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Imperial War Museum

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.

Mercato Metropolitano

Mercato Metropolitano

The food and the vibe.. Urban Farmers Market & street food supremo!

Toulouse Lautrec

Toulouse Lautrec

Live music and great food!

Flat Iron Square

Flat Iron Square

An outdoor food and entertainment venue under the railway arches in Bankside.

Olivelli

Olivelli

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

The Young Vic

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.

Neal's Yard Dairy

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

The Refinery

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

Aqua Shard

Aqua Shard

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

Ting at the Shangri-La

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!

The View From the Shard

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!

Oblix

Oblix

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

Konditor & Cook

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!

Porky's

Porky's

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

The Clink Prison Museum

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!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Kennington, Borough, Southwark, Vauxhall, Westminster, Bermondsey, Camberwell, Stockwell, City and Covent Garden

"Captain of the HMS Bounty and victim of the famous Mutiny, William Bligh lived at 100 Lambeth Road, Lambeth, SE1."

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

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

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

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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

The Grove Baby Club

The Grove Children Centre
Sessions with toys to explore and rhymes to sing. Term time only. Website

Music Club


After a warm up together, each week includes a singing session, a drumming session and a tuned percussion and/or guitar session for every child in a smaller group, before coming back together for whole group singing or playing at the end of the session. This allows children to explore breathing and vocal techniques, rhythm work, instruments (especially percussion), working as a group and individually, listening skills, improvisation and composition. Website

Mini Music


Mini Music: with parent or carer: singing, musical games, storytelling, baby percussion, sound exploration. Website

Tiny Gym

Camberwell Leisure Centre
Parent and child pay and play session for under 5's. Our specially adapted setup includes mini apparatus like rings and bars as well as mini beams and rebound equipment. The environment will help develop your child's balance, coordination, motor skills and social skills. Tiny Gym is a free play session so the coaches are on hand to supervise but there is no set structure apart from song time or story time at the end of the session. The sessions are open to anyone and no booking or membership is required. Website

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