Parma Ham at MacFarlane’s Deli – Clapham

Italians tend to take their food very seriously and the city of Parma is associated with two of Italy’s most famous food products: cheese – Parmigiano Reggiano, and ham – Prosciutto di Parma.  The Parma Ham Consortium (Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma) is the organisation that promotes the renowned ham around the world and safeguards […]

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Browns – Butlers Wharf

Now an up-market part of London, with an abundance of million pound housing, Butlers Wharf was once a thriving centre for the tea trade and boats from the east docked here with their cargos.  The area is personified by its cobbled streets and characterful buildings owing to its history.  It’s quieter than nearby London Bridge […]

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West Norwood Free Film Festival

West Norwood Free Film Festival

The new one-week festival will take place from 25th March– 1st April 2017 West Norwood is set to host to its first ever Free Film Festival from 25th March – 1st April 2017. Featuring cult classics, art house favourites and new releases, the volunteer-run festival will take place in an eclectic mix of venues across […]

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honest Italian balham

The Honest Italian

This neighbourhood Italian does a good job of serving great pizza to hungry locals. Operating as both a sit in restaurant and takeaway, numerous pizza lovers were popping in to collect theirs during our visit. No doubt it’s convenient location, close to Balham station, helping this. We started with a mixed anti pasti board, which […]

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Ben’s Canteen – The Anti-Valentine’s Menu

Last week we were kindly invited to sample the ‘Valentine’s’ menu at Ben’s Canteen so we asked our new guest blogger, Nancy Williams, to give it a try – here’s what she found: “Ben’s Canteen is a great little neighbourhood restaurant just down the road from Clapham Junction Station and they’re offering a Valentine’s menu […]

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Five Blue Plaques – Part 4

This is the fourth in our occasional series of articles about blue plaques of famous (and not-so-famous) people who lived in south London and the stories behind them. Sir Ernest Shackleton 1874-1922 Shackleton was a polar explorer who led four expeditions to the South Pole in the early years of the 20th century. In the […]

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Tapas Brindisa – Borough Market

Borough Market is one of the treasures of south London and now firmly on the tourist trail. The best time to go these days is during the week, say Thursday, as Saturday is now heaving and Friday is not far off either. Apart from the amazing butchers, fishmongers, fruit ‘n veg and other speciality food […]

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The Begging Bowl, Peckham – Revisited

South London Blog is officially four years old – hurray!!  During that time we’ve managed to go on a pretty decent gastronomic tour of south London – we may not have been to every district south of the river, but we’ve had a good try!  SLB went to the Begging Bowl, on Peckham’s Bellenden Road, […]

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Brick & Liquor – Tooting’s New Bar

Last Friday we went to Brick & Liquor in Tooting. It’s a small cocktail bar set up by two guys who have a history of running successful bars/restaurants in central London. After some deliberation about where to open their very own bar, they landed on the up and coming area of Tooting, as they felt […]

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