Must see nightlife in Brixton, Peckham & South London

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    Shrub and Shutter

    Before Shrub and Shutter opened, this part of London was devoid of well-crafted cocktails. Call it gentrification or a sign of the times, but drinkers now…

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    Brew By Numbers

    In the centre of the Bermondsey Beer Mile, this microbrewery's raison d'être is experimentation. Everything from its 'scientific' branding (the numbers…

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    Mayflower

    This 16th-century pub is easily one of London's most atmospheric. It's named after the vessel that took the first colonists to North America, which set…

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    Cloudwater

    This industrial minimalist space, all light wood and artsy flags hung from the corrugated metal ceiling, is the taproom of Manchester-based Cloudwater…

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    Lost & Co

    This fantastic cocktail bar-cum-restaurant fills with a fun and hedonistic crowd while the garden at the back is the venue for many a summer drinking…

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    Draft House

    Taking beer seriously, standout Draft House – where middle-class cash and high expectations effortlessly dovetail – is no slouch. There's 18 ales, stouts…

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    Fourpure

    Though it's buried at the back of a security-gated working industrial estate, Fourpure has the fanciest taproom on the Bermondsey Beer Mile. Revamped and…

  • Frank's

    It doesn't take much to make Londoners happy on a sunny day, and the simple summer-only setup at Frank's is an al-fresco favourite. Drink in the views …

  • Balham Bowls Club

    This former lawn bowling clubhouse no longer has its green, but it’s lost none of its retro allure. 'BBC' is now one of the best pubs in South London. The…

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    Brixton Brewery

    Though its beers are now sold as far away as Hong Kong, Brixton Brewery remembers its roots in its railway-arch taproom. The names of the brews, with big…

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    40 Maltby Street

    This tunnel-like wine-bar-cum-kitchen sits under the railway arches that support trains as they travel in and out of London Bridge. It is first and…

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    Ship and Whale

    Traditional British roasts on Sunday are a big pull to this Rotherhithe watering hole by the Thames, occupying a building dating to the late 19th century…

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    Jensen's

    This micro gin distillery at the end of Maltby Street Market provides weekend G&Ts for shoppers and snackers from its railway-arch premises. Jensen's…

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    Hiver

    There's a buzz about Hiver, which sources honey from London bees to infuse into its IPAs, ales and blondes sold at its railway-arch taproom at the end of…

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    Effra Hall Tavern

    This rather rundown old boozer brings you closer to the heart of the Brixton Afro-Caribbean vibe than any other pub in the area, thanks to the spicy…

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    Elephant & Castle

    Elephant and Castle almost lost the most recent incarnation of its namesake neighbourhood pub, but the council named this spot an asset of community value…

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    Ministry of Sound

    A veteran of London's club scene, the Ministry of Sound put four bars, three dance floors and more than 60 speakers to pump in trance, house, electro and…

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    Bussey Building

    This former cricket-bat factory was saved from demolition and turned into an eclectic cultural space spanning several floors that encourage exploration…

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    Southwark Brewing Company

    The newest kid on the block along Bermondsey's beer mile, this microbrewery is a hangar-like space kitted out with big tables and sofas. You're welcome to…

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    Prince of Wales

    While some pubs that festoon their ceilings with bric-a-brac and hang London Underground station signs on the walls can be tiresome, the Prince of Wales…