Catford is not an area we’ve ever covered in the four years of South London ...
Our guest blogger, Sam, went along to Borough Market to taste some ice cream for ...
I’ve been to a lot of restaurants and bars in London and around the world, ...
We were recently invited along to the Coach & Horses pub to try out their renowned pizzas. The pub is located where Acre Lane meets Clapham Park Road so easily reached whether you are based in Brixton or Clapham. It is a pretty decent sized pub with a classic feel to it, with the bar […]
Railway arches are so typically South London. The sheer density of the rail network and the lie of the land means the whole area is criss-crossed by these Victorian brick arches. Once they were a home to dodgy car repair firms or industrial storage – now they’re becoming agents of regeneration (or even gentrification, as […]
Spike + Earl is an all-day café that has just opened in the former Southwark Town Hall on Peckham Road, Camberwell. The café is a new venture from the owners of The Old Spike Roastery in Peckham Rye and, like its counterpart, is a social enterprise. The business tackles homelessness by training and employing homeless […]
On Saturday evening we headed over to Deptford to visit Festa sul Prato. Thanks to my Italian heritage I can tell you this translates to ‘feast on the meadow’. True to its name, this beautiful restaurant/café is based in Folkestone Gardens, just round the corner from Deptford Park. It truly is a lovely setting and […]
I’ve never been to New Orleans, Louisiana (or NOLA, to use its acronym) but it’s a city that holds a lot of fascination because of its music, its culture and, of course, its food. So, we were delighted to be invited to a bloggers’ event at The King & Co pub in Clapham to taste […]
If you’re a regular reader or follower you’ll know that SLB takes a keen interest in street art. There’s been something of an explosion of street art in south London in the past few years with areas such as East Dulwich, Peckham, Brixton, Tooting, Brockley and the South Bank displaying the work of both local […]
It’s more than three and a half years since Herne Hill was devastated by a flood caused by a burst water main. Businesses took months to recover, in some cases years, while others simply never re-appeared (see our article of December 2013). The Half Moon Pub was probably the worst affected of all and it […]
Our guest blogger, Nancy Williams, went to Brixton for the opening of a new Thai restaurant – here’s her review: “Rosa’s Thai Café, a small collection of restaurants across London, has just opened a new branch on Atlantic Road in Brixton. Rosa’s offers classic Thai dishes but focuses on sourcing ingredients locally. The menu is […]
The pub trade generally has gone through a difficult period in recent years, but in south London there is definitely a resurgence of the great British pub. The Three Cheers Pub Co. is a small group of pubs based in south London that we discovered when we had a great evening at The Rosendale in […]
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 […]