Deptford is a funny place. You don’t tend to see many tourists venturing to this part of London, despite it being only down the road from the centre of Greenwich, but it does have a distinct culture and life of its own that is worth seeing. Deptford’s the place to get a sense of a real local London life, and it has just has much … Continue reading Secret Southeast London: Deptford
A lot of people think London is just crowded with houses and urban life; apart from the crowded green spaces in central London like Hyde Park or St. James’s Park, it is easy to see the rest of London as a sea of suburbia, and no green at all. In fact, southeast London is full of green spaces—I’ve already documented the unique area of Oxleas … Continue reading Secret Southeast London: The Green Chain Walk
After living in London for almost four years now, I like to think that I know all the best places to go, and all the best things to do. Of course, I’m kidding myself—London is massive, a city made up of almost nine million people and likely about nine million things to do. However, I do have a knack for crafting days out that take … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to a Day in London #1: Shoreditch to Southbank
There are plenty of museums in London—so many that I think it’s impossible to have been to them all. With so many to choose from, it’s natural to have a few favourites; the ones that you keep coming back to, whether for their content, location, or atmosphere. One of those is Horniman Museum and Gardens, in Forest Hill. This is an area full of young … Continue reading Secret Southeast London: Horniman Museum and Gardens
I love castles—it’s part of the reason why I like spending time in Yorkshire and Wales so much, the fact that there are just so many hidden within the landscape. They speak of a history that we simply cannot imagine now: knights and Kings defending land, civil wars, foreign invasions. When I moved to London, this was one thing I knew I was going to … Continue reading Secret Southeast London: Severndroog Castle
I have a good opinion of Ben & Jerry’s. They simultaneously make great ice cream and are unafraid of taking political stances on issues such as climate change, LGBT rights, and, most recently, the Black Lives Matter campaign. Continuing in this spirit they held what I can only describe as a community fundraiser ice-cream party at Wünderlust in Deptford, and it was a magical dairy-filled evening of community love.
An infinitely mirrored room. Upside-down glasses. A simulated forest of pines in a snowstorm. Carsten Höller: Decision aims to explore “perception and decision making”, and through a series of exploratory situations Höller does just this, enabling visitors to roam environments that are decidedly alien.
Having not heard of Oxjam before this year, I was pretty excited to see what it was all about. In essence, it’s a pub crawl/gig crossover where bands and DJs play at five venues spanning New Cross and Deptford from 5pm-3am. Despite only recognising a few names on the bill, it was a good chance to see various local talent and support some independent venues in the process.