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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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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Slow Boat to Hampton Court – South London from the Thames

Is there something you always mean to do, but never seem to get round to actually doing? Our editor, Natalie, wrote her own South London ‘To Do’ list when she first started South London Blog, and one of the South London things I’ve never done is take a boat trip up the Thames from central […]

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