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New Look at The Bedford – Balham

The Bedford in Balham has been a much-loved pub and cultural hub for as long as most can remember. Last year it was taken over by the Three Cheers Pub Co – a small chain of well-known pubs in south London, including the Rosendale (West Dulwich), the Tommyfield (Kennington) and the Avalon (Balham). The previous […]

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Kricket – Brixton

Kricket is a bar and restaurant occupying two railway arches on Atlantic Road, Brixton. Originally located round the corner in a shipping container at Pop Brixton, Kricket was founded by chef Will Bowlby and serves Indian food with a twist, based on the chef’s travels in India and the food and flavours he experienced there. […]

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Rosa’s Thai Cafe – Revisited

The original Rosa’s Thai Cafe opened in east London around ten years ago. Over time a few more branches opened and in March last year we went along to the opening night of Rosas Thai Cafe in Brixton. Since then Rosa’s has gone from strength to strength and now comprises fifteen branches around London, including […]

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Llewelyn’s – Herne Hill

After many years as ‘Pullens’, the popular restaurant next to Herne Hill station changed hands last year. The couple who ran the restaurant decided to retire from the business and a new owner took up the reins, refurbishing the interior and re-opening as ‘Llewelyns‘. We’d been intending to try out the new place for some […]

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Awayday in Brighton

South London has most things that anyone could want, but something we haven’t got is the seaside. For as long as chilling out on the beach has been popular, Brighton has been the go-to destination for south Londoners. Here we give you our personal insights into how you can have fun in London-by-the-Sea. Getting There […]

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Five Blue Plaques – Part 5

Part 5 in our occasional series about blue plaques features two of South London’s most famous sons, along with two social campaigners and a composer from Scandinavia. Sir Charles ‘Charlie’ Spencer Chaplin   1889-1976 Born near East Street, Walworth into a family of performers, Charlie Chaplin is possibly the most globally famous south Londoner of all […]

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Feria de Londres – Southbank

I love Spain, and one of my best ever holidays was a tour of Andalucia taking in Seville, Cordoba, Granada and Cadiz. I have fond memories of the many amazing sights we saw and, of course, the many tapas bars we visited. Well, this coming bank holiday weekend, Spain and in particular Andalucia, comes back […]

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Bootenanny – Vintage Clothing Party Night in Camberwell

We may be living in the 21st century, but our fascination with all things 20th century seems to grow all the time. From vinyl records to old furniture, from swing dance to vintage clothing, it seems like we just can’t get enough of the century we left. And vintage clothing sales have become one of […]

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A Summer of Food at Mercato Metropolitano – Borough

Around 18 months ago we went to the opening night of community food market Mercato Metropolitano (MM), Borough. With loads of indoor and outdoor space in this disused paper factory, it was obvious that the place had huge potential, so when were invited along to the launch night of their summer food offer, we were […]

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Hot Topics at Debating London – Vauxhall

Rhetoric – the art of persuasion, or the art of manipulation? It’s a question that perplexed many of the ancient Greeks, including Plato and Aristotle, and is hugely relevant today. Aristotle identified three elements of rhetoric: ethos – the esteem and respect the audience has for the speaker; pathos – the speaker’s appeal to the […]

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