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Discover Upper Tachbrook Street, London

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by Joanna Sopylo-Firrisa (subscribe)
Writer by passion, administrator by profession. I check what life brings and turn it into writing.
Published July 16th 2012
Upper Tachbrook Street starts with vintage shop and ends with a Spanish restaurant. Maybe it doesn't have everything, but it has a lot for such a short street.

I first noticed this street while going by bus number two from Victoria towards Vauxhall Bridge. It caught my attention because it looked like from the other world. Next to busy streets of Pimlico and just one stop from Victoria Station - it appeared to me to be calm and seducing like it was hiding a secret. And I wasn't wrong.

The street forks from Vauxhall Road and goes up to Warwick Way. On a little bit over a 100 meters (400ft), you can find Retromania, a vintage shop which offers everything and anything, Chocodeli, chocolate shop for sweet teeth, where you can buy chocolate pizza in different sizes and for those who prefer salty food – cheese, vegetables and olives stalls. I recommend the last one as the range of olives is really astonishing. One more place which I felt in love with at this street is a small bakery called Bonne Bo Che (I think they lost some letters from their sign). They have whole wheat bread in different sizes and shapes and small decorative cakes which are obviously saying: "eat me".

The beauty of the street doesn't end with its physical end but goes beyond that. If you turn in different directions you can find other treasures like the one on the corner of Gillingham Street and Wilton Road called La Merč Blanc.

The only thing visitors can complain about is the fact that it is a bit messy and disorganised. Organising the stalls and other elements would make it for sure more attractive. Before that will happen, the artistic mess makes it a bit more mysterious. The rest is for you to discover yourself and I would love to hear your comments about Upper Tachbrook Street.
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