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Italo Deli : Bonnington Square, Vauxhall

On Italo Deli’s website, they call themselves ‘THE BEST SHOP IN LONDON’. While this may be a bit ambitious, they are definitely the nicest place I’ve found in Vauxhall. This corner of South London is generally not the loveliest of areas (if you want fifty shades of grey, as in literally fifty different shades of corporate grey, come to Vauxhall), but slip down a few side streets to Bonnington Square and you can almost forget where you are. Bonnington Square is a former squatters paradise and has retained a slightly hippy, bohemian feeling, despite the office blocks just a few yards down the road. The streets are pretty and lined with trees and bicycles, and the gardens in the centre of the square are the perfect lunchtime escape for stressed out city workers. There are adult size swings (!!) and grassy knolls on which to sit and read books undisturbed. Italo deli is a tiny food-lovers oasis in the middle of all this. They sell some delicious, posh deli sort of fare: smoked meats, organic fruit and veg, luxury juices and chocolate…all the things I …