12 Battersea Exercise Classes Guaranteed to Shake Up your Workout

12 Battersea Exercise Classes Guaranteed to Shake Up your Workout

Right. So. Summer. It’s here, and so is the tidal wave of get-fit-quick schemes, the phrase ‘beach body’ is being batted around endlessly and sometimes when the sunny days roll around you can feel more like you’re in a pressure cooker than an island paradise. Well, we’re not here for that...

However, no one can deny that shrugging off that winter hibernation can be a bit of a struggle and you might be looking for constructive ways to charge all that new energy you’ve got from the longer days and the warmer temperatures. So we’ve done a round-up of all the new and exciting ways to get active right now in Battersea. There’s plenty of exciting stuff going on, whether you’re looking to mellow out, limber up or shed a few unwanted pounds in a way that is sustainable and keeps you sane. So have a little scroll and give a couple a go because it really will feel worth it, even if it’s just to hit the fancy showers at the end...

Your Ultimate Guide to Southwark's Best Pizzas

Your Ultimate Guide to Southwark's Best Pizzas

Southwark is the latest borough to be covered in the South London Club's quest to bring you South London's finest pizza. The choice in Southeast is pretty mind blowing, with most plumping for the traditional Neopolitan sourdough base with its trademark pillowy cornichon, tangy flavour and fresh, Italian toppings. But we've also featured a couple of fantastic gluten free options, some Roman style, thin and crispy offerings and one totally vegan, superfood charged outlet that's guaranteed to set tongues wagging and mouths watering. Enjoy...

Local Business Champion: Jane Martin

Local Business Champion: Jane Martin

Meet Jane Martin: Crofton Park’s local legend; Mother; Patron of independent business; Deputy Director of Brockley Max; blogger; passionate Remainer and the woman behind @JaneCanDoSE4. This August will mark her thirtieth year living in Crofton Park and she’s easy to spot when I arrive for our meeting at Parlez in Brockley. She’s the one chatting to just about everyone in the café. It’s a beautiful sunny day and we take a seat outside, it really is Jane in her natural habitat: a bright and breezy Southeast London parade, waxing lyrical about her love of all things local…

The Best Curries in Brockley & Crofton Park

The Best Curries in Brockley & Crofton Park

As an area, Brockley & Crofton Park has an inordinate number of incredible curry offerings per square foot. Seriously, they should be listed as local amenities by Real Estates. Regional delicacies hailing from the Himalayan foothills, the Malaysian Peninsula, from the Pakistani plains to the beaches of Goa, Brockley’s got just about anything you could think of to spice up your weekly takeaway…

7 Best Balham Brunch Spots

7 Best Balham Brunch Spots

Balham's brunch offerings are, frankly, astounding. You really are spoilt for choice when it comes to your Sunday dose of sourdough and poached eggs - and if you're looking for somewhere to spice it up a bit there are plenty of unexplored avenues and hidden gems for you to sample. Indulge in bottomless bonanzas, let your creativity roam free at a naked brunch or be transported to the likes of Morocco, Mexico and Southern Spain - it's all right here, in Balham.

5 great Putney beer gardens to check out this Summer

5 great Putney beer gardens to check out this Summer

As the sun finally begins to show its face, we’re bringing you a list of the best spots to don your sunnies, slap on the suncream and settle in for an afternoon of cold ones in the London sunshine. From riverside sundowners to boozy lunches on the terrace, Putney’s got an exciting little assortment of al fresco possibilities and we’ve rounded them up just in time for the Bank Holiday.

We Love Cheese Festival comes to Deptford

We Love Cheese Festival comes to Deptford

CALLING ALL CHEESE LOVERS!

You better brie-lieve it! London's cheesiest celebration, We Love Cheese, is crossing the river this weekend, setting up shop in Deptford Market Yard on Saturday, the 5th of May. 

A brief history of Shakespeare's Globe

A brief history of Shakespeare's Globe

In sinful Southwark, where we lay our scene…

There is a lot to celebrate at Shakespeare’s Globe right now. Monday was annual Shakespeare’s day, while Wednesday saw opening night of new artistic director Michelle Terry’s first major production at the theatre’s helm. She also happens to be performing. As the lead. It’s Hamlet. 

As a space it is deeply resonant with the historic trials and tribulations of inner city living, and has provided escape and wonder to those enclosed in its wooden walls. It therefore seems fitting to take a little journey into its story, and the dedicated and brave characters that have sustained it as a resource for looking at the world differently, from inside the Globe.

An evening with The Hummingbird's Nectar

An evening with The Hummingbird's Nectar

Inspired by their origins (Kem and Rebiye are Turkish Cypriot, and Tyron is Turkish-Caribbean) they wanted to bring a taste of the home cooking they grew up with, the food of their roots, to a wider audience. As Kem put it: “I realised that I had two chefs and no kitchen.” It was with this realisation that the 'Back To Our Roots' pop-up was born. Its West Indies inspired incarnation ‘The Hummbingbird's Nectar’ first came to Hither Green late last year and has proved hugely popular. It’s a definitively family affair...

South London's Best Independent Record Stores

South London's Best Independent Record Stores

The music industry has been profoundly changed by multinationals, the internet and online streaming. In a time where we can listen to practically any track we like at the click of a button, it is amazing that independent record shops are able to survive. Yet surviving they are, thriving in fact - with hundreds more being opened in the past five years. This is a testament to community and Record Store Day is an annual celebration of this unique and global culture. We've compiled a list below of South London's best-loved independent music spots, and whether they're participating in Record Store Day.