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Buster Mantis – Deptford

Underneath the railway arches by Deptford station lies Buster Mantis, the latest in a growing number of bar/cafes popping up around Deptford station. Named after the first Jamaican Prime Minister Sir Alexander Bustamante (one to remember for the obscure general knowledge pub quiz round), everything from the comprehensive cocktail list to the bar snacks is […]

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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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Tessa Cook – Co Founder of OLIO

We spoke to Tessa Cook, co founder of OLIO and “mum on a mission” to help tackle food waste in the UK Tell us about OLIO and how the idea came about? My co-founder Saasha and I believe passionately that good food should be eaten and not thrown away. It sounds obvious, but the difficult […]

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Lloyd ‘Lightning Bolt’ Ellett – Boxer

A lightning bolt has struck South London recently in the form of professional boxer Lloyd ‘Lightning Bolt’ Ellett. The 28-year-old pugilist has swapped Brighton for Brixton in a bid to further his promising boxing career. The Sussex-turned-South London sports star traded the coast for the city in order to be closer to his place of […]

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Paul Breen The Charlton Men

Paul Breen – Author

Paul Breen is an Irish author living in London and recently had his first work of fiction published by Thames River Press. His book is entitled The Charlton Men, and is set in the aftermath of the 2011 London riots, the story follows two “Charlton Men” as their lives become intertwined with the fortunes of their […]

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Duncan Sambrook – Sambrook’s Brewery

What inspired Duncan Sambrook to give up the security of his Deloitte accountancy job for the dream of brewing beer?  Back in 2006 when the idea seed was planted there was barely a brewery left in London, something Duncan wanted to, and did, eventually in change.  In 2008 Sambrook’s Brewery was born and have gone […]

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Max Rush – Photographer

Max Rush is a photographer and pianist who lives in Herne Hill and has taken his local park, Brockwell, as a subject for much of his work.  He is currently a finalist in the International Garden Photographer of the Year, the exhibition of which is at Kew Gardens until the end of March. 1.How did […]

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Anne Fairbrother – Owner of Cornercopia

    Anne Fairbrother moved to South London over 20 years ago and hasn’t looked back since.  Having been made redundant a shop come restaurant, Cornercopia, was born out of curiosity and ambition to seize an opportunity to create jobs for both herself, her partner and other local people.  Read on to find out more […]

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Tristan Scutt – Little Nan’s Bar

Deptford resident and the man behind ‘Little Nans Bar’, Tristan Scutt talks to the South London Blog about how the idea came about and why he loves living in South East London.  Venture to this secret bar to enjoy cocktails in teapots at vintage prices! 1.Did you grow up or ‘end up’ in Deptford? I […]

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