Did you see the ‘fatberg‘ on TV recently? Disgusting wasn’t it, but somehow strangely fascinating. ...
The Caribbean is a melting pot of many cultures and peoples so it’s no surprise ...
The whole area of Borough SE1 is undergoing rapid change and redevelopment: a new evolving ...
Vegetarians, look away now, Macellaio RC on Northcote Road is strictly for carnivores with the site combining restaurant and butcher. The impressive meat counter greets you upon entry, with the sound of beef being chopped into portions a soundtrack to your evening meal. Recently opened in Battersea with existing outposts in South Kensington, Union Street […]
Totally Thames is a month long celebration of the River Thames, featuring a wide variety of artistic and cultural activities, which has been running in one form or another since 1997. A much expanded programme sees events running the whole month of September in locations from Richmond down to Southend. The vision of the organisers […]
Is there something you always mean to do, but never seem to get round to actually doing? Our editor, Natalie, wrote her own South London ‘To Do’ list when she first started South London Blog, and one of the South London things I’ve never done is take a boat trip up the Thames from central […]
OK, so it’s not actually about Rotherhithe, but famous works of art featuring south London wouldn’t fill much gallery space, so I wanted to tell you about this well-known painting with a local setting that’s been in the news again recently. Samsung have just brought out a new TV called The Frame, which can display […]
No real excuses are needed to pay a visit to Borough Market. It’s enough to wander and look at the produce on display, catching the constantly inviting sights and smells, and market sounds. Even, or maybe especially, when it’s busy from Friday onwards, it has its own special appeal. Choosing five top places can only […]
Despite the fact that we live in a huge and incredibly busy city, it’s not too difficult to get away from it all and almost pretend we’re in the countryside. I’d like to tell you about my favourite bike ride around south-west London that includes Wimbledon Common, Richmond Park and the Thames Path, a ride […]
At South London Blog we like to support independent shops and businesses and we’ve written before about how they are one of the key factors that make an area popular. Here our guest blogger Sam writes about one of his favourite independents, the Riverside Bookshop, near London Bridge. “The London Bridge area has some notable […]
We’d recently been to Catford and had a brilliant evening at Little Nan’s Bar, at the Broadway Theatre, so we were keen to find out what else SE6 has to offer, as it’s an area that’s been somewhat under the radar until recently. We were invited along to a pop-up dining event created by Salters […]
The Society of Graphic Fine Art (SGFA) was founded in 1919 and it promotes fine drawing skills in both traditional and contemporary media. The Society organises events through the year, and we went to their current Biennial exhibition at the lovely Bankside Gallery. Bankside is the Gallery of the Royal Watercolour Society, and the Royal […]
According to recent research, millions of Britons lack even the most basic cooking skills, like how to boil an egg. And only this morning on BBC Breakfast there was a report showing the lack of knowledge children have about the origins of the food they eat; for example, many thought cheese was from a plant. […]