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Crossbones Graveyard future secured
Crossbones Graveyard future secured

The long term future of the Crossbones Graveyard in Southwark has been secured after the housing development next to it signed a renewable 30-year lease with the local group, Friends of Crossbones.

Southwark considers Tram alternative to Bakerloo line extension
Southwark considers Tram alternative to Bakerloo line extension

Southwark council is to investigate the viability of a tram network as an alternative to the Bakerloo line extension.

Office block above Southwark station to be heated by tube trains
Office block above Southwark station to be heated by tube trains

More than 20 years after it opened, Southwark tube station is to get the over-site development it was built for, although not the one it was designed for.

Old maps of London with modern buildings
Old maps of London with modern buildings

What would happen if you made some maps in an old fashioned style, but added modern buildings? This is what.

London’s Pocket Parks: All Hallows Church and Community Garden, SE1
London’s Pocket Parks: All Hallows Church and Community Garden, SE1

This small garden on the site of a bombed-out church in the side streets of Southwark also has links to the origins of 1980s synthpop music.

London’s Pocket Parks, Rennie Garden, SE1
London’s Pocket Parks, Rennie Garden, SE1

This pocket park is named after John Rennie, the engineer who built the original Waterloo Bridge, and designed the original Southwark Bridge, and the previous London Bridge.

A lump of old stone in a 1980s office block
A lump of old stone in a 1980s office block

A bland and unremarkable office block in Southwark has under a pile of grime a rather odd memorial.

Former Jubilee line construction site to be redeveloped
Former Jubilee line construction site to be redeveloped

A large plot of land that’s been empty ever since the Jubilee line extension was built 20 years ago is finally going be built on again.

London’s Pocket Parks: Ewer Street rain garden, SE1
London’s Pocket Parks: Ewer Street rain garden, SE1

This is probably one of the smallest pocket parks I’ve written about, a narrow strip of raised bedding on a side street in Southwark.

Plans for office block on top of Southwark tube station
Plans for office block on top of Southwark tube station

The long-expected, and at times controversial plans for something to be built on top of Southwark tube station are back.

London’s Pocket Parks: King George’s Fields, Rotherhithe
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
London’s Alleys: Keppel Row, SE1

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

The Clink Prison Museum is unexpectedly good
The Clink Prison Museum is unexpectedly good

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
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
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
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
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.

A visit to the Florence Nightingale Museum
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.