How the hipsters and hedge-funders are taking the slow train to Deptford

This London borough built Henry VIII’s ships, gave Pepys a mistress and taught navigation to Peter the Great

We’ll keep the cat in Catford

The smart new money hasn’t poured in yet, but that makes this London borough affordable and practical

Only two public figures had names prefixed by the word ‘mad’. Both were regulars at my local

Gentrification had already started in Islington, so eccentrics like Frankie Fraser and Mike Calvert stood out a mile

How Bushwick went the way of Williamsburg

Once-gritty Bushwick is now the trendiest place in New York City, writes Jane Mulkerrins

The fight for Notting Hill

Some locals are determined to preserve its soul in the face of bankers, MPs and planners

Is Lewisham really so ’orrible?

It’s scruffy and scary, but things are looking up

Not only fools and horses

Peter Robins on the rapid rebranding of Peckham

Vauxhall’s next for the hipster cavaliers

London’s least fashionable area is about to be invaded by brigades of men trying to look like D.H. Lawrence