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family picnic

11 BEST PICNIC SPOTS IN SOUTH WEST LONDON

South West London’s best places for a picnic, from parks to palaces and even a zoo. Grab your sandwiches or order a hamper and settle down to an afternoon in the sun

London loves fried chicken: 14 of the best places to eat fried chicken in London

13 OF THE BEST PLACES FOR FRIED CHICKEN

Despite the health food craze sweeping through London, fried chicken still has a solid fan base in the capital, with new fried chicken restaurants opening regularly and exciting variations of the dish popping up at top restaurants

The view from Tooting Bec Common

WHY WE SHOULD ALL MOVE TO TOOTING

With everything from studios to family homes, and period property to new development, Tooting in South West London has lots to offer reports Karen Tait Tooting is having a moment, as buyers and renters priced out of Balham look further afield, just as others have done over the past 10 years choosing Balham over pricier […]

London's cosiest pubs with fires and great food: The Rookery, Clapham

11 OF LONDON’S COSIEST PUBS

London’s cosiest pubs with a toasty fire, mulled wine and great food to keep you warm through the cold days of winter

4 OF THE BEST TOOTING HOMES FOR SALE

Continuing our appreciation for Tooting (following our post of the area’s best restaurants) and to celebrate Foxtons opening on Mitcham Road, we bring you four of the best properties for sale in the area, so you can get in on the Tooting love fest too!  Four bed house for sale, Mitcham Lane, Furzedown, SW16  £699,950 Five bed house for […]

10 OF THE BEST BARS & RESTAURANTS IN TOOTING

Once upon a time Tooting’s restaurant and bar scene consisted of rows of delicious Indian restaurants intercepted occasionally by old-school boozers. Now it is a different story. Soho House put its stamp on the South West London area, and where it went plenty more of London’s talented restaurateurs followed. It was hard to narrow it […]

Totting Lido Chandon pool party

THE CHAMPAGNE LIDO IN TOOTING

This summer, Tooting Lido will be transformed into the setting of an awesome pool party to celebrate the launch of the new Moët Hennessy sparkling wine, which launches this year. Chandon will be taking over Tooting Bec Lido in South London on Saturday 30th August. Synchronised swimmers, DJs, vintage 50’s style waitresses, pool volleyball matches, […]

The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge London SW1X 7RL

LONDON’S BEST OUTDOOR POOLS

An outdoor swimming pool is the only place to be during hot city summers and luckily London is full of them. Here’s our pick of the best swimming pools in your local neighbourhoods, from Tooting to Hampstead  The Berkeley, Knightsbridge The Berkeley’s stylish outdoor pool with its views across Hyde Park has always been a popular place […]

A CHARITABLE GARDEN AT CHELSEA

A CHARITABLE GARDEN AT CHELSEA

Landscape architect Patrick Collins is designing a show garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show to celebrate the work of the neonatal unit at St George’s Hospital in South London Patrick, from Raynes Park, whose daughter Isabel was cared for at the Tooting-based hospital from when she was born until the age of three months, is donating his […]

The best swimming pools in London

FIVE OF LONDON’S TOP SWIMMING POOLS

Whether outdoor or in, London boasts a wealth of fantastic swimming pools for the beginner and expert alike. New book Swimming London, by Jenny Landreth, details the stand outs and here we pick out our five favourites

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