Winter 2015

Dear Readers

It’s Panto Season!

Summer? Autumn? Tsch! It’s behind you! Pantomime and Christmas theatre is here; complete with music, comedy, slapstick and fairy tales, as well as all of the local winter festivals and markets. Unfortunately there is so much to do in London this season we can barely fit it in one edition!

For those trying to resist falling down the rabbit-hole of excessive celebration, we have scouted a gym with a sociable atmosphere as well as muscle-busting weights, helping you to get ahead of that inevitable resolution.

Following our last spotlight on Rotherhithe, this season we shine our light on Borough, journeying through some of its history and familiar locations. To round it off, we have winter tales at Shakespeare’s Globe and a Borough High Street ghost story based on real events nearly 100 years ago.

We hope this all makes for a good seasonal read and all that remains to be said is ‘Have a wonderful Christmas!’

From all of us at The RIVER Magazine


A Webb


Angela Webb, Editor

Also from this Edition:
  • OPERA osteria Romance is in the air along Borough High Street
  • turkish DELIGHTS #2: Moussaka Traditional exotic food served in comfortable modern style
  • beer O'CLOCK A taste of something different
  • lavender hill BLUE The Valentina craftsmanship and tremendous taste comes to Clapham Junction
  • WINE CLUB from Lant Street Wines
  • well-HEELED Stepping through London's winter fashions
  • a local hero REMEMBERED Concrete, metal and determination shaped into an outstanding tribute
  • a capital CHRISTMAS Highlights this year in and around London's centre
  • four winter TALES Previewing the winter season at The Globe, where four of Shakespeare's late, great plays will be performed by candlelight
  • Entertainments Listings Winter 2015/16 season listings
  • building a BETTER BODY The road to a healthier you starts here
  • sally ARMY Soup, Soap and Salvation
  • LIFE in abundance Recent reports and sightings have shown that life in our famous Thames is thriving
  • defining BOROUGH Exploring the past and present of the first London borough to emerge outside of The City
  • the grey lady: A GHOST STORY A 'haunted' house on Borough High Street is unremarkable in every other respect

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