Shortly after International Book Day, we visited Balham Library who had invited Chestnut Grove Primary School to a special film screening and talk by Book Aid International who are based in South London.
We were blown away by the delightful and very thoughtful comments of the pupils - too many great answers to share in this report!
There heritage team at Battersea Library helped Denise Waterman trace her family tree back further than she thought possible - a fantastic free service and just one of many reasons to visit your local Wandsworth library.
First in our Summer series showcasing some of Wandsworth's lovely parks and best kept secrets...
Cllr. Steffi Sutters kicks of and shows our presenter around The Promontory, a reclaimed/redeveloped area with fantastic rivers views and part of Battersea Park.
SWL.TV regularly films in and around iconic Wimbledon Village so we were tickled to find this personal tour by one of our talented presenters from a couple of years back...
More tours by Charlie coming soon!
Republishing this one by local presenter and theatre manager Charlie Shakespeare... We happen to know a new tour of Fulham Palace is underway and look forward to sharing that with you as well in due course.
We first came across BoConcept Battersea through the Wandsworth Chamber of commerce and were delighted to be invited back shortly after their refurbishment to film a short store tour in glorious 8K 360 degrees!
We hope you like this short video and why not take them up on their offer - pop down one day for a coffee or Prosecco and have a chat about all your interior design challenges?
"HYGGE IS A LIFESTYLE NOT A TREND"
Here's a short montage from last month's 25th anniversary of Wimbledon's favourite shopping spot - Centre Court shopping centre. Special guest appearance by local talent Malory Torr.
Check out their website for details of latest offers and events, or follow them on Twitter:
Here's a quick teaser from our friends in Merton council's press team... Don't miss one of the best fireworks displays in the borough this November!
4 November: Wimbledon Park
5 November: Morden Park
To find out more, follow @WhatsOnInMerton on Twitter or head over to: www.merton.gov.uk/fireworks
Check out our latest 360 degree video! If you're watching on a smartphone you can move around to watch from literally any angle, and if you're watching on a computer, just click and drag the mouse to change the viewing angle. The original video was filmed in 8K so if you have a really good internet connection, feel free to click the "cog" icon at the bottom right of the video player to increase to the maximum possible quality setting.
Talk about coming late to the party - this is the 10th time AFC Wimbledon have run their brilliant Vintage Day at their training ground! One of SW London's better kept secrets? LadyWimbledon reveals all...
Valentine's Day treats are literally in store for anyone visiting the beauty department of Bentalls in Kingston this weekend. LadyWimbledon and beauty blogger Becca Gray find out more...
Talented YouTuber and dancer Zainab teaches Pia Jackson five simple moves to create the most amazing Bollywood/Bhangra dance for beginners. Don't miss the links at the end of this video to the full version of their final dance.
You can also follow Zainab's adventures in Vietnam as she learns to cook and goes from Bachelorette to Boss in the kitchen!
Sandra Nardi (@LadyWimbledon) gets into the Christmas Spirit at this year's show of the same name at Olympia, and looks back on a jam packed month of goings-on in and around Wimbledon
Keith Maynard returns to the Wimbledon Brewery to chat with rugby star Will Greenwood and soak up the atmosphere, food, and drink (not necessarily in that order).
Check out their website or follow them on Twitter for news of other brilliant events coming soon:
Pia Jackson discovers some of the names and history behind the famous Richmond Ice Rink whose most recent incarnation is in the grounds of St Mary's University by Stawberry Hill House.
Beach Bum - Happy Rock by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
Keith Maynard talks exclusively to celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott, the Mayor of Wandsworth, and Steve Pinto, CEO of the Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce at the Earlsfield's first ever Christmas Lights turn-on.
Happy Christmas from everyone here at the SWL.TV team!
First of a new series which puts the spotlight on local life in South West London. Denise Waterman talks to community Estate Agents Haart, samples the local cafe culture, goes golfing, checks out some typical "young Earlsfield family" shops and finishes with a well earnt cocktail in one of the areas many superb bars.
*** This video has NOT been speeded up in any way. Filmed and mastered at 50 frames per second to capture the lightning-fast moves that are the trademark of Krav Maga ***
Simon Pither introduces the opening seminar for the inauguration of FEKM-UK - the UK branch of the European Federation of Krav Maga.
5th Darga black belt Michael Obadia leads the class with an inspiring demonstration of world class techniques..
A stylish peak behind the doors at Southfield's renowned gastropub The Earl Spencer. Produced by our media partners SeenScreen (see link below).
The Michelin Guide 2015 ‘Bib Gourmand Award’ - “A handsome Edwardian Pub a baseline lob away from the All England Tennis Club the Cooking is fervently seasonal; flavours are assured and ingredients marry well” “Traditional” “Good food at moderate prices”
The Good Pub Guide 2015 ‘Main Entry’ South London, “Sizeable Edwardian pub with lively bustling atmosphere and plenty of cheerful customers” “Standard Lamps, Modern Art on the walls and an open fire” “Stools line the U-Shaped counter where efficient and friendly staff serve 6 ales on hand pump”.
Following our previous report from The Brix with Pia Jackson and the guys at South London Krav Maga, this extended report includes interviews with Black Belt instructors from Birmingham and Paris, all members of FEKM the European Federation of Krav Maga.
Denise is always up for a party, especially when it's organised by Wimbledon Village's award winning bar Hemingways as part of their new "at home" service....
Pia Jackson returns to The Brix for a Knife Defense master-class with Remi Lessore and Simon Pither from South London Krav Maga and two of the top instructors from Paris, Yann Veillerant and Eric Tagliana. Also attended by members of the Birmingham club led by Goncalo Esteves.
Laura Cornelius enjoys the sights, sounds, and smells of another brilliant community event - this time in SW17 and organised by BATCA (the Balham and Tooting Community Association) and sponsored by Cospharm and Essential Local.
Keith, Denise, and Tashi bring you the sights, smells and taste of a brilliant day out in Battersea Park as part of this year's Foodies "Feast" Festival.
You can hear more about this event by tuning in to our media partner Wandsworth Radio at http://bit.ly/1txMYXG (fast forward to 9m25s).
Following Keith's first taste of Polo last year, we were delighted to attend the launch party and team draw for Chestertons Polo in the Park 2014.
Here's a taste of the excitement to come. 6-8 June 2014.
Ward Scott kicks off his new series for visitors trying to learn London with a trip to the Roadhouse in Covent Garden on Super Bowl Sunday.
Follow his adventures on Twitter @LondonLearner and if you're a London Learner, post a comment and tell us what you'd like to see us cover in future episodes!
Special thanks to Marion Schnelle (Writer/Producer) and Dennis Newby (2nd Camera).
Keith tries his hand at baking against the clock ready to meet the lovely folk at the Putney Bake Club...
Following on from his recent Polo adventures, Keith visits the lovely people at Wimbledon Village Stables, explores the Common and chats to some of the regulars who ride there...
Keith confronts his inner fears and braves a full chest and stomach wax at the Anesis spa in Clapham. Luckily they take great care of him, but his reaction is priceless!