Posts Tagged: clapham junction

in the city :: a little bit of SW London

Our past week in London consisted of a little bit of everything! I wasn’t too sure what photos to post, so I decided to include a few snapshots of this and that. A friend of ours found a quick last minute deal on flights, so we took her to the antique market and grabbed a quick cuppa as we got caught up! (above: bus #170 through battersea, tooting tram + social club)

A walk through Holborn to the British Museum

We had to pick up a few things for the house and decided to grab a cold drink and stroll through Clapham Junction… It was late Sunday afternoon and definitely quieter than normal out. Many shops were starting to close up.

London experienced an abnormally warm Spring, but then the rains rolled in and I thought that Summer was never going to return. I turned out to be wrong. A heat wave hit London yesterday and wowee, it’s hot! Dinner on the terrace!

Hope you all had a great weekend and enjoyed some sunshine!

field trip :: wonder hill market

Our Saturday started off with a trip to the Wonder Hill Market at the Miller pub between London Bridge and the Borough Market. We arrived just 30 minutes after their doors opened, so it was still pretty quiet, but plenty of handmade and vintage finds. The pub was also quite nice. Plenty of art on the walls including that papery white installation on the ceiling and a large selection of thai food on the menu (this is the second pub that I know that serves thai food, so definitely a change from a burger and chips!).

(northcote pub in clapham junction)

We were going to head to the Borough Market afterwards, but decided to head back to Clapham Junction and grab a coffee and make a quick visit to Waitrose. One of the biggest differences that we have experienced since moving here, is that we eat out a lot less. About 95% less than when we were back in Vancouver. I think this is partly due to us not exactly knowing where to go for good food or being able to quickly hop into the car and grab some take away. This also means that we go food shopping a lot. Our fridge is the size of a roomy bar fridge with a matching freezer next to it. I also find that things expire quicker here like milk and veg, so we end up visiting the store usually about every other day.