The London Fire Brigade this week held a memorial event to mark the centenary of a fire in Lambeth that resulted in the death of seven firefighters. The tragedy remains the greatest single loss of London firefighters during peacetime.
Eleven swings have been installed outside Tate Modern's Blavatnik Building, as part of a large-scale interactive installation by Danish collective SUPERFLEX.
A local artist has written a guidebook featuring 17 of the public sculptures along the South Bank between St Thomas' Hospital and the National Theatre.
Tuesday marked the 80th anniversary of a confrontation on the streets of Bermondsey between Oswald Mosley's fascist Blackshirts and local Labour and Communist groups.
The eleventh Bermondsey Street Festival took place on Saturday, confirming the event's status as an essential part of the local calendar.
Nearly nine years after she took up residence at Southwark Cathedral, SE1's best-known cat Doorkins Magnificat is the star of a new children's book.
A 1607 document recording the burial of William Shakespeare's brother Edmond - in the church that is now Southwark Cathedral - has gone on show in a new exhibition.
Visitors to Hay's Galleria this summer are invited to pick up and drop off books at a new 'honesty library'.
As the Bermondsey Street Area Partnership celebrates more than 25 years, local people have been invited to share their photographs of the area as it was in 1992, as well as favourite images of the area as it is in 2017.
Catalan human towers drew large crowds to Borough Market during the St George's Day celebration.
A guide to William Blake's Lambeth is one of four titles in a series of pamphlets by local archivist Jon Newman to be published this summer if a crowdfunding campaign is successful.
Customers of the Draft House Tower Bridge bar have raised more than £500 for local charity Dimbleby Cancer Care through weekly pub quizzes.
A large-scale art installation made from corrugated metal has been installed around the high altar of Southwark Cathedral as the latest in a series of artistic responses to the season of Lent.
A new book on the history of Harrods has revealed that not only was the famous Knightsbridge store founded in Borough High Street but it began as a drapers rather than a grocer as widely claimed.
A large celebration at The Union Jack pub has marked a community heroes award being presented to publican, arts promoter and singer Nolia Devlin.
Mayor of Southwark Cllr Kath Whittam visited Borough Market on Tuesday where local school children were selling home-made soup in aid of charity.
For the 14th year, Southwark-based photographer Steve Hollingshead has created a limited edition calendar featuring black and white images taken at quirky London events.
A book has been published. telling the story of the Mary Seacole statue recently installed outside St Thomas' Hospital.
Two hundred years ago this month John Keats left his home in Southwark as he gave up a career in medicine in favour of poetry.
A website devoted to the history of Nelson Square has been launched by its residents.
Local filmmaker and artist Richard Miller has won a competition run by the National Portrait Gallery with his photograph of Al's Cafe in Bermondsey Street.
One of the last surviving elements of the once-extensive Sainsbury's headquarters complex in Stamford Street is being demolished.
A documentary film about the characters who live and work in Bermondsey Street is being released on DVD this weekend.
An open-air exhibition knitting together the history of Waterloo's key shopping streets has opened in Emma Cons Gardens opposite The Old Vic.
Empty shops on Bermondsey Street have been turned into a 1960s-style French high street as scenes for a new movie are filmed.
On Saturday Irene Robinson came to HMS Belfast to finish a 50,000-mile journey across 7 continents in 50 days playing the bagpipes at the world's most famous locations.
The London Fire Brigade has decorated the windows of its Union Street headquarters with historic images of fire engines and firefighters to mark the brigade's 150th anniversary.
A multidisciplinary team of students at Florida International University has created a virtual reality experience based on Bankside in the age of William Shakespeare.
The historic chapel at St Thomas' Hospital has been officially reopened and blessed after eight months of restoration work.
For the fifth year Southwark Cathedral is hosting a contemporary art installation during the season of Lent.
Key documents relating to William Shakespeare's life in London are part of a new exhibition at Somerset House to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death.
The portico of Henry Wood Hall in Trinity Church Square was turned into the entrance of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Saturday.
Four sculptures on the South Bank are among 41 post-war works of public art to be included on the national heritage list.
A group of local artists are appealing for people to share their memories of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre as they prepare a film and model of the building before it is demolished.
The 400th anniversary year of William Shakespeare's death opens with the anniversary of the death - also in 1616 - of his friend Philip Henslowe.
For the 13th year Southwark-based photographer Steve Hollingshead has created a limited edition calendar featuring images of London events.
Architects NBBJ have come up with a concept for a series of ice rinks above the River Thames on the South Bank, inspired by the frost fairs once held on the river.
A previously unknown portrait of Edward VI, only son of Henry VIII, has been discovered hidden in the art collection of Guy's and St Thomas' Charity.
Roupell Street, Whittlesey Street and Theed Street were closed this week whilst scenes for a new movie were filmed.
A 15th-century copy of the Agincourt Song, heard in Borough High Street 600 years ago, is on display at the Tower of London.
Politicians and diplomats gathered at the Soviet War Memorial in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park to observe Remembrance Sunday.
A thousand primary school pupils from Southwark and Lewisham took part in a semi-staged musical performance this week to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt.
A scrap of wasteland at the junction of Lower Marsh and Leake Street has been turned into a small garden in a £90,000 project.
A life-sized mosasaurus burst through the South Bank riverside path on Monday to promote the Blu-ray and DVD release of the new Jurassic World movie.
A new garden in the ruins of Winchester Palace was inaugurated last week.
16 members of local acapella group Borough Market Choir have been picked to take part in Adele Thomas's production of Aeschylus' The Oresteia at Shakespeare's Globe.
The Bermondsey Street Festival continued its extraordinary run of bright, sunny days for the ninth annual event last Saturday.
Crowds lined bridges over the Thames on Wednesday lunchtime to see a flotilla of historic vessels to mark the Queen becoming Britain's longest-reigning monarch.
Hundreds of people - many waving Colombian flags - lined the banks of the Thames on Sunday night to watch the flagship of the Colombian navy pass through Tower Bridge.
A colourful new mural in an alleyway off Borough High Street has been officially unveiled by Neil Coyle MP and Captain Ian McNaught of Trinity House.
An embroidered triptych depicting City and Southwark landmarks - which took 4,000 hours over four years for four men in two prisons and one former prisoner to make - has been unveiled at Glaziers Hall.
The sun shone on the Waterloo Carnival parade as it made its way through the streets on Friday lunchtime.
Great Suffolk Street was closed to motor traffic for five hours on Saturday with the aim of making space for people to use the road space in new and creative ways.
Newly elected Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP Neil Coyle joined more than 200 local residents at a fun filled event on Peabody's Blackfriars Estate.
Gavin Tiffin, head of hospitality at Guy's and St Thomas', will this summer cycle 2,000 miles from London to Russia to raise money for charities linked to the hospitals.
Liz Browse of St Thomas' Hospital has been named the bank nurse of the year at the Nursing Standard Nurse Awards, following more than 40 years of service.
A new movie based on the long-running TV drama Spooks was released on Friday - and it makes use of lots of SE1 filming locations.
Items found during a recent archaeological dig at the Harper Road mosque have gone on display at the Museum of London.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has introduced regular monthly open days at the Lambeth Palace Garden.
Students at the City of London Academy in Lynton Road have created a giant chicken skeleton which is on display in the school's atrium.
The bleak brick walls of the Greenwood Theatre at the corner of Snowsfields and Weston Street have been transformed by the creation of a new 'pocket park' designed by Dame Zandra Rhodes and Joe Swift.
The St George in Southwark Festival made a comeback this year with a day of celebrations centred on St George the Martyr church in Borough High Street.
An ecumenical twinning agreement between Southwark and Rouen cathedrals has been reaffirmed by a new generation with a signing ceremony at Southwark Cathedral.
The second in a series of three sculptures to be exhibited in Bermondsey Square has been unveiled.
Broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby is taking on an endurance challenge this summer in celebration of the charity founded in honour of his father, Richard, who died 50 years ago this year.
A new artwork has been unveiled at Guy's Hospital in honour of those who have donated organs and helped save the lives of others.
Southwark Cathedral's churchyard was taken over by a BBC film crew on Thursday shooting scenes for a new adaptation of John Le Carré's 'The Night Manager'.
Southwark mayor Cllr Sunil Chopra this week presided at the unveiling of a new sundial on The Queen's Walk alongside Potters Fields Park.
The graffiti tunnel under Waterloo Station was taken over by female artists on Sunday to celebrate International Women's Day
Just in time for St Valentine's Day, Cyclehoop has teamed up with Hackney-based artist Graham McLoughlin and the British Heart Foundation to place 14 heart-shaped cycle stands across Central London.
A giant statue of Shaun the Sheep has been installed on the South Bank to mark the launch of the latest Aardman Animations movie.
Southwark Council has published a new profile of the residents of Borough, Bankside and Walworth based on information from the 2011 census.
Parliament celebrated its 750th birthday on Monday with a metre-long cake created by the National Bakery School at London South Bank University.
60 recycled fruit juice drums have been installed in the streets of Waterloo as part of a project make the area greener and increase local biodiversity.
This year's Nativity scene at Southwark Cathedral is rather different to usual: the figures have no faces, arms or legs.
If you're in need of a last-minute Christmas gift - or simply a way of keeping track of the coming year on your own wall - then two 2015 calendars featuring local images are now available.
A striking black and white photograph of London Bridge Station seen from The Shard is one of dozens of images featured in a new exhibition at Waterloo Station.
The front room of William Blake's house in Hercules Road, Lambeth, has been recreated for a new exhibition at Oxford's Ashmolean Museum.
Blackfriars Settlement is looking for volunteers to work with older people.
The achievements of a Blackfriars Road resident were recognised at the fifth annual Peabody Volunteer Awards held at City Hall last month.
With white walls and minimalist displays, for one day only Borough Market adopted the design aesthetic of a well-known electronics and computer company with its 'Real' Apple Store.
An American author has published a book of children's stories including a tale inspired by Elephant & Castle tube station.
A sculpture inspired by a science-fiction film has been installed in Bermondsey Square.
Good weather drew thousands of people to Bermondsey Street Festival on Saturday.
Bankside Open Spaces Trust has been awarded a special Champion of Champions certificate by London/Britain in Bloom for the second year running.
The Queensborough Community Centre on the Scovell Estate has marked its 30th anniversary with a party.
The Bermondsey Project is celebrating five years at the Crosse & Blackwell factory in Willow Walk.
A restaurant and bar at County Hall on the South Bank has installed a division bell which gives MPs an eight-minute warning to make their way across the river to vote in the lobbies of the Palace of Westminster.
The centenary of foreign secretary George Brown, born on 2 September 1914 just a month into the First World War, falls this year.
A watercolour of Blackfriars Railway Bridge is one of two Thames-related paintings to be displayed on posters at river piers and tube stations around London.
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.
Six young people trained by a Kennington-based charity were employed as marshals on a film set in Waterloo last month.
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.
Anna Robinson's second poetry collection Into the Woods has been launched with a party in Lower Marsh.
The Dog and Pot sign opposite Southwark Station in Blackfriars Road is featured in a new exhibition at the Charles Dickens Museum.
Great British Bake Off finalist Kimberley Wilson and Konditor & Cook founder Gerhard Jenne this week judged Waterloo's very own cake competition.
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.
Bus passengers in Southwark Street could be forgiven for being confused by the new bus stop flags installed this week by Transport for London.
Passengers on bus route 100 between Elephant & Castle and Shadwell enjoyed free rides on a 66-year-old vintage RT bus on Saturday.
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.
Waterloo resident and community activist Veronica Planton has been remembered with an exhibition of her paintings, drawings and sketches.
Photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews has brought together pictures of Southwark's black majority churches in an exhibition at Tate Modern called Sunday Service.
The eleventh annual Waterloo Carnival procession took to the streets on Friday lunchtime.
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.
Residents, businesses and organisations in Bermondsey are invited to enter this year's competition to celebrate gardening prowess.
Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP Simon Hughes took up a challenge from a local coach this weekend and enjoyed a game of tennis at Tanner Street Park.
A 'book bin' for unwanted books has been installed at the Leathermarket JMB offices in Leathermarket Street, Bermondsey.
Students from the under-16 girls' basketball team at the City of London Academy have been celebrating today after winning the London School of Basketball's Community Basketball League finals earlier this month.
Volunteers from across the borough were honoured for their exceptional work for the community at the Southwark Civic Awards held last week.
Maria Moruzzi was uncharacteristically lost for words on Friday when Borough Market trustees, staff and traders descended on Maria's Market Cafe to celebrate her 50-year association with the market.
Former England footballer John Barnes visited Southwark Underground Station on Tuesday to launch a partnership between Transport for London and football website ESPNFC to bring live World Cup updates to tube passengers this summer.
Drummers and buglers from the Royal Marines Band Service visited the City of London Academy in Bermondsey last week.
The Saturday morning farmers' market in Bermondsey Square is inviting new traders to join the regular stalls.
Two delftware cats probably made in Southwark more than three centuries ago are among the lots in Bonhams Fine British Pottery sale on Wednesday 21 May.
Playwright Nell Dunn joined John Constable at the Boot & Flogger for the launch of his book Spark in the Dark.
The Horses and dray from Harvey's Brewery in Lewes, Sussex, have visited the Royal Oak in Southwark.
Borough Market has introduced free wireless internet access for shoppers.
The Queen's row barge Gloriana startled those out for a Sunday afternoon stroll on the South Bank when it made its way down the Thames as part of the Tudor Pull.
A pupil at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in the Borough has been named as one of the winners of this year's Fourth Plinth School Awards.
Gerhard Jenne, founder of the cake shop, has published a recipe book 'Konditor & Cook: Deservedly Legendary Baking' featuring some of his popular cakes.
Bankside Open Spaces Trust and Sumner Buildings residents held a garden party last Saturday to launch their new food garden and celebrate the 24 food growing projects which form part of 'Edible Bankside'.
The organisers of the Waterloo Festival have teamed up with the British Film Institute to launch this year's film score composition competition.
Actress Lesley Sharp - currently appearing at the National Theatre on the South Bank - led a Q&A session with GCSE drama pupils at the Globe Academy this week.
Architectural historian and broadcaster Dan Cruickshank last week visited the Kirkaldy Testing Museum in Southwark Street.
For the second year running Bankside Open Spaces Trust and the City Bridge Trust are offering individuals and community organisations small grants to help kick-start or sustain local gardening and greening projects.
Children from a number of SE1 schools enjoyed free visits to South Bank attractions this week as part of an initiative by Merlin Entertainments.
Globe Academy pupil Samuel Japhet-Mathias has been recognised as one of Europe's top 40 basketball players in his age group.
A new weekend market launched in Waterloo's Lower Marsh on Saturday.
Southwark Cathedral's programme of events to mark the centenary of the start of World War I began last week with the launch of a reprint of a key book.
This week Shakespeare's Globe hosted a performance by Southwark school pupils to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the birth of the Bard.
A 14th-century jug found during excavations at the Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market has now gone on display.
Eagled-eyed passers-by will have noticed a flash of colour against the grey February skies on Tooley Street this week as Southwark Council shows its support for LGBT History Month.
The long-awaited new Foyles Bookshop at Waterloo Station opened its doors on Saturday morning.
The organisers of a one-day event that will see Southwark Street and Blackfriars Road closed to motor traffic have appealed for local residents to get involved.
Hundreds of street homeless people across the country are being denied the basic human rights of access to shelter, drinking water, sanitation and food, according to a coalition of housing and human rights groups.
Hiver - a honey beer - has been created by a Bermondsey resident and is available at a number of local bars.
A London filmmaker has produced a short video showing how London has changed over the past eight and half decades.
Patients and pupils at Evelina London Children's Hospital and its school had an early Christmas treat when the stars of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing popped in for a visit.
Simon Hughes MP was so impressed with Walworth Academy's social enterprise project he has invited pupils to sell their wares at the House of Commons.
Visitors to Shad Thames on Wednesday found the street covered in gold 'cobbles'.
If you're in need of a last-minute Christmas gift - or simply a way of keeping track of the coming year on your own wall - then two 2014 calendars featuring local images are now available.
The National Bakery School at London South Bank University has created a 4-foot cake for the Chelsea Pensioners' annual Christmas Cake Ceremony - complete with edible Christmas trees and snowmen.
Stephen Humphrey's history of the Elephant & Castle has been published after a quarter of a century of research.
The life and wardrobe of former Waterloo resident and fashion writer Isabella Blow is explored in a lavish exhibition at Somerset House.
To mark the start of its winter 'Frostival' season the London Eye created an ice sculpture of the capital's skyline on the South Bank.
If you look carefully at Oxo Tower Wharf you might notice something a little different...
The Leathermarket Community Scultpure Project has been awarded a 'SAFTA' as Southwark's Best Community Arts Project.
For the past two and a half years residents, business and community groups in Bankside have been working to draw up a neighbourhood plan to help shape the future of this fast-changing area.
Archbishop's Park has been described as "a real hidden gem in the heart of central London" by a senior local politician.
Borough Market, Southwark Cathedral and the Lions part theatre company held their annual autumn celebrations of harvest festival and Apple Day on Sunday.
Bankside Open Spaces Trust has received two major awards for community gardening and engaging people with nature.
Pupils from 11 Southwark schools gathered at Borough Market last week to sell their seasonal vegetables, grown and nurtured from seed.
Pupils from St Jude's Primary School in Colnbrook Street joined Anneka Rice at Waterloo Station on Friday to record extracts from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for a new talking book.
Malaysia Eye features 38 pioneer and young Malaysian artists selected with the aim of presenting the broadest possible collection of Malaysian art in London.
A 16th-century painting called A Fete at Bermondsey is being displayed at the entrance to a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
A novel called Ice Diaries looks ahead just five years to when the Elephant & Castle is the best place to be in horrendous weather.
Potters Fields Park was filled with hundreds of teddy bears on Tuesday morning to raise awareness of meningitis.
The Mayor of Southwark joined staff and patients at St Thomas' Hospital on Friday for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Lower Marsh shops, stalls and familiar faces are featured in a new children's book.
The seventh Bermondsey Street Festival brought large crowds to the street and its neighbouring green spaces on Saturday.
Local bakers Konditor & Cook held a street party called a 'cake fete' to celebrate twenty years in Waterloo.
The Pool of London echoed with the sounds of vintage vessels on Saturday night as the river provided the setting for an extraordinary performance as part of The Mayor's Thames Festival.
Local school pupils took part in a three-day drawing workshop at London South Bank University's Borough Road Gallery last week, led by artist-teacher Bruce Ingram.
As local youth charity SE1 United celebrates its tenth anniversary, 54 intrepid cyclists this week completed a 54-mile bike ride to Brighton with the aim of raising £10,000 to secure the future of the charity's work.
15 hand-painted 2.5-metre giraffe sculptures have been installed on the More London estate near Tower Bridge
More than 300 boats took part in the Great River Race on Saturday.
Local children and adults have enjoyed a summer preview of the new community dance programme to be launched by Rambert when it moves into its new South Bank headquarters
28 children from the Evelina London Children's Hospital transplant unit have returned from the annual British Transplant Games weighed down with 52 medals.
A St Thomas' midwife - who got married, went into labour and watched her children take their first steps in the Royal Festival Hall - has made her story into an interactive art installation.
A temporary boating lake for inflatables and toy boats and a paddling pool has opened in Union Street.
St Mary's Churchyard at the Elephant & Castle hosted the Azucar Flower Festival on Saturday - a Latin American celebration organised as part of Southwark Council's Elephant and The Nun Festival.
The Pearly King of Bow Bells and the Pearly Queen of the Old Kent Road led the crowd in a mass performance of 'Doing the Lambeth Walk' to open this year's SummerFest in Archbishop's Park on Friday.
The international cast of West Side Story has arrived in London for the show's run at Sadler's Wells and some of the members of the two rival gang - The Jets and The Sharks - headed to Leake Street to recreate some of the show's famous moves.
Need £200 to make your local environment better? Don't want to fill a long application form for a few hundred pounds? Bankside Open Spaces Trust can help.
A San Francisco artist has created a model of Tower Bridge from a single toothpick.
Borough Market's new glass market hall on Borough High Street is now open.
Pupils from Notre Dame RC Girls' School were among 400 young dancers from London and Essex who took part in the Step LIVE! 2013 show at Sadler's Wells on Sunday.
Paintings by Walworth-based artist Dale Inglis have been on show at the National Theatre since late May as part of a collaboration with the Waterloo Festival.
Nearly 400 people took part in a a colourful farmyard-themed carnival procession through the streets of Waterloo on Friday lunchtime.
The Parliamentary Boat Race has been won by the House of Commons.
Tributes were paid to David Lomon during the annual Spanish Civil War international brigades commemoration in Jubilee Gardens on Saturday afternoon.
A Friday afternoon gardening club in a North Lambeth park is looking for more volunteers to get involved.
Local youth charity SE1 United is looking for cyclists to help it raise £10,000 by riding from London to Brighton this September.
A playwright has used her experiences of working at St Thomas' Hospital to write a critically acclaimed play about lupus, a medical condition 'no one has heard of'.
Nearly 200 plants have been added to a green wall which disguises a metal access staircase next to the recently reopened Wheatsheaf pub in Stoney Street.
14 crews competed in the Admiral of the Port's Challenge on the River Thames on Monday night.
Anti-poverty campaigners set up a tropical island on the South Bank on Friday to encourage Londoners to lobby the prime minister before the G8 summit.
Pupils from Notre Dame School last month visited Borough Market where they helped to plant hops which will be grown in the new glazed hall at the corner of Borough High Street and Bedale Street.
A parade of 'flying' sheep across London Bridge and a peat bog in Potters Fields Park were two of the features of 'Ardbog Day', held on Saturday to promote Ardbeg whisky.
Residents of a sheltered housing complex in Park Street last week celebrated the 25th anniversary of the opening of the development.
A queue stretching along Weston Street and around the corner into Snowsfields formed on Monday afternoon as hundreds of people packed into the Greenwood Theatre to hear Archbishop Desmond Tutu take part in a panel discussion.
Former England netball captain Amanda Newton visited Waterloo Netball club on Saturday for a special coaching session at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth sports facility.
A recycling bin for low-energy lightbulbs has been installed in Waterloo.
The first London Bridge Open Kitchen food festival was held on Wednesday night in the forecourt of the White Cube gallery in Bermondsey Street.
This week Southwark Council's Tooley Street headquarters has played host to the 'Empowerment through Art: Photography and Latin American Migrants Girls in London' exhibition.
Gardeners are applying the finishing touches to a 'city garden' which has been created in Borough Market's new glass market hall.
Rare video footage of the extraordinary campaign to save the remains of Bankside's Rose Theatre has been published 24 years later.
A stunning new hand-carved new bower or shelter has been unveiled in Archbishop's Park.
Southbank Centre's summer festival this year will celebrate the idea of neighbourhood and explore the concept of what makes a good neighbourhood and what it means to be a good neighbour.
A wooden monolith depicting the adventures of an urban fox in Europe's tallest building has been installed in the Grizedale Forest in Cumbria.
Tate Modern's turbine hall was filled with dozens of paper boats made from banknotes, maps and rail tickets this weekend as part of the Hyperlink festival.
The Dragon Cafe - an arts and creative project which operates from the crypt of St George the Martyr church every Monday - celebrated the eve of St George's Day this week with a range of colourful events.
The royal rowbarge Gloriana, built for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee River Pageant, was the star of this year's Tudor Pull event.
England and Catalonia share St George as their patron saint so it was fitting that Borough Market's St George's Day event on Sunday had a Catalan twist.
The first phase of HMS Belfast's new land-side building has been completed with the opening of a cafe-bar alongside the ticket office and souvenir shop.
A new portrait of Dame Maggie Smith painted in the Southwark studio of artist James Lloyd has gone on display at the National Portrait Gallery.
Eight members of a new Explorer Scout Unit based in Bermondsey climbed the tower of Southwark Cathedral last week to make their Scout promises.
A powerful new short film inspired by a gang which once roamed Waterloo's Cardboad City will receive its premiere at the BAFTA cinema in Piccadilly on 5 April.
A 'pink pitstop' for cyclists to pump up their bike tyres or carry out basic repairs has been unveiled outside the Bankside Community Space in Great Guildford Street.
Waterloo Netball under-14s enjoyed a victory over Wandsworth last Saturday at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park.
Pupils from Walnut Tree Walk Primary School in Kennington got an exclusive preview of the Rambert Dance Company's new headquarters on the South Bank this week.
The Tower Bridge Exhibition has launched a smartphone app for iOS and Android devices.
Fish and vegetables could be produced in a Bermondsey car park this summer if the GrowUp project succeeds in raising £15,000 by the end of the month.
Year 4 pupils from Tower Bridge Primary School met cocoa farmers from Ghana at Potters Fields Park on Wednesday afternoon.
'Christ Rests in Peace' – a new sculpture by Nic Fiddian-Green – has been placed in front of the high altar of Southwark Cathedral during the season of Lent.
A 6-metre alien egg appeared at Potters Fields Park on Monday afternoon.
"This is the start of the next era of Borough Market," said managing director Keith Davis as traders moved back in to Three Crown Square this week after the construction of a new rail viaduct.
A replica of a Victorian shop sign that formed one of the landmarks on the young Charles Dickens' regular walk through Southwark has been unveiled by the writer's great-great-grandson.
This week workmen have been applying the finishing touches to the rebuilt canopy at Three Crown Square as Borough Market traders prepare to move back in to the space they vacated in 2009 for the construction of a new rail viaduct.
Last month the EDF Energy London Eye hosted a visit by Waterloo Netball Juniors. 19 girls, one coach and four parents climbed aboard a private capsule on the wheel before going along to the 4D experience at County Hall.
An illuminated model replica of the London Eye is one of the centrepieces of a multi-sensory room at the Evelina Children's Hospital which has been upgraded thanks to money and skills from staff at the observation wheel and its sister attractions.
Frank Bruno Boxing Academy student and Fisher Amateur Boxing Club member Ted Cheeseman helped to demonstrate new Tomy Battroborg robots at the Toy Fair at Olympia this week
Architects, arts programmers and conservationists met on Friday to debate how the competing considerations of commercialism and conservation can be reconciled in the refurbishment of the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery on the South Bank.
Clive Rowe, from the Kiss Me Kate cast, cut The Old Vic's Twelfth Night cake on Saturday afternoon
This year's Christmas lights at Southbank Centre have a twist: they rely on visitors to generate the power themselves.
Christmas festivities at Red Cross Garden on Friday marked the end of a year of events to commemorate the centenary of the death of Octavia Hill.
United Reformed Church minister Peter Stevenson has presented a copy of his book on Jesus' miracles to Mayor of Southwark Cllr Althea Smith.
A new Channel 4 show that follows a group of unemployed men as they are taken through their paces at Santa School in Southwark - but only the best will make it into the grottos in time for Christmas.
Pupils from St Jude's Primary School in Colnbrook Street visited Lambeth Palace on Wednesday to help decorate Christmas trees with the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams.
It was one of the most talked-about publicity stunts of 2012: commuters couldn't believe their eyes on Tuesday morning when a giant yellow duck made its way under Tower Bridge.
For the tenth year local photographer Steve Hollingshead has created a limited edition calendar.
More than 250 performers from six Southwark schools and community groups took to the stage of Shakespeare's Globe on Bankside on Thursday for the theatre's annual Concert for Winter.
A lasting tribute to Charles Dickens is to be revealed in Southwark at the climax of the author's bicentenary year.
"If you want a day out, a night out, fun in the 1590s, the place you come to is Southwark," said British Museum director Neil MacGregor when speaking about the Elizabethan years.
"Here we are on page 46 and we're only now getting to something...," writes Pete Brown. This book is a ramble around the Borough and sometimes you feel as if you might be in the George listening to the author talking about the area.
An 4.5 metre high interactive artwork representing a man squatting as if defecating has been installed in Potters Fields Park to mark World Toilet Day.
Southwark-based charity Actionplus Foundation is marking its 15th anniversary as well as its founder's thirty years ministry.
Residents of a sheltered housing complex in Bankside can now take advantage of a wheelchair loan service to help them enjoy living in central London.
100 artworks made in 2008 to mark the centenary of the London Underground roundel logo have been put on display at Southwark Tube Station.
On Guy Fawkes' Night the House of Lords gave an unopposed second reading to a 'bonfire' of obsolete legislation. The 800+ acts to be repealed include a number of local curiosities.
River traffic on the Thames was halted on Monday night when a 'flying saucer' appeared in the Pool of London near Butler's Wharf.
Children at Mint Street Adventure Playground learned about worms and creepy crawlies during a Halloween-themed workshop.
The Downside Fisher Youth Club has launched a project to create a new film and photography exhibition inspired by the 40th anniversary of 'We Was All One', the 1972 Thames Television documentary about Bermondsey life.
Artists Heather and Ivan Morison were in Sumner Street on Thursday evening for the inauguration of their Skirt of the Black Mouth art installation.
Jazz fans and several well-known players have been visiting 56 Stamford Street for a few weeks but it officially opened on Thursday evening when the Mayor of Southwark Althea Smith cut a red ribbon.
Members of youth-led community group SE1 United visited Hampshire this weekend to spend a day at Somerley, home of the Earl of Normanton.
Local workers and tourists walking through Southwark Cathedral's churchyard on Wednesday lunchtime were invited to share their secrets of mental wellbeing.
A new collaboration between artist Dryden Goodwin and scientists from King's College London this month will highlight the need for a public debate on air pollution in the capital.
Two formerly homeless men who spent many years sleeping rough on the streets around the South Bank realised one of their dreams last week when they were given the chance to ride on the London Eye.
The sun shone on Bermondsey Street on Saturday for the street's sixth annual festival.
A panoramic painting depicting the River Thames and the South Bank on the day of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant has been unveiled in the front hall of the Savoy Hotel.
Dame Kelly Holmes this week visited the Stress Exchange in Tooley Street to lend her support to the salon's charity fundraising efforts.
Last weekend Borough Market hosted the finale to the 'What You Will: Pop-Up Shakespeare' series of of performances held around the capital as part of the London 2012 Festival.
An artwork created from the messages left by local people in the wake of the summer 2011 riots in Peckham is now being exhibited in Southwark Cathedral.
85 floral designers have created displays for the Leprosy Mission Festival of Flowers held this week at Southwark Cathedral.
Royal Mail will this week issue a set of four stamps to mark the start of the Paralympic Games - and two of the stamps feature SE1 landmarks.
Archbishop's Park in Waterloo was filled with stalls and activities on Friday for the annual SummerFest event.
A water projection on the Thames - designed to be viewed from the South Bank - marked the handover of Olympic host city status from London to Rio de Janeiro.
This week a young duo from this year's Designers in Residence at the Design Museum began their project to turn mud from the bottom of the River Thames into kitchenware.
The Pop-up Mini Olympics at the Marlborough Playground on Union Street - planned as a month-long event - has proved such a hit that it has been extended for a further three months.
A pop-up radio station with its studio in a bus parked in Montague Close near London Bridge is broadcasting on DAB digital radio across London during the Olympic Games.
The consultants' car park at Guy's Hospital was filled with stalls from some of the biggest names on the London restaurant and street food scenes this weekend.
Borough Market is hosting one of five Streetscape Carousels dotted around London during the Olympic Games.
Architectural plans and drawings of some of the capital's biggest and busiest railway stations – including London Bridge and Waterloo - have been published on Network Rail's online archive.
Each night during the Olympic and Paralympic games locals and visitors out for a late-night stroll on the Albert Embankment upstream of Westminster Bridge are being treated to a sporting sound and light show.
The big screen in Potters Fields Park showing Olympic and Paralympic games has already proved a hit with locals and tourists during its first three days.
On Tuesday night the National Theatre was ablaze as The World Famous Pyrotechnic Company turned Denys Lasdun's building into a Fire Garden to mark the opening of the Olympics.
A life-size moss man was installed on the walls of the south transept of Southwark Cathedral on Monday.
Wobbly chairs, wonky umbrellas and a toaster were some of the items that were fixed at the inaugural 'repair cafe' held on Sunday at The Goodlife Centre in Webber Street.
Six river crossings linking SE1 with Westminster and the City are hosting nightly light shows as part of London's Olympic and Paralympic celebrations.
Southwark Cathedral is one of 16 locations across SE1 hosting large representations of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots.
Torrential rain didn't dampen enthusiasm at Saturday's Bastille Day celebrations in and around Borough Market.
A new 'urban garden' has been created at the end of a dead-end street just yards from the busy New Kent Road.
The streets of Waterloo were filled with superheroes on Friday lunchtime as the Waterloo Carnival made its way from Lower Marsh to Waterloo Millennium Green.
Network Rail has released new images of Blackfriars and London Bridge Stations captured from the company's helicopter which flies around the railway system surveying it from the air.
The first of a series of special London CAMRA heritage pub crawls took place in Southwark on Wednesday night.
Tower Bridge played to a capacity audience on Sunday night as more than 500 people came to hear the premiere of Samuel Bordoli's 'Live Music Sculpture' on the high-level walkways that span the Thames.
A new permanent display of mosaic portraits of notable local women has been unveiled at Morley College by the Mayor of Lambeth.
Residents of Reverdy Road have given the thumbs-up to to a film about their street which will be broadcast this week.
Commuters and tourists crossing one of the Golden Jubilee footbridges alongside Hungerford Bridge on Wednesday found a 15-foot inflatable red ball wedged into the structure of the bridge.
To mark the end of Jerwood Visual Arts' Assembly exhibition, artist Charlie Woolley led a banner making workshop on Sunday which concluded in a banner drop outside the Jerwood Space building.
50 pianos free for anybody to play have appeared on the streets of London - and seven of them are in SE1.
A model of St Bride's Church in Fleet Street made from sponge cake was displayed this weekend at the offices of John Robertson Architects in Southwark Street.
An underground horticultural installation has opened in a dark, dank railway arch at the Old Vic Tunnels in Waterloo.
Campaigners hoping to save two Victorian buildings likely to be demolished as part of the redevelopment of London Bridge Station have opened an exhibition of the work of the two architects responsible for the historic structures.
Local mental health charity CoolTan Arts last month hosted a Dickens-themed fashion show in the atmospheric setting of the Cable nightclub under London Bridge Station.
Thanks to the reader who sent in these great pictures of Sunday's momentous river pageant to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Off-the-shelf Diamond Jubilee bunting wasn't good enough for the designer-makers at Oxo Tower Wharf so they clubbed together to design and make their own decorations.
A Diamond Jubilee image designed by 11-year-old Malika Mohammed has been unveiled in Potters Fields Park on the hoardings around Berkeley Homes' One Tower Bridge development.
The London Eye features on a set of commemorative postage stamps issued by Isle of Man Post Office to mark the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant.
Cricketers Charlotte Edwards, Kevin Pietersen and Sir Viv Richards helped celebrate Chance to Shine's Brit Insurance National Cricket Day at Johanna Primary, Oasis Academy Waterloo on Tuesday
More than 200 guests attended the Mayor of Southwark's charity ball event held at Vinopolis last Saturday evening.
A pavement book exchange where secondhand books can be swapped freely has been set up in the doorway of Forster Communications' Southwark Street offices.
A stained glass window to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee has been installed at Southwark Cathedral.
A London Eye capsule was turned into a temporary garden on Wednesday to mark the launch of Cityscapes, a summer-long programme of temporary gardens around the South Bank, Bankside and London Bridge.
Pupils from Tower Bridge Primary School have visited the Berkeley Homes construction site next to Potters Fields Park.
The Prince of Wales has opened an exhibition at Lambeth Palace featuring his own prayer book.
Pupils from Snowsfields and St Joseph's Primary Schools visited Borough Market on Tuesday to help put in a new batch of plants at the market's mobile allotments.
Fowlers Troop brought the Deptford Jack in the Green back to Southwark on Tuesday for a May Day tour of pubs in SE1 and the City.
Bankside Open Spaces Trust is inviting SE1 residents to grow flowers and vegetables or make cakes and chutneys for a flower show in celebration of Octavia Hill a century after her death.
St George's Day in Southwark was marked by events at the borough's two cathedrals as well the Borough's church of St George and Red Cross Garden.
"As the patron saint of multicultural and multilingual England, St George seems perfect," declared Fr Rana Khan in his sermon at the St George in Southwark Festival service.
On a wet Wednesday morning a bedraggled group of walkers gathered in Talbot Yard to embark on a literary pilgrimage from Southwark to the shrine of St Thomas Becket tracing the route taken by Chaucer's fictional pilgrims in the Canterbury Tales.
A rowan tree has been planted in Archbishop's Park as part of a programme teaching children about the importance of trees.
The former PriceMark 98p shop at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre has been transformed into a temporary cinema showing an extraordinary film about one man's quest to understand the neighbourhood and what makes it tick.
Dame Helen Mirren visited London Ambulance Service headquarters in Waterloo this week to meet the people behind the London Ambulance Voluntary Responder Group and learn how to save a life.
A public bicycle pump has been installed outside the Three Stags pub at the corner of Kennington Road and Lambeth Road.
The Rocketvan Box Shop in Union Street has unveiled its latest creation - a model of the Shard.
A fork discovered during excavations at the Rose Theatre on Bankside will be the subject of a programme presented by British Museum director Neil MacGregor on BBC Radio 4 this spring.
Floral depictions of London landmarks including Tower Bridge and the London Eye have gone on show at City Hall this week.
200 pupils at Cathedral School in Redcross Way will dress up in tiger costumes this Friday as part of a month-long initiative to raise funds and awareness for tiger conservation projects.
Slick Shooter, a game based on tiddlywinks devised by pupils at the Walworth Academy, will go on sale at the Design Museum shop this sumer.
David Mach's coat hanger crucifixion Die Harder has been installed in Southwark Cathedral. This is the first time that the work has been seen in London.
Films made by Bermondsey Borough Council in the 1920s and 1930s to promote public health are at the centre of a new temporary display at the Wellcome Collection in Euston Road.
A Southwark Street restaurant has served up 100 kilograms of locally grown salad and vegetables in the past six months thanks to a partnership with St Mungo's community gardening programme Putting Down Roots.
A new recycling bin for small electrical appliances such as hairdryers and irons has been installed outside Mint Street Park by Southwark Council and Veolia Environmental Services.
Southwark Cathedral and Charles Dickens Primary School led the local celebrations of the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens with a range of events.
The 'Bee my honey' range has been created by designers Tina Tsang and Charlotte Sale and incorporates honey from the Royal Festival Hives at Southbank Centre.
A blue plaque recognising Borough Market's status as "London's oldest fruit and veg market" has been unveiled by the Mayor of Southwark.
A charity 'book bin' has been added to the recycling point outside Waterloo Millennium Green in Baylis Road.
Photographic portraits of Peckham residents taken in the aftermath of last summer's riots have gone on display in Bermondsey Square.
Drawings and paintings of Borough Market and nearby streets feature in Peta Bridle's exhibition at Southwark Cathedral.
The Royal Oak in Tabard Street has been honoured with two awards and inclusion in a new book on important pubs.
Bisola, whose drawing won a Christmas card competition, has visited Borough market with her class.
The rooftop garden at the Queen Elizabeth Hall - one of the success stories of this summer's Festival of Britain 60th anniversary celebrations - has reopened with a winter twist.
More than 100 older Southwark residents sat down to lunch in the Jubilee Market at Borough Market on Sunday at the market's annual Christmas event for the local community.
Downton Abbey star Jim Carter visited the National Theatre last week for the opening of the 'Take a View: Landscape Photographer of the Year 2011' exhibition.
The Swan at Shakespeare's Globe has introduced its own label stout, ale and lager in time for Christmas.
The Christmas tree lights in Southwark Cathedral and Borough Market were switched on simultaneously on Wednesday evening during Better Bankside's annual service for local businesses and their employees.
There was a champagne toast to Eileen Gamblin as she stepped down from her catering role at Christ Church in Blackfriars Road after 44 years.
Better Bankside is inviting local residents and workers to donate a Christmas present for homeless and vulnerably-housed people in Southwark.
For the ninth year running local photographer Steve Hollingshead has created a limited edition calendar featuring unusual events from across London.
A small 'insect hotel' built from old exhibition materials and inspired by the design of Elephant & Castle's Heygate Estate has gone on display at the Garden Museum in Lambeth.
For the fourth year a Christmas market is being held on the Thames Path along the South Bank between Jubilee Gardens and Waterloo Bridge.
The Fénix 2 capsule created in a naval shipyard for the rescue of 33 miners trapped 700 metres underground in a Chilean mine last year has been put on display in Albert Embankment.
Sophie Dickens, sculptor of the 'Four Evangelists' on temporary show at Southwark Cathedral, has been talking about the work.
Chairs, crockery and cutlery from two of SE1's best-known restaurants are among the exhibits at the Design Museum's fascinating celebration of the 80th birthday of Sir Terence Conran.
Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday have been observed at war memorials around SE1.
Jon Snow joined his ITN colleague Jude Cowan at Woolfson & Tay on Monday evening to talk about her exhibition and poetry book inspired by her work as a television archivist.
Just three years after setting up hives on the roof of his Bermondsey Street home, SE1 beekeeper Dale Gibson has won two prestigious awards.
Kate Chisholm visited Bankside on Thursday to celebrate the publication of her book on Samuel Johnson and women.
To mark the end of the three-year Lottery-funded 'Play in your Manor' scheme, Bankside Open Spaces Trust held a fireworks display at Mint Street Park on Friday evening.
Hanfmutschli (which translates as "The Joint") is a cheese produced in the Emmental region of Central Switzerland and now on sale at Borough Market.
A 1990s regional ITV soap set at a fictional SE1 restaurant has been released on DVD.
An audience of more than 200 people gathered in The Scoop at More London on Wednesday to watch a performance by 10 adults with learning disabilities who attend Bede House and 10 schoolchildren from nearby Grange Primary School.
An exhibition of "lost gems of local art history" by renowned artists including the Bloomsbury Group's Roger Fry and Duncan Grant has opened at London South Bank University.
Royal Navy frigate HMS Sutherland, which recently saw action in the Libya conflict, will sail up the Thames to London on Tuesday 18 October for a five-day visit to the capital.
Tacita Dean's 11-minute silent film is the latest artwork to fill the turbine hall at Tate Modern as part of the Unilever Series of commissions for the vast space at the heart of the former Bankside Power Station.
Trees for Cities chief executive Sharon Johnson has visited Spurgeon Street to acknowledge the commitment of residents to continued tree care.
Good weather brought thousands to the Bermondsey Street Festival on Saturday.
A lunch made from produce gathered on Bankside has been staged in Red Cross Garden.
Japanese ambassador Keiichi Hayashi and culture secretary Jeremy Hunt opened the third annual Japan Matsuri event, held this year for the first time in and around County Hall on the South Bank.
A multi-coloured army of 20 gorillas has appeared on the riverside next to City Hall as part of a charity fundraising drive organised by Bristol Zoo Gardens.
A series of small gardens appeared in Concert Hall Approach on the South Bank on Friday as part of International Park(ing) Day when car parking spaces across the world are turned into green spaces for the day.
The 15th annual Thames Festival brought thousands of visitors to the South Bank and Bankside this weekend.
A picture that will in time become familiar to thousands of commuters when reproduced in the new southern entrance of Blackfriars Station has gone on show at the nearby Bankside Gallery.
Bermondsey resident Jessie Allen will next month join Susan Harper Todd in a trek to Everest Base Camp with the aim of raising £100,000 for Women for Women to support women rights in war-torn countries and help women victims of war rebuild their lives.
A stone believed to be from the original Waterloo Bridge is on display as part of an exhibition to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of engineer John Rennie.
Patrick Spottiswoode - one of the first people hired by Sam Wanamaker when he started his campaign to reconstruct Shakespeare's Globe - has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Warwick University.
The owner of an Elephant & Castle kebab shop had reacted with disappointment to the inclusion of his takeaway in a new book of pictures of urban grime and decay.
The SE1 Living Heritage exhibition, the culmination of a two year project, has opened on three floors at the Bargehouse on Oxo Tower Wharf.
Summerfest 2011 took place in Archbishop's Park on one of the hottest days of the year.
Russell Scott-Skinner, described as the new surrealist painter, is having his first solo London show at gallery@oxo.
A print called 'The Borough' by leading typographer Alan Kitching has been hung in the Royal Oak in Tabard Street.
Abigail Tripp and Melanie Tighe are the new job share assistant directors of Waterloo Community Development Group.
Southwark Circle, the local membership organisation for the over-50s, is launching its discount dining club with 'The Big Dine Out' event on Wednesday 20 July.
The historic Doggett's Coat and Badge Race on the River Thames from London Bridge to Chelsea was held on Friday.
A temporary cycle rack which fits 10 bicycles in the space that one car would normally occupy has moved to The Cut after a month in nearby Lower Marsh.
Fashion experts from Bermondsey Street's Cockfighter and Pussy Willow judged the 'eco-warrior' themed fashion show at Cathedral School in Redcross Way on Thursday.
Didjeridu players serenaded commuters on the five road and pedestrian bridges that link Southwark to the City on Tuesday morning.
A book exchange is now operating five days a week under the railway arch in Union Street.
Views of SE1 and as well as work by Southwark artists feature in this year's Royal Academy of Arts Summer Show.
A forgotten space on the Kipling Estate was opened for just one night for an art event.
The 400th anniversary of the King James Bible is being marked at Lambeth Palace with an exhibition called 'Out of the Original Sacred Tongues'.
A quiet alleyway off Redcross Way in Borough has been included in Disney London, a map of locations associated with the company's films.
Tools for the terrified is just one of the courses on offer at the Goodlife Centre, a new training centre run by Jo Behari and Alison Winfield-Chislett whose aim is to present trades and the way people learn them in a different light.
If you were confused by an unexpected peal of church bells coming from the river on Sunday afternoon, we can help to explain.
Paul Ashton is staging his first one man show at Nolia's Gallery in Great Suffolk Street.
The Rocket Van Box Shop in Union Street is marking the Royal Wedding with an unusual charity auction.
Stained glass artist Lawrence Lee whose work is found in Southwark has died at the age of 101.
Two local artists have set up a temporary studio at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre.
Local residents of all ages joined a May Day party on Sunday to celebrate four years of the Brookwood Triangle Community Garden at the corner of Webber Street and Lancaster Street.
Bamber Gascoigne has opened the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers annual exhibition at the Bankside Gallery.
Commuters at London Bridge Station during Maundy Thursday's pre-holiday rush hour were greeted by the unexpected sight of models and dancers taking part in a 'guerrilla' fashion show.
Shakespeare's Globe's marathon Holy Week recital of the King James Bible began on Palm Sunday with 20 actors working in rotation to present a 69-hour reaing of this historic book.
The organisers of the Waterloo Carnival have set the date for this year's event - Friday 15 July - and want your help to choose a theme.
Six rarely seen pen and wash pictures in a new art exhibition show Bankside during the 1920s.
On Sunday 17 April thousands of people will take part in the Virgin London Marathon. Here's a brief guide to some of the SE1 people who are taking part, and how you can help them raise cash for good causes.
Designs for an opera set in the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre have been put on display at a major national theatre exhibition in Cardiff.
A group of Oxfam volunteers have walked with a giant scupture from Manchester to Bankside to highlight the need to provide healthcare for mothers around the world.
If you've crossed Blackfriars Bridge in the last couple of weeks you might have noticed that something is missing.
Shoppers in Borough Market on Thursday and Friday were able to watch renowned graffiti artist Nathan Bowen create a new work to decorate the gates of the market's recycling compound.
Pupils and teachers at Walworth Academy welcomed BBC News presenter Huw Edwards to the school on Monday for a talk on current affairs and what life is like working in the media.
The City of London Corporation has launched an annual competition for a member of the public to win the opportunity to take the controls of Tower Bridge, stop the traffic and raise the bascules for a boat to pass through.
Members of Southwark Circle, a membership organisation for the over 50s, were in Borough Market on Red Nose Day painting shoppers' nails red in return for a £3 donation to Comic Relief.
The Southwark Young Pilgrims Project has held its 2011 showcase evening high above the Thames at Tower Bridge.
Better Bankside and the Architecture Foundation have named the five shortlisted entries in their competition to create new portable, secure bicycle parking in the Bankside area.
15 young street dancers from the Tabard Gardens Estate gave a preview performance at Hankey Hall on Monday night as they prepared to entertain a much larger crowd at the Den.
The newly relaunched Downside Centre is inviting local residents to have a free trial of its 'Downside Fit' membership package for its gym and swimming pool.
The highlights of Lambeth Palace Library's 400th anniversary exhibition are now available in an iPhone app.
A full-scale replica of Trafalagar Square's empty fourth plinth has been installed at the end of County Street in SE1.
Around Valentine's Day courting birds across the UK will begin inspecting potential nesting sites - and thanks to the Nestworks project there are more possibilities than ever around the streets of Bankside.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrated the centenary of the 'Spirit of Ecstasy' or 'Flying Lady' – which adorns the front of each and every Rolls-Royce vehicle - with a procession of cars through London on Sunday morning.
Members of the enterprise club at Charles Dickens Primary School helped to organise an event to promote healthy eating at the Costcutter store in Southwark Bridge Road on Friday.
Former Guardian journalist Victor Keegan has published a new iPhone app which uses geolocation to highlight the locations around London which have associations with the Bard.
Mud has been flying in Morley College’s secret garden as two of its tutors embark on a new outdoor installation piece and uncover some local history along the way.
Children from a Southwark primary school sang carols on the concourse of London Bridge Station on Wednesday morning to raise money for a winter night shelter project run by local churches.
A pop-up bar on the roof of a Tooley Street office building is open to the public for eight nights only.
For the eighth year Southwark-based photographer Steve Hollingshead has created a limited edition calendar celebrating the spirit of London.
For the first time BFI Southbank is hosting a Card Aid charity Christmas card shop.
Every Friday morning for the past 62 years antiques have been bought and sold in Bermondsey Square. A new film by Kevin Dolan explore the past and present of the New Caledonian Market.
Colin Slee, Dean of Southwark, has died after a short illness and just a fortnight after his 65th birthday.
The third annual Cologne Christmas Market has opened on the South Bank between the Jubilee Gardens flagpole and the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
A woman whose heart stopped beating during a Good Friday visit to a Borough Market cafe has been reunited with the paramedics who saved her life.
Quentin Blake will this week unveil a new large-scale work created as a gift to the Unicorn Theatre for children to celebrate the 5th anniversary of its Tooley Street home and support its work with underprivileged children.
Local artist Rebecca Davies has taken over a shop unit at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre for the past two weeks for a project to celebrate the area's sense of community.
The Vanishing Point exhibition at Hotel Elephant in Newington Causeway is now in its final week.
More than 500 vehicles - all at least 106 years old - took part in the 77th London to Brighton Veteran Car Run on Sunday morning.
Shadows of the Wanderer, a large installation by the Brazilian sculptor Ana Maria Pacheco, has gone on display in St John's Church in Waterloo.
'Fireworks-style' lighting has been installed in the Clink Street tunnel which forms part of the Thames Path.
Australia's first saint, who is to be canonised on Sunday in Rome, has strong links with Southwark.
Wenceslaus Hollar's 1647 panorama of the City of London seen from the tower of what is now Southwark Cathedral has been released as an iPhone and iPad app.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has unveiled his latest creation in Tate Modern's turbine hall - a carpet of more than 100 million ceramic replicas of sunflower seed husks.
The Old Vic Tunnels, a labyrinthine space underneath Waterloo Station, are looking for seven young artists to produce a programme of new music, dance, fashion, theatre, film, photography and comedy next February.
An exhibition devoted to the artist Austin Osman Spare, who lived and worked in Southwark and Waterloo, has opened at the Cuming Museum.
London South Bank University has launched an online catalogue of its archive, offering public access to dozens of images dating back to the foundation of the Borough Polytechnic Institute in 1892.
Visitors to Waterloo Action Centre can now identify the building more easily thanks to a new mosaic sign created by members of a local older people's group.
Purdy Hicks Gallery, Hopton's Almshouses, Jerwood Space and Dulwich Picture Gallery are all displaying the work of sculpture by Peter Randall-Page during September.
The sun shone for the Bermondsey Street Festival on Saturday. What started as a small event in Tanner Street Park in 2006 now fills the street from Crucifix Lane to Bermondsey Square.
Visitors to the South Bank will be able to try out Thomas Heathwick's playful Spun Seats this weekend as part of the London Design Festival.
Despite an unpromising forecast the weather was sunny for the fourteenth Thames Festival, a weekend of activities on and around the river culminating in a fireworks display on Sunday night.
A sculpture by Danuta Solowiej has been placed in the east garden of St George the Martyr Church as part of the Polish Art Festival ARTeria.
Accomplice - a combination of theatre, game and walking tour which has been a hit on the streets of New York and Los Angeles - is coming to Southwark in September.
Three ten-day 'magic camps' have been held at Guy's Hospital this summer to help improve children's motor skills and confidence by encouraging them to practice therapeutic hand and arm movements in a fun and challenging way.
Danish construction toy company Lego has announced the launch of a new model kit of London's Tower Bridge made up of 4,287 pieces.
The youth-led media project and radio station has been going for six years and aims to present young people in a positive light.
A helicopter flew low over Lambeth Bridge on Saturday morning during filming for Anubhav Sinha's Bollywood science-fiction superhero film RA. One.
The great great grandson of Patrick Stirling, the engineer who designed the Stirling Single locomotive featured in the current production of the Railway Children at Waterloo Station, came to see the show this week.
Free camel rides were on offer in Potters Fields Park on Wednesday as part of a promotional stunt for easyJet's new route from Gatwick to Luxor.
An exhibition of works created by Waterloo social enterprise Southbank Mosaics can be seen in a pop-up garden outside barristers' chambers in Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Last month a group of guerrilla geographers took over the Golden Hinde for the launch of a new iPhone app called Mission:Explore which encourages young people to engage in "playful research" to get to know their surroundings.
Waterloo's newest theatre opens its doors in four weeks' time. We talk to Gerald Armin, the man behind this ambitious new not-for-profit venture.
Blackfriars Road, described as 'an innovative art gallery', has opened in Blackfriars Road near the Ufford Street junction.
A fete inspired by those of yesteryear was up by Team London Bridge in Melior Street Gardens on Wednesday.
Theatre company Tangled Feet has taken over an empty shop at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre to develop a project all about measuring the immeasurable.
More than 20 SE1 people and organisations have received Southwark in Bloom awards for their efforts to make the borough greener and more beautiful.
Akai, winner of Sky 1's Got to Dance, joined the cast of the hip-hop show Into the Hoods in the South Bank's Queen Elizabeth Hall undercroft on Wednesday afternoon.
Amelia Suarez, who founded and ran the Cafe Nova Interchange social enterprise at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, is retiring to Spain.
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations visited Waterloo-based youth forum SE1 United for advice earlier this month.
Southwark Cathedral's girls' choir has marked its tenth anniversary by singing a choral evensong attended by past choristers and their parents.
The seventh Waterloo Carnival - held in and around Lower Marsh on Friday - had a jungle theme.
Pupils from the London Nautical School were among 48 teenagers on board the Tall Ships Youth Trust's 60-metre brig Stavros S Niarchos as it passed through Tower Bridge on Wednesday evening.
Turner Prize-nominated artist Mark Titchner has created a giant banner bearing the text "nothing for myself that is not also for others" that will be displayed on the wall of the Art House at Cathedral School in Redcross Way.
A new play set in the Elephant & Castle area opens this week at the temporary theatre in the shopping centre.
CARE International UK is celebrating 25 years of defending dignity and fighting poverty with a striking open-air photography exhibition on the Bankside riverside walkway near Tate Modern.
The House of Commons rowing crew was victorious in the annual parliamentary boat race on the River Thames on Thursday afternoon.
The South Bank is playing host to the Kerala Carnival this week.
The streets of Bankside were filled with unexpected sights last weekend as the focus of the London Festival of Architecture moved south of the river for its final weekend.
Alexei Sayle refereed a writers versus scientists football match in Jubilee Gardens on the South Bank on Wednesday night to mark the launch of the London Literature Festival.
A small new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum tells the story of 250 First World War soldiers who were recovered from a mass grave in Fromelles, northern France.
Local residents and workers are being asked to take a snap of their favourite building in the Bankside area for a photo exhibition to be held this weekend as part of the London Festival of Architecture.
The winning entries from the St George in Southwark Festival competition are on show at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre during the World Cup season.
England and Sussex cricketer Matt Prior visited Waterloo's Johanna Primary school on Wednesday for Brit Insurance National Cricket Day.
The winner of a new art competition will have their work displayed on the hoardings on the eastern side of Blackfriars Bridge for a year.
An 'igloo' and a chair made from a structure of rolled-up newspapers designed by pupils at Tower Bridge Primary School are part of a new exhibition at the Royal Institute of British Architects in Portland Place.
Ms Dynamite was the star of a celebratory gig at The Scoop amphitheatre on Saturday attended by 800 people.
A model of the integrated wind turbines at the top of the Strata SE1 tower has gone on display in the Summer Exhibition ot the Royal Academy of Arts in Piccadilly.
Firefighter Ritchie Brockies has been presented with a long service medal by the London Fire Brigade commissioner Ron Dobson.
The children at the Evelina Children's Hospital had a surprise this week when Spiderman and Superman dropped in to help clean the windows.
110 people from 41 voluntary groups were last week given a Southwark Stars award by Volunteer Centre Southwark at a ceremony held in the Shunt Lounge at London Bridge.
A pub sign from the Boar's Head Tavern on Eastcheap - the setting for Shakespeare's Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 - is now on display in the foyer of Shakespeare's Globe on Bankside.
A giant sofa, table and lamp appeared in Potters Fields Park on Thursday as part of an attempt by Doritos to beat the Guinness World Record for largest living room.
A BT cabinet in Trinity Street has been turned into a work of art as part of a council-run scheme to spruce up local street furniture.
An interactive 1891 map has been installed at the Museum of London enabling visitors to locate their Waterloo or Southwark address and its Victorian social status.
A 1908 photograph of women working in a cardboard box factory in Southwark Bridge Road is one of the images released by English Heritage to promote its new online catalogue.
More than 100 children from Lambeth and Southwark aged between 9 and 16 auditioned to perform in the support cast for the production of The Railway Children at the old Waterloo Eurostar station on Saturday.
A mobile bubble-shaped performance pavilion was launched in Potters Fields Park on Thursday as part of the countdown to Big Dance week.
The 400th anniversary of the Lambeth Palace Library is being marked by an exhibition of its little-known national treasures.
A new range of single-speed bikes is being exhibited at SoBo in Tower Bridge Road as the coffee shop and gallery launches its new evening menu.
A social enterprise bike repair shop is hoping to raise £3,000 to help an Indian mountain bike champion achieve his dream of competing internationally.
In 2006 the Southwark local elections produced a hung council with 28 Labour councillors and 28 Lib Dem members. Since then a Lib Dem/Tory administration has run the borough. Labour leader Peter John delivers his verdict and talks about his party's plans.
Simon Hughes has been Bermondsey's MP for 27 years. He tells us why voters should back him again, and why he's excited about the prospect of the Lib Dems holding the balance of power at Westminster.
Loanna Morrison tells us she's doubtful about climate change, thinks the public sector is too big and admits that the Lib Dems "have done quite a good job".
Val Shawcross is no stranger to readers of the London SE1 website - she's represented Lambeth & Southwark on the London Assembly for the past decade and has even posted on the SE1 forum from time to time.
Nick Stanton tells us about Southwark Lib Dems' plans for a greener borough and greater devolution of power to community councils if they win outright control of the council on Thursday.
Prizewinners in the annual St George in Southwark art and writing competition include pupils at Friars Primary School and London Nautical School as well as adults.
"In recent years I have been delighted to see this appetite for celebrating St George growing," declared Fr Ray Andrews preaching at St George the Martyr Church on Sunday.
Jo Brand has viewed the giant 'memorial Easter egg' at St George the Martyr church in Borough High Street.
Rupert Hill has written Walking London's Monuments and Statues which is described as "an illustrated tour of London's public art in 13 fact-filled walks".
"Platform is a platform for the quality of produce that Barnaby is producing," said Tony McKinlay at the opening of his Tooley Street restaurant a few doors from the London Dungeon.
Old Kent Road firefighter Ryland Culling is gearing up for the London Marathon 2010.
The Real Crisp Company brought its Real Election Poll to Waterloo to get people to demonstrate their voting intentions.
The Riverside Bookshop in Hay's Galleria was packed for the launch of Penny Rudge's book Foolish Lessons in Life and Love.
A giant Easter egg brought a little bit of Poland to the streets of Borough on Holy Saturday last weekend.
A colourful bus from Pakistan has arrived outside the Royal Festival Hall to mark the start of the five-day Alchemy festival at Southbank Centre.
A painting of a disastrous fire in 1832 at the Anchor Brewery on Bankside has been purchased by the Guildhall Art Gallery and is on show till Sunday 11 April.
A specially commissioned light installation by multimedia artist Carsten Nicolai can be seen on the facade of the Siobhan Davies Studios in St George's Road.
Most kids like eating chocolate at Easter time and the children at the Evelina Children's Hospital are no different.
A ewe and two lambs were the stars of the show at Borough Market on Thursday as part of the Real Food Festival's weekly event in the Jubilee Market.