South London’s FA Cup

This month Crystal Palace are off to Wembley for the FA Cup semi-final against Watford, hoping to reach their second Final. We thought it would be a good moment to look back at ‘South London’s FA Cup’. South London had a significant role in the early history of the FA Cup (see our article on […]

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The Horniman at Hays Pub – London Bridge

The name ‘Horniman’ resonates with south Londoners mainly because of the much-loved museum in Forest Hill. In fact Frederick Horniman, who founded the museum, and his father John, were tea merchants in the Victorian era, setting up their business in London at Hays Wharf, near London Bridge. The ‘Horniman at Hays‘ pub is on the […]

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The Hideaway – Mudibu Sings Otis Redding

Not been to the Hideaway yet? Located close to Streatham Station, this really is south London’s coolest place to hear live Jazz, Soul, Funk and everything in between. We went to see an Otis Redding tribute, Mudibu and the Jezebel Sextet. Otis Redding was one of the main artists on the Stax label, as well […]

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Joanna’s, Crystal Palace

Joanna’s is something of an institution in Crystal Palace. Established by John and Christina Ellner way back in 1978 and now managed by their son, the original concept was an American themed diner, but today it offers a much wider menu which I think is fair to describe as ‘modern British’. Running a restaurant successfully […]

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Gordon Ramsay’s London House, Battersea

We were invited to the re-launch of London House, one of Gordon Ramsay’s fourteen restaurants in the capital, where we enjoyed superior food and drink in a lovely setting. The original concept for London House was a very high end, formal dining experience, but over time it was decided to tone it down and to […]

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More Things We Miss About South London

Our previous post about things we miss in south London proved very popular.  So now it’s time to get all nostalgic again as we look at more of the things that we maybe once enjoyed, but are no longer around. The (Old) Den – New Cross SE14 We start with a football ground – one […]

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South London Blues – Part 3

In the third of our series on blue plaques, we unearth more history on our streets and give you the stories behind the names. Thomas Crapper 1836-1910 On one small street in Anerley we discovered two famous people had occupied houses next to each other, though not quite at the same time. Thomas Crapper was […]

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Upstairs at the Guildford Arms, Greenwich

Greenwich is blessed with a number of great restaurants and gastropubs, and it appears that the opening of Upstairs at The Guildford Arms in November has further bolstered its artillery. Hidden inconspicuously in a residential street a short walk from Greenwich high street, it resembles your traditional local on first impression. However as the name […]

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