Posted on 2012/05/08 20:18:21 (May 2012).
[Sunday 15th April 2012]
Partly thinking about a prospective area for buying a flat, and partly because I'd read Noel Coward had lived there for a while as a child, I thought we should go for a wander to Battersea. It turned out, probably not coincidentally, that "the nice bit" of Battersea where we might think about buying a place was also where Coward had lived - he was at number 70 Prince of Wales Mansions. They're rather nice late Victorian mansion blocks, which would probably have been fairly new when he moved in with his family. I couldn't actually see a blue plaque or anything, and wonder if the current owners know about the famous former resident.
Apart from that short section of Prince of Wales Drive, I wasn't too impressed with Battersea - just a couple of streets away and it very quickly turned rather downmarket and pretty rough around the edges.
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