley way part of this ‘station’ which would probably be a wonderland to walk through when it gets darker out.

Oh, and at the start of the Christmas season this place is decked out with sparkly lights and they sell Christmas trees!

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I moved to London in September 2010 not really expecting where life would take me. I came to do a Masters here and was lucky enough to find a job after graduating which has kept me in this city since then. In the last two and a half years I’ve lived in the South West and East of the city, but have gotten to see quite a bit of the other neighbourhoods too. I’m starting this blog as I’d love to document all of the cool places I’ve been to, the experiences I’ve had and the awesome things I’ve seen. London may not be a city to everyone’s tastes, and I fully agree with that, as when I first moved here it took a while for it to grow on me. Having traveled around since then, there’s always something that makes me excited to come back here though. And well, especially when it’s not raining, and on those rare sunny days, I get reminded why I’ve made this place my home…at least for now.
(I took this pic on a boat party, summer 2011).

I moved to London in September 2010 not really expecting where life would take me. I came to do a Masters here and was lucky enough to find a job after graduating which has kept me in this city since then. In the last two and a half years I’ve lived in the South West and East of the city, but have gotten to see quite a bit of the other neighbourhoods too. I’m starting this blog as I’d love to document all of the cool places I’ve been to, the experiences I’ve had and the awesome things I’ve seen. London may not be a city to everyone’s tastes, and I fully agree with that, as when I first moved here it took a while for it to grow on me. Having traveled around since then, there’s always something that makes me excited to come back here though. And well, especially when it’s not raining, and on those rare sunny days, I get reminded why I’ve made this place my home…at least for now.

(I took this pic on a boat party, summer 2011).