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Fundraising feats to raise money for Garden Museum expansion
Sunday 31 August 2014 - London SE1 website team
A Lambeth councillor has raised more than £1,000 for the Garden Museum with a 78-mile walk round the Capital Ring orbital footpath ... and now the museum's boss plans to swim the Thames from Oxford to London.
Local trainees employed as marshals on Roupell Street film set
Sunday 31 August 2014 - London SE1 website team
Six young people trained by a Kennington-based charity were employed as marshals on a film set in Waterloo last month.
Book exchange opens in hidden London Bridge garden
Friday 29 August 2014 - London SE1 website team
As the Gibbon's Rent garden celebrates its second anniversary, a new book exchange cabinet has been added to the green oasis just yards away from the bustle of Tooley Street.
New Anna Robinson poetry collection launched in Lower Marsh
Friday 8 August 2014 - London SE1 website team
Anna Robinson's second poetry collection Into the Woods has been launched with a party in Lower Marsh.
Southwark's Dog & Pot at Dickens Museum
Wednesday 6 August 2014 - London SE1 website team
The Dog and Pot sign opposite Southwark Station in Blackfriars Road is featured in a new exhibition at the Charles Dickens Museum.
GBBO star Kimberley Wilson helps to judge Waterloo's best cake
Sunday 3 August 2014 - London SE1 website team
Great British Bake Off finalist Kimberley Wilson and Konditor & Cook founder Gerhard Jenne this week judged Waterloo's very own cake competition.
Thames cutter crews compete in Port of London Challenge
Thursday 24 July 2014 - London SE1 website team
Competitors in the Port of London Challenge assembled near the National Theatre on Thursday evening to set off on a 4.4 mile race up the Thames.
Southwark Street, George Street or Station Road? TfL can't decide
Monday 21 July 2014 - London SE1 website team
Bus passengers in Southwark Street could be forgiven for being confused by the new bus stop flags installed this week by Transport for London.
Vintage RT bus on route 100
Saturday 19 July 2014 - London SE1 website team
Passengers on bus route 100 between Elephant & Castle and Shadwell enjoyed free rides on a 66-year-old vintage RT bus on Saturday.
German artist's dazzling WWI centenary makeover for HMS President
Tuesday 8 July 2014 - London SE1 website team
A World War I warship permanently moored on the River Thames has been given a startling new livery as part of the commemorations of the centenary of the start of the conflict.
Artist and activist Veronica Planton remembered at Waterloo exhibition
Sunday 6 July 2014 - London SE1 website team
Waterloo resident and community activist Veronica Planton has been remembered with an exhibition of her paintings, drawings and sketches.
Sunday Service: photographing Southwark's black majority churches
Saturday 5 July 2014 - Leigh Hatts
Photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews has brought together pictures of Southwark's black majority churches in an exhibition at Tate Modern called Sunday Service.
Circus-themed Waterloo Carnival features locals aged 2 to 82
Friday 4 July 2014 - London SE1 website team
The eleventh annual Waterloo Carnival procession took to the streets on Friday lunchtime.
BookBenches appear around Bankside and London Bridge
Thursday 3 July 2014 - London SE1 website team
Decorated benches in the shape of an open book have appeared around Bankside and London Bridge as part of a London-wide initiative by the National Literacy Trust.
Bermondsey in Bloom 2014: call for entries
Wednesday 2 July 2014 - London SE1 website team
Residents, businesses and organisations in Bermondsey are invited to enter this year's competition to celebrate gardening prowess.
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