South London Transport Updates Pt.1

There’s no money. The end. OK, I exaggerated – but only a bit. If you dig a little into the various transport improvement schemes mooted for south London, there’s a lot of ‘reviewing of business cases’ going on. Expect those reviews to last until we know more about the shape of Brexit. What that will […]

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The Crystal Palace Subway – A Hidden Gem

Even if you’re new to south London, you will have heard of The Crystal Palace, as the name lives on in the park, station, football club and area of Upper Norwood SE19 more commonly known nowadays as Crystal Palace. The famous glass palace, designed by the multi-talented Chatsworth House gardener Joseph Paxton, was originally built […]

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Peckham Levels

In the future no-one will own a car – we’ll just summon up a self-driving cab with a click. So what to do with all those multi-storey car parks? In Peckham we may have the answer – Peckham Levels is the new project to continue the regeneration of Peckham, and car park has become box […]

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Wine & Dine Event at Village East, Bermondsey St

It was a pleasure to return to Village East in Bermondsey Street where we’d been some eighteen months previously for the launch of their breakfast menu.   This time we were at this New York themed brasserie and cocktail bar for a special wine tasting and dining event, hosted by their resident wine guru, the wonderfully […]

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Loughborough Junction – Street Banners, Street Art

Tucked away between Brixton, Camberwell and Herne Hill is an area with an emerging identity of its own – Loughborough Junction. Bearing the name of its very convenient railway station (5 mins to Elephant, 10-12 mins Blackfriars/City), it’s an area criss-crossed by railway tracks and of course railway arches, which are fast becoming an agent […]

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Hixter Bankside

The area of Borough and Bankside is well on its way to becoming a foodie paradise with lots of new restaurants and bars opening, as well as the unique Borough Market. We went for Sunday lunch at Hixter Bankside, one of chef Mark Hix’s stable of restaurants in London. I say lunch, it was close […]

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Mc & Sons Irish Pub + Thai Kitchen – Southwark

Many say Irish hospitality is the finest in the world and after our visit to Mc & Sons, a new Irish pub in Union Street Southwark, I can’t argue with that. We were invited to the press night of this new opening; I say press night, but it seemed that quite a lot of south […]

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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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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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