South London

Couldn’t Diana Evans’s fretful couples just shut up and deal with it?

5 May 2018 9:00 am

My husband started reading Diana Evans’s third novel, Ordinary People, the day after I’d finished it. Three days later, I…

Why I took down my Vote Leave poster

2 July 2016 9:00 am

We fled Balham after the result, having been outed as the only Leave voters in Lambeth. The builder boyfriend and…

Gentrification: the rapid rebranding of Peckham

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Peter Robins on the rapid rebranding of Peckham

Victorian south London plumbing is pure evil

20 February 2016 9:00 am

My upstairs neighbours are terribly nice, but too naive to be allowed to renovate their flat in peace. The two…

Shame, sex, violence and race in 1980s London – and today

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Shame, sex, race and violence in 1980s London – and today

I’m just not cut out to be a local activist

18 April 2015 9:00 am

By and large, I’m not really sure the world is ready for me to join the steering committee of a…

Gordon Ramsay joins in the posh invasion of Battersea

5 April 2014 9:00 am

London House is in Battersea, which some people call South Chelsea, but is more East Wandsworth to my mind; or…

Dear Mary: How can I escape my neighbour’s spy cameras?

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Q. I have a problem with what might be called location blindness. I live in Balham, but when I arrange…