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South London has long been known as the greener side of London. After enjoying South London’s parks in the day, the night comes alive with a showering of high end restaurants, Bars and Pubs. Nataro has been fortunate enough to work with some of the best in the hospitality industry. Assimilating a high service ethic much like that of our clients. Whether it’s French Curtains across your brasserie facade, or dusty Roman Blinds that are in need of a bit of love, Call Nataro we’ll get it sorted!
Chelsea once had a reputation as London's bohemian quarter, the haunt of artists, radicals, painters and poets. Little of this seems to survive now, where much of the comfortable squares off King's Road are homes to, amongst others, investment bankers and film stars. Much of Chelsea is still owned by Earl Cadogan, through the Cadogan Estates.
In the late 17th century, large country houses began to be built there, favoured by the wealthier merchant classes of the City of London, who built large and gracious villas around Clapham Common and the Old Town. After the railways, Clapham developed as a suburb for commuters into central London, by 1900 it had fallen from favour with the upper classes. Recently, Clapham had undergone a further transformation, becoming the centre for the gentrification of most of the surrounding area
Fulham has a history of industry and enterprise dating back to the 15th century, with pottery, tapestry-weaving, paper-making and brewing in the 17th and 18th centuries in present-day Fulham High Street, and later involvement in the automotive industry, early aviation, food production, and laundries. Fulham is considered a prime London area by estate agents. Two football clubs, Fulham and Chelsea, play in Fulham.
The focus of this area is Kensington High Street, a busy commercial centre with many shops, typically upmarket. Kensington is, an extremely affluent area, containing some of London's most expensive streets and garden squares. Exhibition Road is the thoroughfare that serves the area's museums and educational institutions.
Whether the name stemmed from a duel between nights, or referred to the bridge being used by wealthier ‘knights and ladies’ , one is unsure. Knightsbridge is home to many expensive shops, including the department stores Harrods and Harvey Nichols, and flagship stores of many fashion houses. Some of London's most renowned restaurants, auction houses and antiques dealers are here.
Lambeth is a London borough in south London, England, which forms part of Inner London. Its name was recorded in 1062 as Lambehitha (landing place for lambs) and in 1255 as Lambeth. Lambeth Walk and Lambeth High Street were the two principle commercial streets of Lambeth, but today are predominantly residential in nature.
London Bridge is one of the most popular areas in London for its variety of historic sites, impressive modern landmarks, as well as its strong reputation for great food and drink. From Tower Bridge (often mistaken for London Bridge) to the delicious Borough Market, or even the spooky London Bridge Experience and wartime HMS Belfast, there are many things to do in the London Bridge area.
Pimlico is a small area within the City of Westminster. Like Belgravia, next to which it was built as a southern extension. At Pimlico's heart is a grid of residential streets laid down by the planner Thomas Cubitt beginning in 1825, and now protected. The area has over 350 Grade II listed buildings. Notable residents have included Winston Churchill, designer Laura Ashley, and actor Laurence Olivier.
“And thus we take leave of Putney, one of the pleasantest of the London suburbs, as well as the most accessible. The immense increase in the number of houses in late years testifies to its popularity; but there is still an almost unlimited extent of open ground which cannot be covered; and with wood and water, common and hill, there will always be an element of freshness and openness in Putney seldom to be obtained so near London.” - J. C. Geikie
Richmond was founded following Henry VII's building of Richmond Palace in the 16th century, from which the town derives its name. During this era the town and palace were particularly associated with Elizabeth I, who spent her last days here. The name Richmond upon Thames is often used for the now leafy suburb, incorrectly, to refer to the town of Richmond.
Sloane Square is a small hard-landscaped square on the boundaries of Knightsbridge, Belgravia and Chelsea. The square lies at the east end of Kings Road and at the south end of the more conventionally smart Sloane Street linking to Knightsbridge. The Venus Fountain in the centre of the square was constructed in 1953, designed by sculptor Gilbert Ledward. The fountain depicts Venus.
Waterloo is part of a business improvement district known as Waterloo Quarter, which includes The Cut and the Old Vic and Young Vic theatres. The area was marshland towards the northern tip of the ancient parish of Lambeth. It was known as Lambeth Marsh, but was drained in the 18th century and is remembered in the Lower Marsh street name.