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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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Five Blue Plaques – Part 4

This is the fourth in our occasional series of articles about blue plaques of famous (and not-so-famous) people who lived in south London and the stories behind them. Sir Ernest Shackleton 1874-1922 Shackleton was a polar explorer who led four expeditions to the South Pole in the early years of the 20th century. In the […]

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South London Street Art Top 5 of 2016

You’ve probably noticed that we love street art at SLB, particularly if you follow us on Twitter or Instagram. More or less every week we post a photo of a mural or occasionally a sculpture and by the response we get its obvious that you, our readers and followers, are just as keen as we […]

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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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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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Top 5 Bars in Waterloo

I love the Waterloo area, and in particular The Cut. You get a real mix of people here in the evenings, from the after-workers, the locals, the guests at the numerous hotels in the area, to the pre and post-theatre crowd. Having worked in the area for some time, I’ve personally road-tested anywhere that’s worth […]

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The Top 5 Housing Developments in South London

There’s no doubt the no.1 issue in London is housing – basically there’s just not enough of it. This year’s mayoral election will no doubt see a raft of promises including stepping up the building programme. Meanwhile we take a look at what’s actually happening on the ground in South London’s biggest housing programmes. Nine […]

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Top 5 Murals of 2015

Each week in 2015 we’ve featured a ‘Mural of the Week’ on Twitter, and more recently on Instagram, which has proved to be very popular with our followers. When we first started the weekly mural back in January I wasn’t sure if there be enough to fill up the whole year – little did I […]

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5 Transport Scemes We’d Like to See – Update

Here’s an update on our article from last year where we looked at the five most talked about transport schemes in South London. The Bakerloo Line Extension   Over 15,000 people responded to the consultation last year – 95% in favour of extending the line to Lewisham and possibly beyond to Hayes on existing rail lines. […]

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