The Crossness Pumping House – Thamesmead

Did you see the ‘fatberg‘ on TV recently? Disgusting wasn’t it, but somehow strangely fascinating. And I really felt for the poor chap they sent down in the sewer to hack it out by hand – not a job many of us would relish! An interesting point in the report was that they couldn’t use […]

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Cottons – New Caribbean Restaurant in Vauxhall

The Caribbean is a melting pot of many cultures and peoples so it’s no surprise that the cuisine of the region reflects this fusion. Here in Britain we tend to experience the cuisine of the Anglophone Caribbean with dishes from Jamaica, Trinidad and Guyana becoming more and more popular. I’m very partial to some nice […]

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Mercato Metropolitano – Sustainable Food Event

The whole area of Borough SE1 is undergoing rapid change and redevelopment: a new evolving area is Borough Triangle aka Newington Triangle, aka SoBo (South of Borough), squeezed into life by the £3 billion development at the Elephant & Castle and the knock-on effect of developments along the road at London Bridge and Borough Market. […]

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Totally Thames Festival featuring Silk River

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 […]

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Slow Boat to Hampton Court – South London from the Thames

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 […]

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Britain Loves this Rotherhithe Painting

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 […]

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Borough Market Top 5

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 […]

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Bike Ride 2 – Common, Park and River

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 […]

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The Riverside Bookshop – London Bridge

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 […]

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