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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…

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.

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. 

Your Ultimate Guide to South London's Festival Season

Your Ultimate Guide to South London's Festival Season

It might not seem like it, but festival season is right around the corner - literally. This year in South London we have the pleasure of hosting some of the UK's best festivals - from the friendly old faces to...

Vote for Lambeth's Best Independent Pizza

Vote for Lambeth's Best Independent Pizza

The Lambeth borough is home to some of the best pizzas in London, tried and tested we want to hear from you. Let us know who you’re shipping in the battle of the bases, the clash of the cornichon, the meeting of the mozzarella, the skirmish of the salsiccia...

Your ultimate guide to South London's Happy Hours

Your ultimate guide to South London's Happy Hours

Whether you've got that Friday feeling or want to drown those Monday blues - we rosé to the challenge task of scouting out South London's happiest hours, complete with margaritas, porn stars, espresso martinis and more...