History

Greenwich Meridian: A Brief History of Time and Space

Greenwich Meridian: A Brief History of Time and Space

As the clocks go back and the sun sets on one of the greatest cosmological minds in history, Stephen Hawking, it seems especially timely to explore one of South London’s greatest landmarks: the Prime Meridian at Greenwich, one of the most...

Wandsworth on Screen: 13 Films you didn't know were shot in the Borough

Wandsworth on Screen: 13 Films you didn't know were shot in the Borough


Wandsworth’s coming up in the world, the film world that is. It has been estimated that the borough is host to 10,000 days of filming a year - accounting for 1 in every 10 films made in London as a whole. We’ve compiled a list of some of the iconic movies that were made in part in the borough, and some are guaranteed to surprise you...

Ode to South - South London in songs over the years

Ode to South - South London in songs over the years

As you may have noticed, it's pretty much our mission to help you guys feel inspired about living in South London. The list below is no exception, five songs that take South as their muse - beautiful, bittersweet and with more to them that you might have thought... 

A Brief History of The Lewisham Borough

A Brief History of The Lewisham Borough

Ever wondered who the first people to settle in Lewisham were? Or why Ladywell is called Ladywell? Look no further. We've gone on a brief but intense look back in time to unveil some of the earliest facts about Lewisham and how the borough came into existence...

The History of Manze's Pie & Mash

The History of Manze's Pie & Mash

Predictably for a dish with such proud British lineage, there is some debate over the history of pie and mash, where it began and with whom, but it is well known that M. Manze...

A brief history of Bon Marché

A brief history of Bon Marché

Brixton was at the epicentre of the department store’s rise in Victorian Britain. BHS was born in Brixton and Marks & Spencer's had its first London branch there, a penny store in the railway arches. The history of Bon Marche is a little more glamorous...

A Brief History of the Catford Broadway Theatre

A Brief History of the Catford Broadway Theatre

With the gradual, yet steady closing-down of local cinemas and theatres that has been happening in Britain for decades, we thought it a good idea to use our platform to pay homage to one of the oldest theatres in South London that has survived this unfortunate decline in entertainment venues, and continues to showcase cutting edge theatre and events to this day....