There are lots of great places in London, with so much to offer from different locations I’m sure those moving here would find it difficult to choose. However for us and indeed for Hucklebones it’s Elephant and Castle that we call home. It was almost by accident we moved here 5 years ago when our initial choice of flat in Clapham fell through. From then on we have not looked back, fantastic 24 hour transport links and the 113 acre Burges Park on our doorstep. Looking through Elephant’s past I’ve found that it was here that London’s first zoo appeared in 1834 featuring the UK’s first ever giraffe! Things have moved on a lot since then, and the face of Elephant is changing rapidly with new development.
Elephant and Castle does harbor a special place in our hearts, as our first home together and birth place of Hucklebones. This Christmas we received a wonderful gift, taken from the destination blinds from an old Routemaster bus, framed and in its glory it hangs as a daily reminder of where we began.
Routemaster destination blinds are available from www.unlimitededitions.co.uk