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14 08, 2016

10 Reasons to spend in SE16 first

Here at I Live in SE16, we are big fans of all things local – our local parks, charities, venues, churches, schools and businesses – and we think it makes sense for local people to spend time and their hard-earned money (or benefits) with independent businesses. What’s so good then about shopping local? Why all [...]

19 05, 2016

Auction against Hunger – 26 May

Canada Water is currently enjoying Hawker House – an amazing weekly festival of street food – held on Fridays and Saturdays just a short walk from Canada Water station on Surrey Quays Road. Next week, they are holding their fourth Auction Against Hunger on Thursday 26 May, a collaboration between humanitarian organisation Action Against Hunger [...]

18 04, 2016

Plough Way Cafe opens for business

Many people in SE16 already know the Canada Water Cafe on Surrey Quays Road not far from the Library and Canada Water Plaza. Local owners Anthony and Nigel today open a sister/brother cafe, this time just off Plough Way near the Tesco Express in the new build Marine Wharf. Once again the offer will focus on [...]

1 10, 2015

Food and Drink in SE16 – a magazine

The third issue of I Live in SE16 is out! Why not take the plunge and grow some food at home? We've loads of support and help in SE16 and in our lead article, we link you up with people and plots who will help you avoid all your food coming from elsewhere. Go beyond [...]

29 09, 2015

Hawker House in Canada Water

London Union has made a success of taking spaces that are derelict or between different uses and turning them into successful food markets for street traders. Their brand of music, street food and a party atmosphere creates a great social space for the whole family as well as showcasing some of the best in simple [...]

27 09, 2015

The Annual Hop

Bermondsey’s past is often told in terms of the Thames-side wharves, where specialised food and spices arrived to fill ‘London’s Larder,’ from Britain's imperial trade. Whilst the riverside was the place of male employment, in summers past the women and children took a different path, travelling out to Kent for the Annual Hop. The hop [...]

8 09, 2015

Sharing time over food

Do you enjoy food? Most of us do! But it’s sometimes difficult to get a good square meal when you need it – which is most days! Sometimes people cook too much and just throw away the leftovers; others can’t afford to buy enough food at the inflated prices we see today. Some find cooking [...]

6 09, 2015

Bermondsey Community Kitchen

Mike Donovan is born and bred Bermondsey. He’s been successful in several lines of business and now runs Dun’s Deli on Market Square in The Blue. But he’s also a man on a mission! He’s keen to put something substantial back into his home patch and so has invested huge energy and time in the [...]

3 09, 2015

TASTI Bar and Restaurant

It was an exceptionally wet day in August when I went to visit the Team at TASTI, the new bar and restaurant located on the corner of the Canada Water Square in Montreal House. I was greeted at the door by Isaac and Kelvin who then guided me through the cavernous space on the ground [...]

1 09, 2015

Growing Food in SE16

Many people have decided that depending on their local supermarket just isn’t enough. The opportunity to grow some of your own food is all around us in SE16. From the window-box to the garden, from the allotment to the community garden and our very own urban farm, SE16 has many possibilities to feed yourself and [...]