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.
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...
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.
Wine has been enjoyed as early as 7000 BC and has never gone out of style, remaining the most popular alcoholic drink in the UK. You can choose between Red, Rosé, White or Sparkling and all of these can be enjoyed in different ways. Sure, you can still grab a cheap bottle from the off license, but it will never be the same as enjoying a cold glass of extra special wine in the bustling streets of London. Wine also complements food better than any other beverage, making it a popular choice amongst restaurant goers. Sure, Britain might not be the host of fantastic vineyards like those in France and New Zealand, but we are good at collecting the best from all over the world and putting it in one place for you to enjoy. We’ve done something similar here, collecting the best spots to enjoy these wines from all over South London and put them all in one place, this blog.
As the ‘Putney Pusher’ (the runner caught on camera pushing a woman into the path of an oncoming bus) dominates Putney headlines, we thought it was about time we turned to something more positive. That is, the three official blue plaques of Putney. What this list lacks in quantity it makes up for in quality, as there are a few interesting characters here. So let’s begin our tour of the blue plaques of Putney…
Beer shops are actually quite an old thing, though it might not feel that way. Having gone through something of a lull, plenty of beer shops have been opening up all over London in recent years off the back of the surging craft beer scene. As we all know, and we as showed in our A-Z, South London is home to the best craft breweries in all of London - and the presence of these breweries has led to the opening of some fantastic beer shops. Beer shop operate in a very similar manner to wine sellers, and they are wonderful places to just browse - you know, just stand around looking at stuff you might buy. If you haven't got into the craze that is figuratively sweeping South London, we think it's about time that you did, so to help you get going here is our list of the 14 best beer shops in South London.
We read a statistic last year that said, in 2016, 14% of English footballers in the Premier League were from South London. That got us thinking, who are the best players from South London? Then we thought, what if we were to assemble a team of the greatest players to come from the wondrous land of South London? South London being defined as any London Borough south of the River Thames. Now, for fairness, to define a player from South London, we thought we would include both players born in South London and players brought up in South London. So this means if a player was both in South London, they are from South London and if they were born away from South London, but brought up in South London, then they are also from South London. So there are players in this list who were born in South London, but brought up elsewhere, and also players born outside South London, but brought up here. We should stress that this is our XI, and you have every right to disagree with it. If you do, as is very likely, we would welcome your suggestions to players who should be included. Anyway, here it is, our all-time South London XI
We love a bit of yoga at South London Club, and we're very sure that a good number of you do too. First things first, forget about yoga in a crowded, sweaty studio. Just simply forget about it. It's summer, and why should you be inside when you could be out in the big wide world, in the fresh air, enjoying alfresco back-to-basics yoga in a scenic corner of South London, rejuvenating your body and mind. For those of you who don't practice yoga, imagine this list without the "yoga practice", for you this is just a list of 8 scenic sport in South London. Really though, it is a list of 8 scenic spots for yoga practice in South London.
Do you enjoy the bright lights, breathtaking music and awe-inspiring sights of a great theatrical production?Independent theatres, however, range greatly in size, type and frequency of events/performances. Some are large, with famous actors and playwrights vying for artistic prestige in purpose-built theatres to audiences of up to around 1,000 people, while others take the form of a church hall or community building that is transformed into a set for young, developing actors, performers and writers To make things easy, here’s our list of the best 22 independent theatres in South London.