Nestled inside Streatham Common lies a peaceful English garden with stone steps, trickling streams, an ornamental pond, and beautiful flowerbeds. The Rookery is one of South London’s gems.

Arlo and I visited early in the morning. The air was still fresh, but you could tell that the sun was gearing up for a scorcher of a day.

Arlo loved climbing all the steps he could find, and hiding behind the maze-like hedges ready to shout “Boo” at me. I loved the unexpected magic of having the place all to ourselves.


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