Mercato Metropolitano – Borough

We were invited to the preview evening of Mercato Metropolitano (MM), an exciting new food market featuring the best of Italian food and more. Following the success of a similar market in Turin, founder Andrea Rasca wanted to bring the concept to London. The idea is simple – bring together the quality products of small […]

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South London’s Olympics

Is it really four years since London hosted the Olympic Games? I’m sure we all have vivid memories of London 2012 and the excitement we experienced as Team GB put on their best performance. Our athletes will shortly be off to Rio de Janeiro for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad; we wish them every […]

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South London Bike Rides – The Waterlink Way

I’m what you might call a fair-weather cyclist – I don’t commute, don’t ride in bad weather and I don’t like main roads. You’d think that London was not a good place for cyclists like me then, but you’d be wrong. In fact there are miles and miles of cycle routes in south London which […]

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Breakfast at Village East of Bermondsey

Bermondsey Street, like many areas of south London, has seen a remarkable transformation over recent years and is now one of south London’s coolest places to hang out with plenty of restaurants, cafes, galleries and shops to visit, attracting visitors from a wide area. The local population has grown too, with a lot of new […]

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3×3 Basketball at Brixton Rec

Basketball is the world’s no.2 sport after football, both as a spectator and participant sport. Here in Britain it’s the no. 2 sport played by teenagers, according to the Dept for Culture, Media and Sport. Surprising then that UK Sport cut funding to basketball because it was unlikely to produce any medals at Rio 2016 […]

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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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