Parking in the area is now on a metered basis ( £ 3.20 per hour ). Space is generally
easy to find within a short walk. Parking is permissible on the right hand side of
Cautley Avenue when facing the common and in other streets in the appropriate bays
locally. If the (sun-powered) parking meter in Cautley Avenue fails there are others
in the vicinity which generally do not. I keep a supply of £ 1 coins if you find
yourself without change.
Please attend carefully to the signs so that you do not park ( VERY EXPENSIVELY !
in a bay for residents only !
USEFUL LOCAL FACILITIES : -
Just around the corner - 40 metres from the practice - is a very useful parade of
shops, restaurants and wine & coffee bars. This is ABBEVILLE ROAD - known locally
as Abbeville Village. If you are hungry or thirsty - need to park a friend, a rest
or a rendezvous - either before or after your appointment - it is a very handy resort.
There is also a convenient range of food shopping and a postbox - a reminder of our
recently terminated post office.
CLAPHAM COMMON offers pleasant walks and quiet ponds. In the centre of the common,
right by the recently restored Victorian bandstand, there is a pleasant cafe with
outdoor seating. There is also the Windmill pub, to your right on the common from
the top of Cautley Avenue, which is a popular out-of-doors resort in the summer.