Is there a better way to get to know someone than through their favourite places to eat and drink? We recently welcomed our newest LLT employee, Jasmine, and we thought this would be a great way for our lovely customers to get to know her…

As a Camberwell resident, I’ve spent the last couple of weeks (as I’m sure many have) exploring the veritable platter of outside pubs and restaurants that South London has to offer. Here are five of my favourite picks that also happen to feature in some of our location letters! 

The Tiger, Camberwell
18 Camberwell Green, London SE5 7AA

Perfect for an after work drink and I’ve yet to find a better people-watching spot in the area. While the kitchen is closed you’re able to bring food from local vendors to enjoy, and to me, an opportunity to eat anything from Falafel and Shawarma while enjoying a draught pint is not to be missed.       

293 Rye Ln, London SE15 4UA

Voted as some of the best bao buns in London, these delightful, pillowy buns are great for lunch, brunch, dinner and any eating occasion in between. Enjoy these tasty treats on the tables outside the restaurant, or, grab a takeaway and have a fancy picnic on Peckham Rye - #baofresco. 

247 Kennington Ln, London SE11 5QU

I’ve found that affordable pub gardens near Central London are something of a mythic creature lately. However, with tube connections like Vauxhall, Oval and Kennington nearby, The Pilgrim has definitely made it to my ‘go-to’ list.  

Granville Arcade, Unit 96 Coldharbour Ln, London SW9 8PR

A Brixton gem not to be underestimated. The authentic and non-fussy Thai food is truly delicious and complemented excellently by the BYOB option. The background buzz of Brixton Village makes it an ideal place to catch up with someone you haven’t seen over lockdown (ie. no awkward silences). 

75 Borough High St, London SE1 1NH

Rich with history, this is the last remaining galleried inn in London. It also happens to have a wonderful beer garden that acts as a quiet haven off the busy Borough High Street. Extremely convenient if your Saturday lunch at Borough Market isn’t quite ready to end yet. 

Although I do spend most of my time rooted in the South London area, there are a couple of honourable North London spots that shouldn’t go unmentioned. 

83 St Paul's Rd, London N1 2LY

A huge beer garden, ideal for the current alfresco social restrictions. If the weather is a bit chillier, I highly recommend the baked camembert to keep you warm while you catch up with North London friends! 

76 Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ 

A wonderful spot to stop after pottering along Broadway Market. Absolutely perfect for a Sunday Bloody Mary and as far as pub roasts go, this one is definitely worth the trip to Hackney. If you don't feel like a big pub roast, you can also have London favourite, Yard Sale pizza, delivered straight to your table. 

If you have any of your own favourite locals that also feature on our Location Letters, then tag us and them at @lucylovesthis on Instagram! 
May 07, 2021 — Martha Jennings

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