Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hidden London: Thackeray Street

Just off High Street Kensington (almost directly behind the massive Whole Foods) is a small winding street called Thackeray Street. Although it's literally a stone's throw from the shopping crowds, it's a whole other world -- and century -- away.

The street is named for William Makepeace Thackeray, the 19th century English novelist, who lived nearby. You can almost picture him striding into Riders & Squires for his equestrian gear, or pulling up a chair outside Montparnasse Café for a baguette.

Peer through the windows of the art galleries or sip a coffee at Ottoemezzo and get a taste of le vrai Kensington.


Theresa Milstein said...

Beautiful picture. It sounds lovely. I'll have to keep in mind when I visit England again.

Marsha Moore said...

Thanks Theresa! It is such a lovely location!

Yunaleska said...

*happy sigh* That is why I love London. I like the architecture of houses like that.