Bicycling to Clapham

My daily exercise was acting as a courier of a birthday present to Clapham – an unexpectedly long way even by the fastest route and curious because of the whole of London now being so quiet, although that was partly because I came back through the back streets of Vauxhall, past street names redolent of its rural past, but no longer so – large swathes of social housing, intermingled with pockets of gentrification. I ended up at Borough Market – very quiet – and Leadenhall Market – totally deserted. I was struck by the juxtapositions between new and old behind the Lloyd’s building:-


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