Nappy to Happy Valley

Friday, July 23, 2010 by George Franks

OK, the Northcote Road is Nappy Valley and to be honest, ideally suited to the role. With plenty of shops and cafés that cater to the push chairs and the beautiful young mothers attached to them.

If you are free and single or a young couple, don’t turn up your nose at the area. Fair enough, the prams rule during the day but this very safe area changes in the evening. When the Bugaboo’s are folded away and the children are being read bedtime stories, this little patch of London becomes a fantastic night spot. A few beers in All Bar One or The Bolingbroke followed by an Indian, Italian, Thai, or more traditional burger. Then on to “mingling” in the Clapham Grand into the small hours. Yes, the Northcote Road can provide.

Shops including Jack Wills, Space NK, Whistles, Sweaty Betty and Question Air will happily take your hard earned cash, not forgetting the mighty LK Bennett opening soon.

So when you type SW11 into a property portal, do so with all the confidence that the houses convert into cracking flats and this diverse area, will happily accommodate you and then your family for many years. A mini Westbourne Grove? I think so….