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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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South London Transport Updates Pt.2

In Part 1 we reviewed the current state of play of Thameslink, the Bakerloo extension and cycle routes. In the second part of our review of transport developments in south London, we look at the prospects for Crossrail 2 and river crossings in south-east London amongst other projects. Northern Line Extension Build enough housing and […]

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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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Brockley Max Arts Festival 2017

South London’s Community Festivals continue to grow each year. What started out as small-scale localised events have mushroomed into huge programmes of arts and entertainment spanning two weeks or more and covering wider and wider areas. Following the recent Wandsworth Arts Fringe and the Dulwich Festival comes Brockley Max from 2nd to 10th June. Brockley […]

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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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Things to Do in February in South London

  Stage The Vault Festival takes place in the Vaults beneath Waterloo Station and is an eclectic mix of performance, from cabaret and comedy to dance and drama. The mission is to encourage new and up-and-coming talent and present innovative and challenging productions. Vault has really grown from its birth in 2012 and now hosts […]

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Happy 2015 from South London Blog

From all of us at SLB we wish you a very happy New Year. London is the best city in the world to live and work in and it goes without saying that we especially love our part of the city, south of the river. SLB has grown and grown over the past two years […]

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