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A London Walk: From Chelsea to Balham - Little Observationist
“Hildreth Street Market – M1LK”, I had written in my “London List” notes I keep in my phone. Whenever I have a free few hours stretching ahead of me, I try to do something I’ve written on this list. Ideas come from everywhere – photos I’ve seen, snippets from blogs and magazines, suggestions from friends, looking at maps for places I haven’t explored yet. Anything under three hours, I consider walking distance when I have a day free to wander around with my camera. Citymapper clocked the route at a mere 67 minute walk. And so I set out on the nearly straight path from Chelsea to Balham to see what this “Hildreth Street Market – M1LK” was all about. After winding through Chelsea to take a few photos, I headed toward my favourite Albert Bridge. I’d never walked these specific streets before so that made it all the more interesting. It’s amazing how, when you cross the river and skip past the edge of Battersea Park everything starts to become more and more residential. I came across a faded, peeling mural that was really interesting. I looked it up later and found out it was painted by Christine Thomas (who …