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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...

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...

A Taste Of South America In South London

A Taste Of South America In South London

Living in the concrete jungle of London, we think the vibe of the vivacious South Americas is a welcome addition to everyone’s lives. Where better to start than their delicious cuisine? South American cuisine is all about Churrasco (grilled meats), succulent steaks, black bean stews and sensational empanadas.  Not forgetting their love for finely mixed cocktails, because finding a fantastic Caipirinha in London is something everyone needs to do. Whilst South American cuisine hasn’t gained the widespread attention like other cuisines just yet, we think it is coming up in a big way! So, with this list of our 10 favourite spots, when going out for a Brazilian becomes the new Italian, you’ll know all the best places to go.

12 Steps To A Well Decorated South London Home

12 Steps To A Well Decorated South London Home

When you were first handed the keys to your home you had visions of a perfectly executed interior design that wouldn't look out of place in a showroom. Instead, you've managed to accumulate random pieces of furniture and decorations that somehow make up the patchwork of where you now live and you think it is time for a change. Maybe you want a full-scale renovation and need the full works, or maybe you want to change up the colour scheme with fresh carpet and blinds. Or perhaps you just want a new piece to add charm and sophistication to your indoor vista. Whatever you want or whatever your style, you don't have to trek to IKEA to look at the same old items and get insanely stressed in the process. South London's independent shops are here to help you create the home of your dreams.

6 Places For Dinner And Drinks In Clapham And Battersea

6 Places For Dinner And Drinks In Clapham And Battersea

As you probably know, getting dinner and a drink can go one of two ways. You either want a takeaway pizza and a bottle of cheap wine in front of Netflix, or you want

11 Best Butchers In South London

11 Best Butchers In South London

For a foodstuff that makes up a very large part of the diet of a large proportion of the the great people of South London, we don't seem to take much care in the quality of the meat we eat. We're happy to go to the supermarket and buy the pre-packaged meat on the shelves because it's more convenient, and we're not going to damn you for doing it, a lot of the time you've just come home from work and haven't got any food in your fridge. However, we would certainly encourage you to make an effort in purchasing meat of a higher quality as the taste and flavour will certainly make it worthwhile. Butchery is an ancient trade and though almost all large supermarkets will have a butcher in their premises, independent butchers are a great way of supporting the local economy. If you're not sure of where to look for your new local independent butcher, we're here to help you with our list of the 11 best butchers in South London.

10 Power Stations of South London

10 Power Stations of South London

Ask many of the older members of the South London community and they will tell you that pollution, particularly smog, used to be a fact of life in the area - and that could probably have been said for the rest of London at that time. To give you an idea of the scale, from 1933-1978 there were 9 fossil-fuel burning power stations alone operating in what constitutes as South London today, and 11 north of the river as well for most of that period - that's also not counting the large number in surrounding counties like Kent. When one looks at figures like that, it's hardly surprising that events like the Great Smog of London in 1952 occurred. All but one of those South London power stations were decommissioned during a period between 70s to the early 80s, and only some of the buildings are still standing. These structures, however, were quite stark and significant, and though not all of them were quite as massive as Battersea, they still stood out on the skyline. We're interested in telling the story of South London, and many of you will remember these power stations, while some of you might not even know that these power stations were there. So, here it is, a list of the 10 power stations of South London. 

11 Best Independent Galleries in South London

11 Best Independent Galleries in South London

It may come as something of a surprise to some of you, but art does not have to be in a ginormous, grandiose space in order to be good. In fact, art doesn't have to be anything to be good, you know why? Cos it's all subjective! Art is a matter of taste and taste should be utterly personal, though if we're going to be truthful, that isn't entirely the case. Just like wine and music, it's what you like that matters - not what people tell you to like. Just because something is expensive, and it's by a famous name does not make it good. If you want some art that you like, go find some art you like, and a really good way of doing that is by visiting independent galleries. Just like independent theatres, it's a great place to find emerging artists who haven't necessarily been annointed by wealthy backers, and have had to work their damn socks off even to get in these small galleries. To give you a head start, we've brought together a list of what we, and stress that we part, think are the 11 best independent galleries in South London.

A-Z Independent Breweries Of South London

A-Z Independent Breweries Of South London

If there’s one thing that London does well it’s beer. And ale. And stout. Microbreweries and taprooms are sprinkled across the whole of south London. Readers will likely be familiar with stalwarts Meantime and Late Knights but what about Earth Ale or Hop Stuff? For all out beer geekery head down to The Beer Shop in Nunhead or Hop Burns and Black in East Dulwich which both stock some of the best beers you’ll find this side of the Thames. There are new microbreweries popping up all the time so this is not a definitive list. However we’d love to hear from you on social media if there are any that others that you love or would recommend.

18 Outdoor Cinema Venues in South London

18 Outdoor Cinema Venues in South London

Going to the pictures in South London has, traditionally, been a rainy-day activity, however, slowly but surely, this perception is being chiselled away. How? Well, after much consultation with scientists it has been discovered that projecting a moving image upon a large screen outside can also be done in the UK. Due to the fickle weather of this country however, this activity is only really doable during the summer months and, thankfully, the kind, handsome, and talented residents of South London are spoilt for choice with regards to venues. We love you guys, and we love films, so to show you our love we’ve compiled what we think is a pretty exhaustive alphabetical guide to 18 outdoor cinema venues in South London. Enjoy.