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Why East Dulwich is the Place to Be

With new cafes, boutiques and event space, it’s all happening in East Dulwich WORDS Nikki Spencer There’s a bit of a buzz around East Dulwich at the moment with many local people setting up independent businesses in the area,’ states caterer and events organiser Suzanne James (suzannejames.co.uk). In September, James opened Fifty Seven, a unique […]

V22: The arts festival breathing new life into historical buildings like Forest Hill Library

V22: THE ARTS FESTIVAL BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO OLD BUILDINGS

From opening artists’ studios and workspaces under the arches at Ladywell Bridge, to hosting exhibitions, performances and film screenings in a former Victorian laundry in Forest Hill, arts organisation V22 is breathing new life into rundown and derelict buildings across south London…

Lewisham Model Market by Street Feast

IS LONDON’S STREET FOOD-SCENE MOVING SOUTH?

With Street Feast closing its original site in Dalston Yard to make way for new flats, it looks like the street-food scene is migrating south, with a new site due to open in Canary Wharf and south east London’s foodie pop-ups growing by the week…

The Ben Oakley Gallery, Greenwich

SOUTH EAST LONDON’S ALTERNATIVE GALLERY SCENE

An old bakery in the centre of Greenwich is providing a colourful alternative to the stark minimalism of the capital’s West End galleries. Simultaneously, Peckham Levels is set to be transformed into a pioneering cultural space. It’s all part of a burgeoning art scene in south east London

This former Greenwich hayloft turned artist’s studio is popular with Airbnb users

WHY AIRBNB USERS LOVE THIS CHARMING GREENWICH STUDIO

Tucked away off Royal Hill in Greenwich, a former hayloft-turned-artist’s studio is providing a charming bolthole for visitors from around the globe

MEET BROCKLEY GRAFFITI ARTIST LIONEL STANHOPE

Whether it’s painting stunning 1940s London sets for the new Amma Asante film, A United Kingdom, or creating eye-catching murals closer to home, Brockley’s Lionel Stanhope likes to do things on a large scale

Jo Oakley's Lee home (photos C Andreas von Einsiedel)

ARTIST JO OAKLEY: AT HOME IN LEE & WHITSTABLE

Artist Jo Oakley shows us around her Lee home and tells us why her beloved vintage beach hut in Whitstable provides a valuable escape

Manor Park, Hither Green

EX-NME PHOTOGRAPHER’S HITHER GREEN HOME

The perfect pairing of a music photographer and an art director resulted in the creation of this rock ‘n’ roll pad in Hither Green, which features original photography of Kurt Cobain and Leonard Cohen

MARY PORTAS SETS UP SHOP IN BLACKHEATH

Mary Portas opens her 17 Living & Giving Shop for Save the Children in Blackheath. Discover what she loves about the village and take a peek around the store…

Thames disco cruise for adults

GROOVY THAMES DISCO CRUISE FOR GROWN UPS!

Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet! hosts its first 70s & 80s disco cruise on the Thames in June – get on board!