Hot Topics at Debating London – Vauxhall

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 […]

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WeFiFo Dinner Party at Ronnie Murray, Peckham

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 […]

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South London Transport Updates Pt.2

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 […]

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South London Transport Updates Pt.1

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 […]

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The Crystal Palace Subway – A Hidden Gem

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 […]

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Peckham Levels

In the future no-one will own a car – we’ll just summon up a self-driving cab with a click. So what to do with all those multi-storey car parks? In Peckham we may have the answer – Peckham Levels is the new project to continue the regeneration of Peckham, and car park has become box […]

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Wine & Dine Event at Village East, Bermondsey St

It was a pleasure to return to Village East in Bermondsey Street where we’d been some eighteen months previously for the launch of their breakfast menu.   This time we were at this New York themed brasserie and cocktail bar for a special wine tasting and dining event, hosted by their resident wine guru, the wonderfully […]

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Loughborough Junction – Street Banners, Street Art

Tucked away between Brixton, Camberwell and Herne Hill is an area with an emerging identity of its own – Loughborough Junction. Bearing the name of its very convenient railway station (5 mins to Elephant, 10-12 mins Blackfriars/City), it’s an area criss-crossed by railway tracks and of course railway arches, which are fast becoming an agent […]

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Hixter Bankside

The area of Borough and Bankside is well on its way to becoming a foodie paradise with lots of new restaurants and bars opening, as well as the unique Borough Market. We went for Sunday lunch at Hixter Bankside, one of chef Mark Hix’s stable of restaurants in London. I say lunch, it was close […]

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