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20 Best Museums For The History Buffs of South London

20 Best Museums For The History Buffs of South London

Museums are a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the history of South London, with many having unique themes to explore! If you’re looking for art galleries, have no fear! We believe these deserve a list of their own. Whether you visit the many historical sites and famous homes or the check out unique histories, we have found 20 of the best museums in South London that will be perfect for your next day out!

A Fascinating Look into Eltham Palace

A Fascinating Look into Eltham Palace

Eltham Palace is one of the most beautiful landmarks in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and has quite an interesting history to go with it! From serving as a childhood home to the great Henry VIII to being home to 1930s philanthropists, we break down the passing owners of Eltham Palace and how it has shaped what the building looks like today.

A Brief History of Dulwich Picture Gallery

A Brief History of Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery is the oldest public art gallery in England, having opened its doors to the public in 1817. As you can expect, the gallery has a rich history that we were keen to dive into. From a cherished friendship to a painting famous for being stolen the most times than any other, here is our brief history of Dulwich Picture Gallery.

9 Historical Landmarks in Greenwich Borough You Have to Visit

9 Historical Landmarks in Greenwich Borough You Have to Visit

Whether its royal history you love or Gothic-style castles that show off the best views of South London, Greenwich can be a great place for any history buff. We’ve done all the hard work for you and put together a list of the 9 most interesting historical landmarks for you to explore in Greenwich borough!

A Brief Inside Look Into Croydon Borough’s History

A Brief Inside Look Into Croydon Borough’s History

Did you know a part of Croydon’s history was behind the inspiration for a Beatles song? Croydon’s humble beginnings into a huge London borough shouldn’t be forgotten, with its rich religious history and musical influences, this blog will dive into what makes Croydon the prominent borough of London it is today!

Greenwich Meridian: A Brief History of Time and Space

Greenwich Meridian: A Brief History of Time and Space

As the clocks go back and the sun sets on one of the greatest cosmological minds in history, Stephen Hawking, it seems especially timely to explore one of South London’s greatest landmarks: the Prime Meridian at Greenwich, one of the most...

Wandsworth on Screen: 13 Films you didn't know were shot in the Borough

Wandsworth on Screen: 13 Films you didn't know were shot in the Borough


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...

Ode to South - South London in songs over the years

Ode to South - South London in songs over the years

As you may have noticed, it's pretty much our mission to help you guys feel inspired about living in South London. The list below is no exception, five songs that take South as their muse - beautiful, bittersweet and with more to them that you might have thought... 

A Brief History of The Lewisham Borough

A Brief History of The Lewisham Borough

Ever wondered who the first people to settle in Lewisham were? Or why Ladywell is called Ladywell? Look no further. We've gone on a brief but intense look back in time to unveil some of the earliest facts about Lewisham and how the borough came into existence...

The History of Manze's Pie & Mash

The History of Manze's Pie & Mash

Predictably for a dish with such proud British lineage, there is some debate over the history of pie and mash, where it began and with whom, but it is well known that M. Manze...