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London’s Pocket Parks: King George’s Fields, Rotherhithe

This is one of many of the King George Fields that can be found across London, and the UK.

Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday in 200 objects

Museums can’t afford to ignore anniversaries, so in this the 200th anniversary of the Lady with the Lamp’s birth, the Florence Nightingale Museum has assembled 200 objects that signify her life and legacy.

Farewell to the Tooley Street footbridge

The covered footbridge that has linked London Bridge station with the 1980s development next to the river is to be demolished.

London’s Alleys: Marigold Alley, SE1

This is a short modern alley that’s actually much older than it looks, and in the wrong place. Oh, and gargoyles.

London’s Pocket Parks: Hatfields Green, SE1

This small side street park is an interesting park that was recently refurbished into its current rather bubbly appearance.

Concrete office block by London Bridge to be demolished

A fairly grim concrete office block that included a covered walkway between London Bridge and the railway station is to be demolished and redeveloped.

More tower blocks planned for Bankside

A cluster of towers planned for the bankside area is likely to go ahead after one of the developers committed to the plans.

London’s Alleys: Keppel Row, SE1

Keppel Row is a formerly dingy alley in Southwark that’s been recently refurbished.

I went to the Clink Prison Museum so you don’t have to

The headline is what you expect me to say about this notorious tourist trap, but actually, DO go to the Clink Prison Museum, for its reputation is ill-deserved.

London’s Alleys: Ship and Mermaid Row, SE1

This vintage looking alley is probably named after the Ship and Mermaid public house which used to be at Snowsfields, and is today a curious curve around a corner, squeezed between social housing.

New entrance for Southwark tube station to be decided next week

Plans for a second entrance to Southwark tube station are set to go ahead following a recommendation from the council’s planning officers that they be approved.

Funding for groups marking the sailing of the Mayflower to America

A funding pot worth £140,000 is available for local projects in Southwark marking the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower to America which will be marked in 2020.

London Underground plans new entrance for Southwark tube station

Nearly a decade after a similar plan was quashed, TfL is making an attempt to give Southwark tube station a second entrance. The plans are for a new entrance on a residential street about half way towards Waterloo station, with

A visit to the Florence Nightingale Museum

A museum devoted to the lady of the lamp who did so much to move the public’s opinion of nursing and war — sits under the pedestrian plaza at St Thomas’ Hospital.

London’s Public Art: Mary Seacole Statue, SE1

What is believed to be the first statue in the UK to a named black woman stands in the grounds of St Thomas’ Hospital overlooking the Houses of Parliament.

250th anniversary of the Massacre of St George’s Fields

Today marks the 250th anniversary of the government shooting dead rioters in Southwark.

London’s Pocket Parks: Bankside’s Metal Box Garden

What looks like an abandoned rubbish skip now overflowing with plants growing in the rubble is actually a specially planted metal box garden.

Hidden vaults next to London Bridge revealed

A series of hitherto hidden vaults under a building next to London Bridge are being opened up as a new exhibition and display space.