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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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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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Nunhead Reservoir – An Asset of Community Value

As London’s population expanded in Victorian times the need for clean water was paramount and the passing of the Metropolis Water Act in 1852 made provision for this. Various private companies developed the infrastructure and in 1875 The Southwark & Vauxhall Water Company constructed the Nunhead covered reservoirs next to Nunhead Cemetery. Thames Water took […]

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The Fan Museum – Greenwich

One of the great things about London is its museums. Everyone knows about the famous ones that are on the main tourist trail, but we also have dozens of small and lesser-known museums, dedicated to more specialist and unusual themes. A great example of this is The Fan Museum in Greenwich, which showcases fans dating […]

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Greenwich Top 5 ‘Must-Sees’

Living in London, you often find yourself becoming a tour guide as friends and family visit, and what better place in south London for a great day out is there than Greenwich. The historic buildings, the views, the museums and the riverside pubs all add up to a winning combination that never fails to impress. […]

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2015-16 South London Football Preview

The Ashes are still in progress at the time of writing, but it seems like England are trying to get the series done and dusted before the football season starts!  2015-16 sees South London with a team in each division of the professional leagues and here we look at their prospects. Wimbledon – League 2 […]

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Olympic Studios, Barnes

Fabulous Cinema in South West London I’ve found my new favourite cinema, in fact it’s in one of my favourite parts of town. Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll ever be able to afford to live there, its in Barnes, so, yeah. If you haven’t visited this leafy corner of south west London I urge you […]

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Scotch and Soda at London Wonderground

Well I think I’ve found out who’s responsible for the prosecco shortage,and it’s not who you might expect. Empty bottles of the stuff are used in abundance in just a few of the many awe inspiring stunts from the crazy lot behind Scotch and Soda. Walking across the top of opened bottles, no problem! Don’t […]

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Theatre Review: Buckets @ The Orange Tree

Buckets by Adam Barnard: The Orange Tree Theatre (Richmond) Directed by: Rania Jamaily Running until: 27th June For those who know and love it The Orange Tree in Richmond is SW’s best kept theatrical secret. Established in 1971 above a pub it has been operating since the 90s in its current home, purpose built in […]

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