South London Eats 🥞✨
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I personally lived in South London for 2 years and I LOVED it! Typically South London is more residential and there aren't as many touristy attractions. However, if you wanted a non-tourist day or wanted to live a bit like a local, head on down because I really loved living in the south! Fun fact: My flatmate and I had a challenge that once a month we’d try a new restaurant in the area, so needless to say I've been to a lot of restaurants in the South! I've put together a list of my favourite places south of the Thames for you to discover and enjoy!
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Brunch:

Flotsam & Jetsam (Wandsworth)
@czphoneshome
The breakfast here is famous! The few times I went, there was always a line! It's a super delicious and super cute place right across from Wandsworth Park! A perfect place to spend a Sunday! 🥞 To get there, you can take the train to Wandsworth Common station and walk down from there! Note: as I said, it is usually busy because they are walk-in only, so try and come a bit earlier to avoid any lines! I've come here for pastries and a hot drink for takeaway and I've also come for a delicious pancake breakfast and both were well worth the wait!
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Megan's on the Hill (Balham)
@czphoneshome
There are a few Megan restaurants around London but this one was closest to us and was absolutely adorable! The interior was really cute and I loved the decor - it was the perfect vibe for brunch! To make the experience better, their pancakes were sublime! 🥞 This location isn't too far from Balham tube and the train station! It's just on the other side of Sainsbury's!
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Juliet’s Quality Foods (Tooting Broadway)
@czphoneshome
Their name gives it away but they really do have quality food here! They have a cute outside terrace in the back of the restaurant and really amazing cookies! 🍪 This location is just down the street from Tooting Broadway Station!
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Market Finds:

Tacos + Tequila (Tooting Broadway)
@czphoneshome
I highly recommend visiting Broadway Market! It is so cool and there are mazes of restaurants and food spots all inside! One in particular that I loved was Tacos and Tequila! 🌮 Note: there are 2 markets side by side, Tooting Market and Broadway Market. So if you’re thinking of visiting make sure you’re in the right one! (I personally prefer Broadway Market, it has a much cooler vibe and has a bigger selection of food!) It can get busy in the market at nights so if you can book ahead to secure your spot that would a good idea, if not you can always pop around and look at the many different choices as well! Tip: the cocktails were amazing!!
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Rudie's Jerk Shack (Brixton Village)
@czphoneshome
Brixton Village is another market with tonnes of food options! I love exploring the mazes of London's markets because you can find so many interesting places and great food! We by chance stumbled across Rudie's when looking for a place to eat one evening and it was super delicious! 😋
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Pubs:

Knowles of Norwood (Tulse Hill)
@czphoneshome
This was my local pub for a while, so I’m a little biased but I loved it here! I always took family and friends when they came to visit me! It has really nice food, lots of seating, really friendly staff and a great place to spend an evening! 🍻 Tip: This is where I discovered Sticky Toffee Pudding and I never looked back!!
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The Selkirk SW17 (Tooting Broadway)
@czphoneshome
This is where I tried my first Sunday roast, so it’s a special memory for me! It’s another classic local London pub where you can’t go wrong if you’re in the mood for food! 🍽️
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Anchor Bankside (Southwark)
@czphoneshome
This pub is right on the Thames and is in the centre of the touristy areas. Normally you might not want to eat right in the tourist centre but this is a really cool pub! When I’m looking for pubs, I typically look for ones with lots of indoor and outdoor seating and this one was full to the brim! I also am a big fan of decor and this pub is super cool inside! ⚓️
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Restaurant:

Swan at the Globe (Southwark)
@czphoneshome
This restaurant is actually attached to the Globe Theatre and has GORGEOUS views of the Thames! If you can, try and sit on the second floor, by the windows where you will be able to see the Thames and St Pauls in the distance! It was the perfect place to grab a bite to eat before seeing a play! 🎭 I also saw while I was there that they also do a themed afternoon tea that looked amazing! I reserved our table in advance because we were visiting a show after and I didn't want to risk it with the crowds of Theatre goers! I actually didn't end up being that busy but it was still during Covid so maybe book it just in case!
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Draughts (Waterloo)
@czphoneshome
This is a board game cafe in a REALLY cool area in Waterloo! It's under the train station in a very trendy, artsy area! I never got a chance to go in because it was all booked up - just goes to show you how popular it is! ♟️🎲 So learn from my mistakes and book in advance if this is something you want to try! (Even if you don't want to go to the board game cafe, I'd still recommend checking this place out - its pretty cool!)
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Be sure to save this guide for your next visit to London and use the map feature to help you navigate to all of these wonderful places! 

Want more food recommendations for London? I've also put together a guide for my favourite spots in North London 👇🏼

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by! 

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Foodie finds in North London 🍽️ ✨
Even though I lived in South London for 2 years, I actually worked in the North. As long as the tube ride might have been, it did allow me to explore both sides of the river fairly well! I also had amazing colleagues ready to show me the hidden gems of the North which I have put together here for you!
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Hi, I'm Caity! I'm a Canadian ex-pat who is on her second working holiday visa in Europe! 🇨🇦🇫🇷 So far, I've lived and worked in London, England and now I'm living in the north of France! I love helping travelers explore and discover the underrated and unique sides of both the UK and France, I'm a trained history and geography educator, so naturally, I have fallen in love with exploring the world and all of its environments and cultures. When traveling I love speaking with locals to find the best food recommendations and I am always open to trying the local specialties and dishes! I set myself the travel goal of visiting 30 countries before the age of 30 and currently, I am at 29 countries at the age of 27! Most of these 29 countries are found in Europe as I tried to make the most of my time living in Europe over the past 4 years! All of my travel guides and itineraries are packed with my own personal travel tips and recommendations or even places from my own bucket list! I hope I can help you plan your next adventure! ✨
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South London Eats 🥞✨
Caity Zagar
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I personally lived in South London for 2 years and I LOVED it! Typically South London is more residential and there aren't as many touristy attractions. However, if you wanted a non-tourist day or wanted to live a bit like a local, head on down because I really loved living in the south! Fun fact: My flatmate and I had a challenge that once a month we’d try a new restaurant in the area, so needless to say I've been to a lot of restaurants in the South! I've put together a list of my favourite places south of the Thames for you to discover and enjoy!
10 Places • 3 Saves • ago
Free

Brunch:

Flotsam & Jetsam (Wandsworth)
@czphoneshome
The breakfast here is famous! The few times I went, there was always a line! It's a super delicious and super cute place right across from Wandsworth Park! A perfect place to spend a Sunday! 🥞 To get there, you can take the train to Wandsworth Common station and walk down from there! Note: as I said, it is usually busy because they are walk-in only, so try and come a bit earlier to avoid any lines! I've come here for pastries and a hot drink for takeaway and I've also come for a delicious pancake breakfast and both were well worth the wait!
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Megan's on the Hill (Balham)
@czphoneshome
There are a few Megan restaurants around London but this one was closest to us and was absolutely adorable! The interior was really cute and I loved the decor - it was the perfect vibe for brunch! To make the experience better, their pancakes were sublime! 🥞 This location isn't too far from Balham tube and the train station! It's just on the other side of Sainsbury's!
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Details
Juliet’s Quality Foods (Tooting Broadway)
@czphoneshome
Their name gives it away but they really do have quality food here! They have a cute outside terrace in the back of the restaurant and really amazing cookies! 🍪 This location is just down the street from Tooting Broadway Station!
Add to
Details

Market Finds:

Tacos + Tequila (Tooting Broadway)
@czphoneshome
I highly recommend visiting Broadway Market! It is so cool and there are mazes of restaurants and food spots all inside! One in particular that I loved was Tacos and Tequila! 🌮 Note: there are 2 markets side by side, Tooting Market and Broadway Market. So if you’re thinking of visiting make sure you’re in the right one! (I personally prefer Broadway Market, it has a much cooler vibe and has a bigger selection of food!) It can get busy in the market at nights so if you can book ahead to secure your spot that would a good idea, if not you can always pop around and look at the many different choices as well! Tip: the cocktails were amazing!!
Add to
Details
Rudie's Jerk Shack (Brixton Village)
@czphoneshome
Brixton Village is another market with tonnes of food options! I love exploring the mazes of London's markets because you can find so many interesting places and great food! We by chance stumbled across Rudie's when looking for a place to eat one evening and it was super delicious! 😋
Add to
Details

Pubs:

Knowles of Norwood (Tulse Hill)
@czphoneshome
This was my local pub for a while, so I’m a little biased but I loved it here! I always took family and friends when they came to visit me! It has really nice food, lots of seating, really friendly staff and a great place to spend an evening! 🍻 Tip: This is where I discovered Sticky Toffee Pudding and I never looked back!!
Add to
Details
The Selkirk SW17 (Tooting Broadway)
@czphoneshome
This is where I tried my first Sunday roast, so it’s a special memory for me! It’s another classic local London pub where you can’t go wrong if you’re in the mood for food! 🍽️
Add to
Details
Anchor Bankside (Southwark)
@czphoneshome
This pub is right on the Thames and is in the centre of the touristy areas. Normally you might not want to eat right in the tourist centre but this is a really cool pub! When I’m looking for pubs, I typically look for ones with lots of indoor and outdoor seating and this one was full to the brim! I also am a big fan of decor and this pub is super cool inside! ⚓️
Add to
Details

Restaurant:

Swan at the Globe (Southwark)
@czphoneshome
This restaurant is actually attached to the Globe Theatre and has GORGEOUS views of the Thames! If you can, try and sit on the second floor, by the windows where you will be able to see the Thames and St Pauls in the distance! It was the perfect place to grab a bite to eat before seeing a play! 🎭 I also saw while I was there that they also do a themed afternoon tea that looked amazing! I reserved our table in advance because we were visiting a show after and I didn't want to risk it with the crowds of Theatre goers! I actually didn't end up being that busy but it was still during Covid so maybe book it just in case!
Add to
Details

For Fun:

Draughts (Waterloo)
@czphoneshome
This is a board game cafe in a REALLY cool area in Waterloo! It's under the train station in a very trendy, artsy area! I never got a chance to go in because it was all booked up - just goes to show you how popular it is! ♟️🎲 So learn from my mistakes and book in advance if this is something you want to try! (Even if you don't want to go to the board game cafe, I'd still recommend checking this place out - its pretty cool!)
Add to
Details

Be sure to save this guide for your next visit to London and use the map feature to help you navigate to all of these wonderful places! 

Want more food recommendations for London? I've also put together a guide for my favourite spots in North London 👇🏼

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by! 

Free
Foodie finds in North London 🍽️ ✨
Even though I lived in South London for 2 years, I actually worked in the North. As long as the tube ride might have been, it did allow me to explore both sides of the river fairly well! I also had amazing colleagues ready to show me the hidden gems of the North which I have put together here for you!
Curated by Caity Zagar
11 Places • 4 Saves • ago
Details

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CURATED BY
Caity Zagar
Available for hire
Hi, I'm Caity! I'm a Canadian ex-pat who is on her second working holiday visa in Europe! 🇨🇦🇫🇷 So far, I've lived and worked in London, England and now I'm living in the north of France! I love helping travelers explore and discover the underrated and unique sides of both the UK and France, I'm a trained history and geography educator, so naturally, I have fallen in love with exploring the world and all of its environments and cultures. When traveling I love speaking with locals to find the best food recommendations and I am always open to trying the local specialties and dishes! I set myself the travel goal of visiting 30 countries before the age of 30 and currently, I am at 29 countries at the age of 27! Most of these 29 countries are found in Europe as I tried to make the most of my time living in Europe over the past 4 years! All of my travel guides and itineraries are packed with my own personal travel tips and recommendations or even places from my own bucket list! I hope I can help you plan your next adventure! ✨
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