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Close to Waterloo and London Bridge, there's so much to do here...

"The regeneration of the Lambeth area is continuing at a pace...keep your eye on this part of London."

Thomas Holmes

"An absolute foodie's dream...stock up or just treat yourself to some great street food from the finest suppliers!"

James Glen

"There are some fantastic properties in Elephant & Castle like those in Strata SE1 that have amazing views!"

James Glen

What is your favourite place?

Where do Newington locals go?


A cheap and cheerful Italian serving the cheesiest lasagne in London!

The Young Vic

A small theatre where all the seating has good angles. Reasonable ticket prices and performances by extremely talented people. There is also a food and drink area.

Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum offers a wealth of collections to explore - head to the Extraordinary Heroes gallery to discover the real-life stories of courage behind the Victoria Cross and George Cross medals awarded for bravery.

Neal's Yard Dairy

Sourcing and selling the best of British and Irish cheeses. Make sure you check out Neal's Yard Dairy when you're wandering through Borough Market.

The Refinery

An industrial, but welcoming bar and restaurant hidden behind Tate Modern.


Very impressive meat dishes cooked in a proper American smoker. The ribs are fantastic!

Tate Modern Kitchen & Bar

Nothing quite like sitting down with a cold, crisp glass of wine after a stroll along the south bank. The bar on the 6th floor of Tate Modern also comes with one of the best views in town AND the added benefit of supporting a fantastic arts institution. Later weekend opening times make this a great place to watch the sunset.

The Clink Prison Museum

Set on the site of one of England's oldest prisons, this museum is a great day out for all the family!

Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Whilst there have been many new entries into the London burger market, GBK remains a firm favourite. The Don burger is a thing of beauty!

Aqua Shard

Not a bad way to start your day with breakfast at the Shard!

Ting at the Shangri-La

On the 35th floor of the Shard, Ting delivers the astonishing views that you would expect. What I didn't expect was the incredible food that was pretty good value for money - £55 for four mouth-watering courses and the prettiest dessert I've ever seen!


A special occasion place - beautifully prepared food and stunning views.

Konditor & Cook

They have a few stores around, but this is the best. Curly Whirly cake is the food stuff of legends, the most chocolatey chocolate cake ever!

Golden Hinde II

Is there anything more English than Morris dancing in front of Sir Francis Drake's galleon!?

The View From the Shard

A really nice afternoon out if you are new to London, have visitors or just want something to do one day. Amazing uninterrupted views over London and on a clear day you can see for over 30 miles!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Borough, Elephant and Castle, Southwark, Kennington, City, Westminster, Bermondsey, Vauxhall, Covent Garden and Barbican

What do you love about Newington?

Why do you find Newington a great place to live?


"Freat local market and quirky shops, always find something original in Newington."

February 2015


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"Looking closely at the clocks on St George the Martyr church on Borough High Street, you will notice that the clock face facing Bermondsey is black and unlit at night whilst the other are all white and illuminated. Apparently the Bermondsey parishioners were not forthcoming with their contributions to the church when it was being built!"

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Object Conversations

Imperial War Museum London
Explore objects from the collections and see they connect with iconic objects on display in the new atrium and Terraced Galleries. Feel the weight of a shrapnel piece from the First World War and come to grips with real objects from the museum's collections.

NCT SE1 Bumps and Babes Group

Del Aziz,
Bumps and Babes groups are informal get togethers which are there to help parents to meet one another in a local venue. Anyone is welcome to come to a Bumps and Babes group. You don't have to be a NCT member. Website

Crazy Chimps

Crazy Chimps
Go ape and be pampered at Crazy Chimps in Kennington - an indoor playzone, café and beauty salon for kids (and adults!) Crazy Chimps has play areas and equipment suitable for little ones between the ages of three months to 13 years old. And there's something for all sizes with the castle, slide, swings, trampoline, ball pit, educational play equipment and touch-screen games. There are further facilities for arts and crafts, a cinema, disco and indoor entrainment room, and, if it all gets a bit too much, there's even a quiet reading area with iPads for everyone to use. Website

Up Club-Drop In

The Unicorn Theatre
Join the Unicorn Play Club for free drop-in activities from portrait painting and potato printing to giant jenga and more! Just turn up to join. Website

Our Teacher's A Troll

Roundabout Theatre
Paines Plough and Half Moon present a family comedy in Paines Plough's award-winning pop-up theatre, Roundabout. Two terrible twins with a talent for turmoil rule their school with terror and tyranny - until the arrival of a new head teacher with green scaly skin, sharp fangs and a long spiky tail. Website

Little Diggers

Vauxhall City Farm
Our gardening club is specially designed for parents and their little ones! With a range of activities to engage the little ones they will learn from an early age about the importance of soil and the magic of growing your own food. Website

Mini Moles babies group

Museum of London Shop
Learn, play and explore together. Website
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