Enjoy a winter walk with our walking maps
Our walking maps take you on walks past film locations near London Bridge, hidden symbols in Nunhead cemetery, a Henry Moore sculpture in Kennington and more. Download and print a walking map at home, or print at a library.
Visit North Cross Road market in East Dulwich
North Cross Road market (open on Fridays and Saturdays) has organic food, fresh coffee, homemade jewellery, vintage clothes and much more. ES Magazine voted it as one of South London’s top 50 destinations!
Kids go free: See Wizard of Oz in Rotherhithe
Four children can go free with a paying adult (£20 + booking fee) to see performances of the the Wonderful Wizard of Oz in February at the Hithe Theatre in Rotherhithe, SE16. It’s a family show, suitable for all ages.
Join in the Big Garden Birdwatch (27 to 29 January)
Count birds from your balcony, garden or a park this weekend and help the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) monitor the numbers of wild birds in London. Your feedback will help the RSPB spot any species that may be in danger.
Free: photography exhibition at Southwark Cathedral
The outdoor exhibition in SE1 features over 60 images from London to Antarctica and includes landscapes showing land and sea, rural and urban, big scenes and intimate insights, colour and mono.
Curve catwalk, dancehall, yoga, Brazilian dance fit and more: book now
Mountview drama school in SE15 offers classes Monday to Thursday, starting at 6pm. Prices start at £6.50 an hour if you’re a Southwark resident.
Walk, jog or run a parkrun
Parkrun is free weekly timed 5k run. You can walk, job, run, volunteer or just watch, it’s up to you! There are parkruns in four parks in Southwark, every Saturday morning at 9am.
Quick survey: what do you want Southwark to be like in 2030?
Southwark 2030 is your chance to help shape the future of our borough. We want to bring people together, from all parts of our community, to talk about and help decide the place we all want Southwark to be by 2030. There are lots of ways to join in!
Cost of living help this winter
1. Warm spaces in Southwark over winter
As the cost of living and heating our homes increases, we’ve opened over 40 warm spaces across the borough. In these spaces you can keep warm, have a cup of tea or take part in an activity. Some spaces also offer food and cost of living advice too.
2. Help if you can’t afford food or can’t access food
Information on food banks and low-cost food pantries, crisis help, help for pregnant women and young children, and more is on our website.
3. More cost of living help
Job vacancies at Southwark Council
We have a number of vacancies at the moment, including roles in our climate change, culture, technology and HR teams. Join us!
Aged 16 to 25? Get job and training opportunities by email
We send a regular enewsletter with jobs, training, volunteering and other career opportunities for young people. The newsletter details opportunities at Southwark Council as well as across Southwark and London.
Get a free leisure centre day pass
Get a free day pass to the gym, exercise classes and swimming pool at your local leisure centre in Southwark. (This offer is for new customers only.)
Have your say: improvements to local travel and transport
We want transport to work for everyone in Southwark. We want to encourage the use of zero-pollution vehicles and give people better options so they can leave the car at home. As part of this you can give your views on our sustainable transport strategy.
Tips to store food smartly
Reduce waste and save money by storing your food smartly. Keeping your apples in the fridge could mean giving them an extra month! There is simple advice for nearly every type of food.
Landlords: earn money from your property
If you’re a local landlord of one or more properties and are looking to let, we want to work with you. Our schemes include benefits such as guaranteed rent and incentive payments and we don’t charge fees.
Local shops stock more products that are healthy after pilot
35 local shops recently joined a pilot, that we supported, to stock more healthy food products. The stores now sell 22% more products that are lower in salt, sugar and fat.
Your health updates
Help end cervical cancer
All women and people with a cervix between the ages of 25 and 64 should go for regular cervical screening. You’ll get a letter inviting you to make an appointment.
Children who are 12 to 13 years old will be invited to have a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination through their school. HPV can cause several types of cancer, including most cervical cancers.
Cold weather: look out for those who might need a hand
Not everyone can cope in the cold. Look out for friends, family or neighbours who might need a hand.
Stay well this winter: get you flu and COVID-19 booster
Flu and COVID-19 can both cause serious illness. Getting vaccinated, if you’re eligible, is the best way to protect yourself and others.
Reduce your risk of falls: join a free strength and balance class
If you are worried about falling then sign up for a free one-hour exercise classes to improve strength, balance and confidence when walking.
Been invited for an NHS lung health check? Book now
If you’re aged 55 to 74 and registered as current or former smoker with your GP you may be invited for a lung health check. The check can uncover problems early on, when they are more treatable. This pilot scheme closes at the end of January.