But I still get paid London rates and get my fill of the hustle and bustle during the day. Then I can come home and head right back out into the open space in the common or the paths along the river. Even just walking down the ancient stone streets of Old Town is relaxing and makes me forget the craziness of the day in a way I never could living in the middle of London.
And there is still great shopping in Clapham, and more in Fulham which is practically next door. The restaurants are high quality, most staffed by top chefs who also sought to escape the frenzy of London and concentrate more on the food than the rush. It has become trendy and there are tons of students now.Tthe popularity is actually helped by increasing the train lines’ efficiency and number of available times for trips. And the hip new restaurants and bars have to lower their rates to compete with the old standard shops that have been there forever. This means there are always special deals on meals at all of the local eateries, old and new.