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South London Bike Rides – The Waterlink Way

I’m what you might call a fair-weather cyclist – I don’t commute, don’t ride in bad weather and I don’t like main roads. You’d think that London was not a good place for cyclists like me then, but you’d be wrong. In fact there are miles and miles of cycle routes in south London which […]

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3×3 Basketball at Brixton Rec

Basketball is the world’s no.2 sport after football, both as a spectator and participant sport. Here in Britain it’s the no. 2 sport played by teenagers, according to the Dept for Culture, Media and Sport. Surprising then that UK Sport cut funding to basketball because it was unlikely to produce any medals at Rio 2016 […]

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Play Singles Tennis Leagues in South London

The tennis season is well and truly upon us – you may have been watching some of the action from Roland Garros in Paris where Andy Murray is after his first French Open title – before you know it south London will be the centre of the tennis world again as Wimbledon is not far […]

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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 Big Issue Foundation’s Big Night Walk

One of The Big Issue Foundation’s main fundraisers, The Big Night Walk, is back for it’s 6th year on March 11th.  Participants will walk through London past iconic landmarks and help to raise vital funds for the charity. Starting and finishing at St John’s Church, Waterloo, the 20km route will take in sights including the […]

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Going Ape in Battersea Park

Whilst the 28 other Go Ape centres across the country are set in Forests, Battersea Park represents the first course to open in London, a somewhat more urban setting.  Although the course is still created around a network of trees (and wooden structures), below there is a mini golf course, café and kids playground.  So […]

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Flying Fantastic Aerial Silks

Flying Fantastic Aerial Fitness

The founders of Flying Fantastic got the idea for their Aerial based fitness school after experiencing its popularity in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where there are around 55 such schools in the city centre alone. Bringing this fun and unique way to exercise to London since 2011, Flying Fantastic offer classes in Aerial Silks, Slings, Hoops […]

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