South East London

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…

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. 

Around the World in 9 Camberwell Meals

Around the World in 9 Camberwell Meals

From Kurdistan to Kyrgyztan, from Italy to Eritrea and just about everywhere inbetween, come with us on a journey through some of Camberwell's most deliciously unusual delights...

Two Spoons: Southeast's most exciting new bar.

Two Spoons: Southeast's most exciting new bar.

A cosy little café by day, we’re here for the night: a showcase of its new list of 10 cocktails inspired by local landmarks and figures. Inside, you could be in Paris with the darkened, intimate atmosphere - almost enough to make you forget that just outside are London’s rainy streets and not a mild, leafy Parisian boulevard. Almost. The new menu is a definitively local affair with one important...

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...

16 Ideas for Mother's Day in South London

16 Ideas for Mother's Day in South London

The time of year is here to show the Mothers just how much they mean to us. So whether you're keeping things traditional with...

Behind The Names: London Borough of Southwark

Behind The Names: London Borough of Southwark

In the third installment of our series explaining the origins of the names of the areas of South London we will be focusing on the great London Borough of Southwark. Along with Lambeth, Lewisham and Greenwich it forms part of what we like to call the 'four shark teeth' of South London. We might have included Wandsworth in that list because it does look a little - actually a lot - like tiger shark tooth. Go on, search the boundaries of Wandsworth and then compare it against a tiger shark tooth. You'll see, you will all see. Anyway, less about fearsome fish and more about the reason behind the names of areas. Southwark is probably the installment we've looking forward to most because of some of the really curious names in the borough, like Denmark Hill or Elephant and Castle - frankly, we really cannot wait to explain it.

A Brief History of Southwark Cathedral

A Brief History of Southwark Cathedral

It might surprise you that Southwark actually has two cathedrals, one Anglican and one Catholic - the other is St. George's Cathedral. It's relatively remarkable that there is only one other Anglican cathedral (St Paul's) and one other Catholic cathedral (Westminster) in the rest of London. Southwark has two cathedrals alone, and it's just a part of London - there are only six other cities in England and Wales where this is also the case: Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Norwich, Portsmouth, and Sheffield. In this instance we're going to be talking about the Anglican Southwark Cathedral