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Food & Drink

17 05, 2015

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 [...]

29 03, 2015

Midnight Apothecary

Lottie Muir has been working as the Cocktail Gardener since 2011 but since 2012, she has established herself at the Brunel Museum running the Midnight Apothecary, an open-air cocktail bar with entertainment and food. Now she’s an author and speaker sharing her love of botanical cocktails with anyone who’ll listen! Lottie Muir We [...]

22 03, 2015

The Watch House and Old Mortuary

Linda Kemp - local resident - writes about a special aspect of Rotherhithe history. During a wander through historic Rotherhithe you may have stopped a while in a lovely little café, nestled next to the St Mary Rotherhithe Free School today known as the Peter Hills School. This building was originally a Watch House, one of [...]

15 02, 2015

The yellow house art competition

I went to meet with Robert Wennberg and Jaime Foà who own and run The yellow house in Lower Road SE16. They welcomed me with homemade nibbles and lots of stories. It was a pleasure to get to know them and to find out about the background to the kitchen and bar but the real [...]

6 12, 2014

Canada Water Xmas Night Market

Canada Water Xmas Night Market will be held on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 December between 17:00 and 22:00 on Canada Water Plaza. Fancy an outdoor party with a Winter theme? Interested to make friends of neighbours and increase your network? Want to stay local and support local businesses? We are planning a range of [...]

20 10, 2014

Six Months On

This site – I Live in SE16, its sister Facebook page of the same name and the SE16 Hour on Twitter – are now six months old! We are really proud of what we have achieved so far and how many people have supported our efforts. The small group behind the scenes have been overwhelmed [...]

20 09, 2014

Meet Up September 14

Rotherhithe and Bermondsey have a lot of people who want to see the area flourish. Some are old hands who have been involved with their neighbours and the community for decades. Others are coming to it out of interest, dipping their toes in the water to see if it suits them. On the whole these [...]

5 09, 2014

Getting Together – 18 September

Bringing SE16 together and creating a sense of pride in the area is part of the goal of I Live in SE16. That goal is reflected in the SE16Hour which meets each week on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm on Twitter. We chat about what's current in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe and have fun with quizzes and [...]

17 07, 2014

Meeting up makes sense

This website I Live in SE16 is a collaboration between some friends who want to make things better for everyone in SE16. We are very aware that providing information and signposting for residents, business people and visitors is not enough to make our community more dynamic. Alongside the website of course is our Facebook page the Instagram [...]

11 07, 2014

First SE16Hour TweetUp

The date was set, the venue chosen, the invitations issued. Last night we discovered the people behind the Twitter handles! Some old friends, some new faces. Lots of chatter, discussion and exchange about life in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe. Some folk had their pies, others stuck to crisps and peanuts. But we met, we talked and [...]