Local History

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 Deeper Look Into Stockwell’s Bronze Woman Statue

A Deeper Look Into Stockwell’s Bronze Woman Statue

This statue is one that marks many incredible events in history, from the Empire Windrush to what became the Bronze Woman Project. This blog will take you deeper into how this sculpture came to be and the significant history that is behind it. What you will find at the centre of it all, is one very special woman by the name of Cécile Nobrega.

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...

Two Spoons: Southeast's most exciting new bar.

Two Spoons: Southeast's most exciting new bar.

A cosy little café by day, we’re here for the night: a showcase of its new list of 10 cocktails inspired by local landmarks and figures. Inside, you could be in Paris with the darkened, intimate atmosphere - almost enough to make you forget that just outside are London’s rainy streets and not a mild, leafy Parisian boulevard. Almost. The new menu is a definitively local affair with one important...

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...