What’s WISE16?

Our website focus on Rotherhithe and Bermondsey and surrounding areas with special emphasis on community, culture, heritage and everything else that makes this neighbourhoods in South London special. features posts about food and drinks including many traditional pubs and new eateries, we promote local sports, cultural events and community campaigns.

The website is a platforms to discuss and reflect upon issues affecting residents, businesses and visitors in SE16 and SE1. It was created as a response to those who are unaware of the diversity of communities and cultural life in this part of South London.

When talking about community action, wise16 wants to be a platform for so many grass-root projects in the area

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Submit an event

Would you like to see your event published in our website? Please, email us. Please read the information below before submitting your event:

  • Date(s) and Start and finish times. If the event occurs over several dates, indicate dates and times for each date if they are different.
  • Name of the venue and full address
  • Do people need to get tickets?
  • Free or cost. Any concessions?
  • Event contact details (optional): URL, contact name / Telephone / Email / Website / Social media. Remember these will be published.
  • A description of your event. Add as much information as possible.
  • One or more photos including leaflets.
  • We accept PDFs
  • Accessibility options: is there disabled access/ toilets / parking?
  • Any other information relevant to the event
  • Website and any social media and hashtags

Organiser’s details

  • Name
  • Telephone
  • Email
  • The event must take place in Bermondsey, Rotherhithe or nearby areas
  • Free events and community ones are more likely to be included
  • Please provide enough information about the event
  • Submitting an event does not guarantee its publication
  • cannot be held responsible for any changes, wrong information or cancellations

We all make mistakes

If you spot a mistake in our website, please let us know if we have any of the information in our website wrong or out of date.

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The origin of WISE16?

Every name has a story and WISE16 has its own; it was the result of one of those endless Google searches we all do at some point in our life, a sort of naive attempt to find that unique name.

That search led to the expression ‘wise up to’ and the name for the website was decided. For those unfamiliar with it, the term can be used to express someone becoming aware or informed about something, usually accidentally, it’s pretty much how many residents reported having learned about events in the area. The aim of would be to share local information about Rotherhithe and Bermondsey.

Wise Up To: Get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

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