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Alfresco dining in south west London: The Ivy Cafe, Wimbledon

19 of the Best Alfresco Dining Spots in South West London

When the sun shines, there’s only one thing to do – don the shades and dine alfresco. From Battersea to Balham and Wimbledon to Wandsworth, there’s no shortage of pubs and restaurants with lovely outdoor dining areas in south west London. Here’s The Resident’s top alfresco spots…

South London's best beer gardens: The Avalon, Clapham South

The Best Beer Gardens in South West London

From Balham to Battersea and Wandsworth to Wimbledon, The Resident picks out some of the best beer gardens in south west London

The best beer gardens in Islington: The Albion's garden is a lush summer oasis in north London

11 of the Best Beer Gardens in Islington

Is there anything better than supping on a pint or enjoying a glass of wine in a beautiful pub garden? Luckily Islington locals have plenty of choice to enjoy the great outdoors (with a tipple) and here are 11 of the best

New Homes in Essex for Those Thinking of Leaving London

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to truly appreciate the simple things, like open space, nature and a garden to call our own

Travel: Bognor’s Luxury Beach Huts Show the British Seaside at its Best

Like many of us, journalist Vicky Smith has embraced the staycation in 2020, but Bognor proved itself to be a surprisingly strong contender when it comes to showcasing the British seaside at its best

Regents Street Christmas Lights

Regent Street Reopens with Traffic Free Christmas Shopping Days

West End businesses are coming together as part of #MyWestEnd to welcome visitors back to London’s most famous shopping streets with Traffic Free Saturdays

Covent Garden Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights in London: Where to See the Best

London enjoys some of the country’s most spectacular Christmas lights. While things have been scaled back somewhat this year, with no big celebrity switch-on events, London’s Christmas lights looks better than ever. Here’s where to see the best…

The Ship, Wandsworth, has one of the best alfresco terraces in the south west London (photo: @TheShipWandsworth)

Alfresco Dining in Wandsworth Town: Mapped

The best places for alfresco drinking and dining in Wandsworth Town, even as temperatures plummet, all marked on a handy map

Free meals for children in London during half term

Free Meals in London: Where Can Kids Eat Free this Half Term?

Hundreds of London restaurants have pledged free meals for children during half term, while local councils are giving out free meals vouchers – here’s where to find them

Beachy Head is one of the south coast's most famous beauty spots

5 Autumn Walks Just a Day Trip from London

There’s nothing better than an autumnal walk amidst England’s green and pleasant lands… but where to head? These five glorious autumn walks, as recommended by the team at Best of England, are all just an hour or so from London. Oh and they all end at a pub!