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MetiNews.Com - Tottenham is looked down on by some people, but for the life of me I can't understand why
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It surely is the best stadium in England if not Europe. Just a shame about the team that plays in it. The bustling town
Bruce Grove was heaving
After leaving some rude daubings on the side of the stadium, I headed south to the busy Bruce Grove to get a taste of local Tottenham life. The area was heaving with commuters, traffic and shoppers and you couldn't help but feel alive. Everything about the area from its bustling street market to its traditional cafes felt authentic which is great to see in a city that's so often devoid of character. I was particularly enamoured by the quaint match day pubs that littered the streets and the beautiful brutalist church of St Marks.
One of my new favourite buildings in London
It's brutalist façade fitted into its environment like a glove and elevated the whole scene. I'll definitely be popping back in for a service at some point. The beautiful wetlands
They're fairly stunning
(Image: Thames Water)
I soon found myself wandering in the direction of Tottenham Hale station and with it the outer limits of the Tottenham area. I'm not the first person to dislike Tottenham Hale station (it's ugly) and I won't be the last, but what it borders is truly majestic. As I wound my way down the side streets, I soon found myself in the stunning Walthamstow Wetlands that hugs the Tottenham belt. With gorgeous canal walks and wide open green spaces, it's an oasis of calm that you frankly wouldn't expect to find next to so many busy roads. With all this on Tottenham's doorstep, it's strange to think it isn't shouted about more. One thing's for certain though, I'm in love with everything about the place (except the football team).
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