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London neighbourhoods: South London

South London is a cool and trendy district of London, where visitors will be able to enjoy some of the city's best bars and music venues, as well as some top culture.

The region incorporates some of London's best green spaces, which make it an ideal destination for those looking for things to do in London during the summer.

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Shopping in South London

Shopping in south London can be conducted at a more leisurely pace than in the busy, crowded streets of central London.

And for town centre shopping with all your favourite shops Bromley, Croydon or Kingston are all worth a visit.

Alternatively, there are a number of London markets located in the region.

For something different, try Brixton market where there is a plethora of Caribbean food, exotic fruit and vegetables as well as clothes and other bits and pieces.

Greenwich Market is located towards the south-east corner of London and is full of arts and crafts stalls and also features a food court.

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Eating out in South London

South London is the perfect place for those heading out to grab a bite to eat in the evenings.

Gastro-pubs have popped up all over the area, along with some tasty and affordable restaurants.

Try Mela (140 Herne Hill; Herne Hill Rail Station), an award-winning Indian restaurant in Herne Hill, and Upstairs (89b Acre Lane; Brixton) in Brixton for an affordable yet chic venue.

Entertainment in South London

Clapham Common features several trendy bars which are mainly frequented by young professionals and can be a great place to start a night out in London.

Head to Inferno (146 Clapham High Street; Clapham Common) to dance to some classics, but for those looking for a classier night out Clapham high street boasts some trendy bars and clubs.

Neighbouring Brixton is only a tube stop away and has undergone much regeneration in recent years and the emergence of a number of London bars makes the area a popular place for socialising.

For a more laid-back pub experience, visitors can head to The Waterman's Arms (12 Water Lane; Richmond) on Richmond riverside, where you can enjoy a beautiful waterfront view along with your drink.

The O2 Academy Brixton (211 Stockwell Road; Brixton) plays host to a number of big bands and comedy acts, with visitors able to book tickets for performances through

In addition to the numerous night time venues, there are also a number of London parks located to the south of the city.

One of the largest is Clapham Common and this vast green space is great for a stroll and hosts several events in the summer.

There is also a range of exciting festivals in the area, ranging from the Lewisham Comedy Festival to the Croydon Summer Festival.

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Staying in South London

With hundreds of hotels to choose from listed on Travelstay, visitors to south London are sure to find their perfect accommodation.

Travellers hoping to take advantage of the nightlife in the area might want to try the Hootananny Hostel (95 Effra Road) in Brixton, with it offering easy access to a number of local pubs, bars and clubs at just £9 per person per night.

Alternatively, the Bush and Bull Hotel (Washington Road) is located in Kingston and offers a taste of life in one of London's surrounding suburbs for as little as £22.

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