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...
Streatham has come a long way since its high street was named the worst in Britain in 2002 and we think part of that is to do with the exceptional food establishments that have opened up. With Indian, Chinese, Tapas, Pizza and classic British food all on offer, there is nothing that Streatham hasn't got covered. We think it is about time you got out there and tried it all so we've compiled a handy list of 9 spots where you are guaranteed to have a delicious meal. And it's all right on your doorstep.
There is no better way to soak up the atmosphere and culture of a city than listening to some exciting live music in good company. But live music isn’t limited to enthusiastic tourists. It is always fun to listen to some new local talent and relax in a spot serving great food and drink. Which is why we’ve compiled this list of our favourite local live music venues in South London.
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.
Whilst we wouldn’t change them for the world, taking on a pet can be a big responsibility. Juggling caring for a pet around work, family and a social life can be tough, especially when you’re living in the city. Luckily, we’re here to make treating your cherished companions like royalty easy! Pet shops, dog walkers, groomers and Vets are spread all over South London, it’s just about finding the right ones. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you and have over 10 independent businesses here worth checking out.
A good slice of cake. The cornerstone of elevensies, four o’clock munchies and…well, any time of day really. Usually served with a tea or coffee, having some cake has become almost a ritual in Britain and South London isn’t short on offers. We all deserve to indulge in something sweet from time to time, far away from those people who recite ‘a moment on the lips…’. We won’t finish it. This is a cake-lover safe space. This is a list of our favourite places to sit with a wonderful slice of cake and a hot drink, watching the world go by.
With Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services becoming the go-to platforms to listen to music, it is easy to feel a little more isolated in your musical pursuits than you might have been a few years ago. But the music community is still thriving in South London and is waiting for you to jump right in, browse some records, get involved in musical debates or even learn an instrument. Maybe you just want to get some insider knowledge to get better at pub quizzes. Whatever direction you want to go in, we're sure the places on this list will help you get there!
In the second article of this series explaining the story behind the names of areas of South London, we are going to be talking about the London Borough of Lambeth. In the last article we used the wards of Lewisham borough because they were largely relevant to the common names of the areas of the boroughs, the same cannot be said of Lambeth. In this instance we're going to be talking about the districts of the borough, and maybe one or two wards. Maybe. As was the case in the last article, we have not included any names that we could not find an explanation for.