The original Rosa’s Thai Cafe opened in east London around ten years ago. Over time ...
After many years as ‘Pullens’, the popular restaurant next to Herne Hill station changed hands ...
South London has most things that anyone could want, but something we haven’t got is ...
Part 5 in our occasional series about blue plaques features two of South London’s most famous sons, along with two social campaigners and a composer from Scandinavia. Sir Charles ‘Charlie’ Spencer Chaplin 1889-1976 Born near East Street, Walworth into a family of performers, Charlie Chaplin is possibly the most globally famous south Londoner of all […]
I love Spain, and one of my best ever holidays was a tour of Andalucia taking in Seville, Cordoba, Granada and Cadiz. I have fond memories of the many amazing sights we saw and, of course, the many tapas bars we visited. Well, this coming bank holiday weekend, Spain and in particular Andalucia, comes back […]
We may be living in the 21st century, but our fascination with all things 20th century seems to grow all the time. From vinyl records to old furniture, from swing dance to vintage clothing, it seems like we just can’t get enough of the century we left. And vintage clothing sales have become one of […]
Around 18 months ago we went to the opening night of community food market Mercato Metropolitano (MM), Borough. With loads of indoor and outdoor space in this disused paper factory, it was obvious that the place had huge potential, so when were invited along to the launch night of their summer food offer, we were […]
Rhetoric – the art of persuasion, or the art of manipulation? It’s a question that perplexed many of the ancient Greeks, including Plato and Aristotle, and is hugely relevant today. Aristotle identified three elements of rhetoric: ethos – the esteem and respect the audience has for the speaker; pathos – the speaker’s appeal to the […]
WeFiFo is an organisation which puts people who cook, in touch with people who want to eat – it’s as simple as that! They invited us along to a dinner party in Peckham hosted by Ronnie Murray, whose impressive CV includes The Ivy and working as group head chef for Mark Hix (see our review […]
Antic’s Crystal Palace outpost, which opened last year, is now serving food – we’ve sampled and it’s a winner! We were invited along to an evening for local businesses and twitterers to sample a range of the dishes now being served. It was my first visit to Walker Briggs – though I’ve long been a […]
In Part 1 we reviewed the current state of play of Thameslink, the Bakerloo extension and cycle routes. In the second part of our review of transport developments in south London, we look at the prospects for Crossrail 2 and river crossings in south-east London amongst other projects. Northern Line Extension Build enough housing and […]
There’s no money. The end. OK, I exaggerated – but only a bit. If you dig a little into the various transport improvement schemes mooted for south London, there’s a lot of ‘reviewing of business cases’ going on. Expect those reviews to last until we know more about the shape of Brexit. What that will […]
Even if you’re new to south London, you will have heard of The Crystal Palace, as the name lives on in the park, station, football club and area of Upper Norwood SE19 more commonly known nowadays as Crystal Palace. The famous glass palace, designed by the multi-talented Chatsworth House gardener Joseph Paxton, was originally built […]