The Mayor of Lewisham has selected Curzon cinemas as the Council's preferred bidder for the redevelopment of Ladywell Playtower.
Of the four proposals shortlisted to restore the building, the Curzon plan was ranked joint-first by Council officers alongside a rival cinema scheme from Picturehouse
That notorious night of the year is once again approaching...Bonfire night, The 5th of November, or Guy Fawkes' night, has plenty in store for us this year with captivating firework displays set to light up the sky all across the city. Check out our list of the fabulous displays happening south of the river and order your tickets quickly so you don't miss out!
As you all are very much aware by now, we’re pretty big on South London and we’re not afraid to say it. It’s unquestionably the most relevant part of the capital with the most interest places, monuments and people. Today we’re going to dive into an area that could reasonably lay claim to be the ‘capital’ of the South London (although Brixton, Greenwich & Lewisham would also have a solid case). Peckham may have suffered from an unfair reputation in the past, but today the town is a vibrant and elegant place to spend your day.
Greenwich Park is one of the most unquestionably beautiful spots in all of South London. So beautiful that you guys actually voted it the best park in South London when we asked you a couple of months back. Every park needs an attraction and the Old Royal naval college is indisputably the architectural centrepiece of the Greenwich Park area. It has been described as the ‘finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles’.
A good high streets is often representative of its surrounding area. In the metropolis that is London, we see high streets everywhere. Some distinct, some not so distinct. When a high street is good though, it can easily be enough to encourage people to live in that area, or for locals to frequent it far more than they would normally to socialise or shop around. Here's a list of 7 of our favourite high streets in South London that we think are worth mentioning for their combination of: long history, architecture, community buzz, cultural standing, and...of course...their amazing independent businesses!
What do Goblins, Vampires, masquerades, and an infinite supply of Pumpkins have in common? The strangest of our annual celebrations, linking us with our fears of the occult and our wonder of the supernatural, Halloween is definitely a rogue when compared to other annual celebrations! We dress up and roam the streets under the moonlight, seeking to frighten our fellow citizens out of their wits, then politely ask for their sweets...An obscure tradition. But a tradition none the less. If you're left wondering what to do on Halloween this year in South London, look no further. We’ve picked out some of the best things to do to get spooked and make you wish you hadn’t left home...
Peckham has its fair share of places to go out and eat. Rye Lane is peppered with eateries of all different styles and cuisines, so there is no shortage of variety, no quality. Check out our current pick of 6 great place to eat in Peckham, and try not to salivate too much at all of the mouth-watering offerings!
Croydon is really unlike any other part of south London. Firstly, some of you reading this may not even consider Croydon to be a part of London, the debate over where Croydon is has been a matter of fierce debate for decades. The strange Cristiano Ronaldo postcode (CR) coupled with the fact that there are trams there really separates Croydon from the rest of the southern part of the capital.
South London has always been known for having a strong culture in the creative arts. From famous musicians and songwriters through to artists and architects, the creative arts sector has always been strongly supported in South London since time anon. None of this could be possible if it wasn’t for the great support that the sector has had through various institutions. Not least of these are the vast array of independent art galleries that exist all over the area, that help to promote and showcase work of artists living in South London. We happen to know quite a few of these, and thought it good to share with you some of them to check out if you are into buying art or are an artist and are looking for the perfect place to showcase and sell some of your work...