Dawn Wood Editor-in-Chief Word of Mouth Magazine
What does spring mean to you?
The scent of freshly-picked flowers, sweet and juicy fruit, cleaning out your closet… or perhaps this season is about getting back on track with a new goal?
Speaking of productivity, if you’re constantly on the go but struggle to cram everything into your busy day, this issue is made for you! From commute-friendly podcasts to inspire your working week on Page 6, to the ultimate workout playlist on Page 30 that’ll keep your energy levels pumped – these simple lifestyle hacks will help you get more out of your schedule and enjoy life to the max.
With school holidays and mini break season in sight, check out ‘48 Hours in Amsterdam’ for your cheap and cheerful getaway guide. Planning on staying local? Here at Word of Mouth, we love to recommend fun things to see and do. And of course the beauty about South London is that there’s plenty of exciting ways to spend your downtime. Picture comforting library spaces, lush green parks or a day trip in the always idyllic Dulwich Village. Don’t forget Father’s Day on Sunday 17th June too – save the date and take dad exploring.
Allergy season is blooming, but luckily there’s Mother Nature to thank when it comes to tried and tested home hayfever remedies. Turn to Page 48 for ideas on which natural herbs and teas you’ll want to stock your medicine cupboard with this spring. Bye bye stuffy sinuses!
From the benefits of eating avocados and the truth behind ‘no added sugar’ labels, to fashion’s fanciest footwear trends, you’ll find all this and more inside our special springtime edition. So take 10 as we dive into all the goings-on in and around South London.
Enjoy the issue…
LISTEN TO THESE 5 PODCASTS FOR A PRODUCTIVE WORK COMMUTE DITCH THE NOISY TUBE JOURNEY AND TUNE INTO SOME EASY-LISTENING PODCASTS INSTEAD. PAGE 6
DREAMING OF AMSTERDAM… WHEN TIME IS LIMITED BUT YOU WANT TO EXPLORE SOMEWHERE NEW, LOOK NO FURTHER THAN AMSTERDAM. PAGE 12
THE ENGLISH CHARM OF DULWICH VILLAGE EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS PICTURESQUE SE21 SPOT. PAGE 22
ESCAPE TO SOUTH LONDON’S PRETTIEST PARKS TAKE A BREAK AND ENJOY SOME SCENIC GREENERY IN THESE PRETTY PARKS. PAGE 26
MOVE MORE THIS SPRING KEEP YOUR MIND AND BODY MOTIVATED WITH THIS WORKOUT-INDUCING MIXTAPE (NO TAPE DECK REQUIRED) PAGE 30
TODAY IS YOUR DAY, DAD! LET DAD CELEBRATE FATHER’S DAY IN LONDON WITH OUR FUN-FILLED TOP 5 LIST OF THINGS TO DO. PAGE 38
THE BASIC ‘MOVING TO LONDON’ GUIDE PACKING YOUR BAGS AND HEADING FOR THE BIG CITY? WE SHARE HOW TO DO JUST THAT. PAGE 44
THE BEST LIBRARIES IN SOUTH LONDON CHECK OUT THESE LITERARY HOTSPOTS FOR WORK, STUDY OR RELAXATION TIME. PAGE 76
GIVE BACK TO LONDON’S HOMELESS COMMUNITY IN THE SPIRIT OF DOING MORE SELFLESS ACTS OF KINDNESS, HERE’S HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. PAGE 78
BUSINESS IN FOCUS: SOUTH LONDON WINE SCHOOL GET THE LOWDOWN ON THIS INDEPENDENT GREENWICH-BASED WINE TASTING COMPANY. PAGE 86
FIGHT SPRING HAY FEVER AT HOME SIMPLE NATURAL REMEDIES TO CLEAR UP YOUR SEASONAL ALLERGIES, PRONTO. PAGE 48
IS ‘NO ADDED SUGAR’ REALLY THE HEALTHIER CHOICE? ALWAYS READ YOUR FOOD AND DRINK LABELS, AND REMEMBER, ENJOY EVERYTHING IN MODERATION. PAGE 52
AN AVOCADO A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY EVER WONDERED WHAT GIVES THE AVOCADO ITS ‘SUPERFOOD’ STATUS? DISCOVER THIS FRUIT’S KEY HEALTH BENEFITS. PAGE 56
THE SHOE EDIT: PUT A SPRING IN YOUR STEP FASHION’S MOST COVETED FOOTWEAR TRENDS HAVE ARRIVED! PAGE 62
LIFE’S GUILTY PLEASURES ARE NOT SO GUILTY AFTER ALL EVERYBODY CAN AFFORD TO INDULGE IN A LITTLE CULTURAL FLUFF. IS THIS THE ACCESSIBLE VERSION OF SELF-CARE? YOU DECIDE. PAGE 70
PECKHAM LEVELS IS THE PLACE FOR SOUTH LONDON STARTUPS FIND OUT WHAT PECKHAM’S CREATORS AND BUSINESS OWNERS HAVE TO SAY IN OUR STARTUP SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW. PAGE 90
WHAT’S ON IN SOUTH LONDON: CATFORD FRINGE FESTIVAL PENCIL 4TH-10TH JUNE INTO YOUR DIARY AND GET READY FOR THIS ENTERTAINMENT INFUSION! PAGE 96
ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS WITH WORD OF MOUTH MAGAZINE. PAGE 98