194 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3TQ
This is a great spot to enjoy a selection of traditional Spanish tapas over a glass of cava. The tapas are always made from the finest seasonal ingredients and are delicious.
THE BOOKSHOP ON THE HEATH
74 Tranquil Vale, SE3 0BW
This is one of London’s oldest bookshops where you can find all sorts of rare and secondhand books, as well as maps and old prints.
BAMBUNI WINE & GROCERY
26 Nunhead Green, SE15 3QF
This lovely delicatessen has a charcuterie counter, craft beers, fine wines and great coffee and cake. It’s my favourite place to get wine, cheese and beer.
100 London Road, SE23 3PQ
With its array of taxidermy animals, an aquarium and a musical instrument gallery, the museum is a treat for the curious mind and also boasts a beautiful botanical garden.
GREENWICH FOOT TUNNEL
Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 9HT
I love cycling alongside Deptford Creek to the Cutty Sark and the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, which crosses beneath the Thames to the Isle of Dogs. From here I cross over on foot, coming out into Mudchute.
8 Southwark Street, SE1 1TL
Filled with so much lovely fresh produce and speciality ingredients, I see this market as “London’s larder”.
Maidenstone Hill, Greenwich Park, SE10 8SY
A great place for spectacular panoramic views and a quiet space to relax and read a book.
BOROUGH KITCHEN COOK SHOP
16 Borough High Street, SE1 9QG
This is full of quality cookware, from pots and pans to handmade wooden bowls.
THE TELEGRAPH AT THE EARL OF DERBY
87 Dennett’s Road, SE14 5LW
This pub has a great community vibe and is situated at the start of Telegraph Hill, which has wonderful views of the London skyline.