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LBC 97.3FM

Embargoed until 2pm Friday 30th June 2006

South East London Wins North/South Debate!
LBC 97.3 FM announces Londoner’s Top Spots
Living London Awards 2006

South East London wins the north/south debate as voted for by the public! The winners of LBC 97.3FM’s 3rd annual Living London Awards 2006, were announced today revealing that South East London was the home of the best lifestyle venues in 8/10 categories.

At a ceremony taking place at the Café De Paris on Friday 30th June, LBC 97.3FM’s weekend breakfast show host, Paul Ross, announced the winners in categories ranging from Best Coffee Shop, Bar, Bookshop to Restaurant and more, revealing a white wash for South East London.

The ceremony had guest appearances from Jenny Éclair, Kenny Sansom, Jo Parkerson, Wendy Lloyd, and Steve Allen and was attended by the top 33 short listed venues. The whole show is due to be broadcast on LBC 97.3FM during Cream from 5pm on Sunday.

The Living London Awards were set up in 2003 to celebrate Londoner’s local secrets and hidden gems in 11 lifestyle categories. All the nominated venues were chosen exclusively by LBC 97.3FM listeners and readers of The Independent. The winners were chosen entirely on the highest number of votes.

The winners are as follows:

Best Coffee Shop
Gold Blue Mountain café – SE22
Silver Bar Italia – W1
Bronze Kalendar – N6

Best Bookshop
Gold Dulwich Books - SE21
Silver Stoke Newington Bookshop - N16
Bronze Daunt's Books - W1

Best Deli
Gold Rosslyn Deli – NW3
Silver East Dulwich Deli – SE22
Bronze La Spezia – CR2

Best Gastro Pub
Gold The Palmerston – SE22
Silver The Dove – E8
Bronze The Eagle – EC1

Best Neighbourhood Bar
Gold Liquorish – SE22
Silver The Gowlett – SE15
Bronze The Holly Bush – NW3

Best Neighbourhood Cinema
Gold The Ritzy – SW2
Silver Everyman Cinema Club – NW3
Bronze The Clapham Picturehouse – SW4

Best Neighbourhood Newsagent
Gold Hamdy's Newsagent – N16
Silver Kim's News – SE19
Bronze Cosy Corner – SW12

Best Neighbourhood Restaurant
Gold Joanna's – SE19
Silver Base Restaurant – NW3
Bronze Franklin's – SE22

Best Neighbourhood Sports Facility
Gold It's A Kid's Thing – SW18
Silver Triyoga – Soho – WC2
Bronze Ironmonger Row Baths – EC1

Best Neighbourhood Theatre
Gold Tri-cycle Theatre – NW3
Silver Arcola Theatre – E8
Bronze Greenwich Theatre – SE10

Best Original Store
Gold Hope and Greenwood – SE22
Silver Grace and Favour – SE22
Bronze Mystical Fairies – NW3

Anna Tingey, Marketing Manager for LBC 97.3 FM commented; “We’re really chuffed with the response from both the listeners and the nominees. It was so popular last year we added an extra category. Hopefully we can keep building on the success and help independent lifestyle venues be recognised for the huge amount they contribute to their area. “

30th June 2005

For more information and pictures please call:

Alexandra Heybourne
Press and PR Manager
LBC 97.3 FM
0207 465 6099
07768 235 632


LBC 97.3FM is a fun and fresh approach to speech radio. It’s real London life on the radio - an entertaining and engaging two way conversation between the presenters and the listeners.

The line-up includes a diverse mix of presenters from across the entertainment spectrum including radio legends Nick Ferrari, Anna Raeburn, Iain Lee, Paul Ross, Steve Allen, Jenny Éclair, Andy Crane, James O'Brien and Clive Bull.

LBC 97.3FM is available on 97.3FM, Sky channel 0177 and DAB digital radio. LBC 97.3FM has a weekly audience of 671,000 listeners, each tuning in for an average of 10 hours. The audience is 70% ABC1, with an average age of 44 years old.

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