It’s more than three and a half years since Herne Hill was devastated by a ...
Our guest blogger, Nancy Williams, went to Brixton for the opening of a new Thai ...
The pub trade generally has gone through a difficult period in recent years, but 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 […]
Now an up-market part of London, with an abundance of million pound housing, Butlers Wharf was once a thriving centre for the tea trade and boats from the east docked here with their cargos. The area is personified by its cobbled streets and characterful buildings owing to its history. It’s quieter than nearby London Bridge […]
The new one-week festival will take place from 25th March– 1st April 2017 West Norwood is set to host to its first ever Free Film Festival from 25th March – 1st April 2017. Featuring cult classics, art house favourites and new releases, the volunteer-run festival will take place in an eclectic mix of venues across […]
This neighbourhood Italian does a good job of serving great pizza to hungry locals. Operating as both a sit in restaurant and takeaway, numerous pizza lovers were popping in to collect theirs during our visit. No doubt it’s convenient location, close to Balham station, helping this. We started with a mixed anti pasti board, which […]
Last week we were kindly invited to sample the ‘Valentine’s’ menu at Ben’s Canteen so we asked our new guest blogger, Nancy Williams, to give it a try – here’s what she found: “Ben’s Canteen is a great little neighbourhood restaurant just down the road from Clapham Junction Station and they’re offering a Valentine’s menu […]
This is the fourth in our occasional series of articles about blue plaques of famous (and not-so-famous) people who lived in south London and the stories behind them. Sir Ernest Shackleton 1874-1922 Shackleton was a polar explorer who led four expeditions to the South Pole in the early years of the 20th century. In the […]
Borough Market is one of the treasures of south London and now firmly on the tourist trail. The best time to go these days is during the week, say Thursday, as Saturday is now heaving and Friday is not far off either. Apart from the amazing butchers, fishmongers, fruit ‘n veg and other speciality food […]
South London Blog is officially four years old – hurray!! During that time we’ve managed to go on a pretty decent gastronomic tour of south London – we may not have been to every district south of the river, but we’ve had a good try! SLB went to the Begging Bowl, on Peckham’s Bellenden Road, […]
Last Sunday we went to try and resolve our hangovers by checking out the ‘Recovery Brunch’ at The Clapham North Pub (no points for guessing where it is!). If you know the pub, you’ll know how good the food is, so we were keen to try out the brunch. When we arrived we were offered […]
Last Friday we went to Brick & Liquor in Tooting. It’s a small cocktail bar set up by two guys who have a history of running successful bars/restaurants in central London. After some deliberation about where to open their very own bar, they landed on the up and coming area of Tooting, as they felt […]