T20 Cricket at the Kia Oval

Twenty20, or T20, is the explosive, short-form version of cricket that mixes sporting drama with a party atmosphere, making it a fantastic summer event for all the family. To illustrate the point, who can forget the dramatic finish to the T20 World Cup Final between England and West Indies back in April. Played in front […]

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The Tooting Street Art Gallery

Street art in south London continues to spread, and if you follow us on Twitter or Instagram, you’ve no doubt seen some of the brilliant art that brightens our streets and often presents us with amusing or challenging images. Murals have been around for some time in south London with pioneers like Brian Barnes and […]

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The Prince Albert, Battersea

The Prince Albert, which sits proudly on the corner of Albert Bridge Road across the road from the wonderful Battersea Park, is a pub worth visiting.  Having recently undergone a refurbishment, it’s looking better than ever. As it should, the bar takes pride of place in the middle of the characterful room.  Serving a wide […]

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The Balham Literary Festival

Have we fallen out of love with books? Simple answer – no!  Total book sales were up last year, though surprisingly, digital sales were down with physical sales up.  Overall, it seems we still prefer physical to digital books, which comprise only 17% of the market.  Are children losing the reading habit though? Well, five […]

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Play Singles Tennis Leagues in South London

The tennis season is well and truly upon us – you may have been watching some of the action from Roland Garros in Paris where Andy Murray is after his first French Open title – before you know it south London will be the centre of the tennis world again as Wimbledon is not far […]

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Jerwood Painting Fellowships 2016 Exhibition

We were invited to the private view of the Jerwood Painting Fellowships 2016 Exhibition at Jerwood Space, a lovely gallery in Union St close to Southwark tube station. This is the third year that the Jerwood Charitable Foundation has awarded bursaries of £10,000 to three talented young painters, along with mentorship with established UK painters, […]

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Greenwich Top 5 ‘Must-Sees’

Living in London, you often find yourself becoming a tour guide as friends and family visit, and what better place in south London for a great day out is there than Greenwich. The historic buildings, the views, the museums and the riverside pubs all add up to a winning combination that never fails to impress. […]

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Lobos Meat & Tapas – Borough High St

Here at SLB we love tapas and Spanish food generally and we’re lucky to have some great tapas restaurants in south London. We believe we’ve discovered another one here which you’re just going to love.  Lobos is located under the railway bridge near London Bridge Station, backing on to Borough Market – it’s on two […]

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South London’s FA Cup

This month Crystal Palace are off to Wembley for the FA Cup semi-final against Watford, hoping to reach their second Final. We thought it would be a good moment to look back at ‘South London’s FA Cup’. South London had a significant role in the early history of the FA Cup (see our article on […]

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