Welcome to South London, new students of 2017! Now you’ve packed up your room at home, learnt how to navigate the tubes (sort of) and are getting ready to start your first lectures, it’s time to familiarise yourself with the local area. If you feel like London is a bit of an enigma, allow us to help you out. This list will help you find hidden gems that will become as much a part of your University experience as jagerbombs and all-nighter library sessions. Expect bars, hangover breakfasts and takeaways that might help you feel more grounded in the big city, and save some money with a South London Club card.
Ah the silver screen! Romance, drama, comedy, horror, sci-fi - we've all got different tastes. Some of us like watching movies at home, curled up on the sofa with loved ones, or on our own, becoming absorbed in a world away from ourselves, that's cool, we understand. A lot of us though, we love going to the cinema, to see films in a special setting, and to make an evening of it. What do independent cinemas have over, say, your Odeons? Let's just tell it straight - character. These places are unique on the inside and out, and if you're going on a date, then surely it's better to go somewhere a little different, rather than the flat-pack, business park cinemas littered all over the country. Anyway, we thought it would be nice to compile a list of the 10 independent cinemas in South London. Before you moan at us for not including Picturehouse, they're owned by Cineworld and have been since 2012, so they're no longer independent in our eyes.