Writers & contributors Tom Kihl is co-editor of our north London sister site, Kentishtowner. He is a south London novice but nevertheless …


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Kate Burt has been a journalist for nearly 15 years, most recently as a commissioning editor and columnist at the Independent Magazine and Independent on Sunday. She also writes a monthly page in The Simple Things magazine and edited ‘Pedlars’ Guide to the Great Outdoors’ (Square Peg), as well as having taught and mentored budding young journalists at Catch 22 and Brixton’s Live Magazine.

Kate also runs daily design and interiors blog, Your Home is Lovely, after early blogging success Save the Boozer, an online celebration of the capital’s old-school pubs. She was born, grew up and still lives in south London (SW9, since you ask).

Writers & contributors

Tom Kihl is co-editor of our north London sister site, Kentishtowner. He is a south London novice but nevertheless braved it below the river on a guerilla mission to commemorate the passing of a south London instutution (and write our most popular story ever all about it).

Sarah Fox grew up in Kentish Town and rarely ventured from its pubs and parks, so much so that she set up her blog Said Sarah to encourage her to cross boroughs and even the river in search of drinking holes, food joints and exhibitions in other postcodes. @SaidSarah_

Michael Armstrong is a long-time Camberwell resident who loves his neighbourhood with a passion. He’s on the board of Camberwell Arts and runs the gloriously bawdy, historically reconstituted Palace of Varieties. @ThePalaceSE5

Bethan Rees is a journalism student at City University and a native Lewisham-ite. She can be found either in the pub drinking a pint of craft beer, at the newest restaurant opening pigging out,  or in the kitchen cooking up some sweet delights. @bethan_rees

Rosie Hore is a recent graduate who lives a charmed if nomadic life between London, Oxford and Cambridge. She writes on politics, going out and staying in.

Michael D Hogan is a recent journalism graduate, when he’s not strumming his guitar he can often be found wandering around his favourite location below the river at the Tate Modern. @michaelhogan54

Charlotte Harry is a webby/contenty/writery type, musician, and former Brightonian. Currently ensconced in NW5, she enjoys her forays south of the river. @chachahaz

Holly Atkins is a south Londoner born and bred, and has lived in various locations along a strip of zone two between Clapham Junction and Camberwell. She’s an actor, a coffee addict, a food snob, a secret devotee of 90’s hip hop and a new mum.

Abi Zakarian is a writer, often of plays, who has had her plays produced at the likes of the Southwark Playhouse and the Camden Roundhouse. She really loves Deptford, where she lives.

Gabriel Gbadamosi is a poet, essayist, playwright and fellow at the Faculty of English at Cambridge University. His first novel, Vauxhall (Telegram Books), is out now and draws on his childhood growing up in the area.

Isla Gray is a Cornish writer who has adopted south London as her home away from home. She runs, she writes, she listens to reggae. She can be found doing all three @islaeliza

Phoebe Lowndes is a north Londoner by birth, but has in recent years been persuaded below the river… and likes it a lot. She works in publishing and loves Battersea Power Station.

Katie Allen is very new to south London having made the journey down from Dalston. She edits the Bookseller website and We Love This Book and is a fan of anything DIY and crafty: in fact she wrote Just Sew Stories (Hardie Grant) and also the crafty blog, Katie Stitches. @KatieFQ

Toby McLean is one of the tallest people we know. Born and bred this side of the river, he is now the owner of the very nice Camberwell restaurant/bar Cool Cats’ Cafe as well as running Tall Engineers, a Brixton-based consulting structural engineering firm.

Kate Chappell is a proud Peckhamite and the editor of The Weekenders a lovely website stuffed with ideas for the perfect short break.

Julie Dillon runs the excellently named The Only Way is Woolwich website. @TOWIWoolwich

Travis Elborough is a regular contributor to the Observer and the Guardian and has just published his fourth book: London Bridge in America: The Tall Story of a Transatlantic Crossing (Jonathan Cape).

Jonathan Main gets irked when people tell him Crystal Palace is difficult to get to. He runs Bookseller Crow, an independent bookshop in… yep, Crystal Palace. @booksellercrow

Jenny Newman edits Southern Fried London, a blog devoted affectionately to south London’s numerous non “posh” chicken shops.

Seb Emina is the author of The Breakfast Bible, published by Bloomsbury. Follow his breakfasting alter eggo Malcolm Eggs at The London Review of Breakfasts or on Twitter at @malcolmeggs or the real him at @sebemina.

Anthony Shuster Shuster is an actor and Green Party activist from Camberwell.

Charlotte Harry is a webby/contenty/writery type, musician, and former Brightonian. Currently ensconced in NW5, she enjoys her forays south of the river. @chachahaz

Gareth May is the co-editor and co-founder of His ‘n’ Hers Handbook, an online manual for the modern couple aimed at celebrating relationships rather than picking them apart. He is also the author of 150 Things Every Man Should Know (Square Peg). He lives in Lewisham. @garethmay

Anna Dent is a designer based in southeast London. She will be launching her first range of products soon – sign up to her newsletter on her website for the latest news and a giveaway when the range launch. @annad_design

Stephanie Busari is a producer for CNN International Digital and the founder and curator of TEDxBrixton @TEDxBrixton

Sarah Groszewski is a recruitment manager who has lived in southeast London for the past five years. She’s a fair weather outdoorsy type to be found all summer in the garden with a cold glass of white, and all winter cooking up a feast with local ingredients @sarahgroszewski

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