Suburban appeal – a convenient area south of the Thames
"There's such a buzz around Goldsmiths University..12 minutes to Charing Cross, easy road connections to Essex and property that provides excellent value..."Chris Venter
"New Cross is as arty and cultural as Shoreditch and Soho, but with a strong South London identity..."Chris Venter
"The views from Nunhead Station is spectacular on a clear day - you can see all the way to Canary Wharf."Chris Venter
Where do Brockley locals go?
Award-winning, bustling market selling seasonal produce and delicious street food.
Submitted by Stephen
A quirky pub that serves good food. It's also child friendly during the day.
Submitted by Stephen
This delightful restaurant and bar is cosy inside during the winter, yet there's an amazing garden for the summer months.
Submitted by Sarah
The finest Italian restaurant I have ever been to, with a varied and fresh menu that caters for everyone from meat eaters to vegans and all in between without seeming to try! I book for anniversaries, birthdays, visits from friends - any excuse to attend the best restaurant I know of. It may not look particularly salubrious, but it is child-friendly by day and romantically candle-lit by night. I cannot recommend it highly enough!
Submitted by Tina
One of the most secluded spots with amazing views over London. Not a tourist in sight and the perfect place for a picnic too.
Submitted by Sophie
The Greenwich Vintage Market
Some great unusual finds here and it's open every day of the week!
Submitted by Vicci
Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle
Amazing food and service. The best Italian food in Greenwich.
Submitted by Nicholas
Head here for the best breakfast in Greenwich! A great local family-run business...
Submitted by Vicci
Peyton and Byrne
Delicious cakes, good quality coffee and freshly baked bread to take away - all in welcoming surroundings with trendy décor.
Submitted by Marta
Mediterranean food in the heart of Greenwich along bustling Greenwich Church Street. A wide and varied menu of dishes and cuisines and a great place for all the family.
Submitted by Maria
Buenos Aires Café
The best Argentinian steak restaurant ever, where the walls are covered in iconic photos taken by its owner. Definitely ask for an upstairs table overlooking Blackheath.
Submitted by Katie
An independent coffeeshop with a gorgeous sun trap of a garden that serves an amazing full brunch menu.
Submitted by Shirley
Tai Won Mein
The craziest Chinese serving the BIGGEST plates of food one has ever seen!
Submitted by Tom
Why do you find Brockley a great place to live?
"There's something new to find round every corner... "
"Brockley is a multi-cultural location with a high reputation as a focus for the arts in South London. The area is a desirable place to live in London, as it has easy access to public transport in and around the city."
"I love Brockley because it is small and nice and not at all scary."
"Parks, parks and more parks. Brockley is great for families with children. From Ladywell to Hilly Fields, from Blythe Hill to Horniman there are enough green spaces to keep everyone happy. It's the best thing about Brockley..apart of course, from food. We have London's finest Indian restaurant Babur with a massive tiger on the roof which makes my kids literally roar when we drive past it. Then there's Le Querce, on... more
"One of the best preserved and most coherent Victorian suburbs in inner London, Brockley is both a fantastic, relaxed and beautifully leafy place to live, yet also conveniently located within easy reach of Central London and the Docklands. It has a strong, friendly community which is of a highly artistic, independent and multi-cultural character. This strong and vibrant sense of community is encouraged in part by the ongoing wo... more
What do you like about Brockley?
Did you know?
"All-round entertainer Spike Milligan lived in the Honor Oak Park area on Gabriel Street and Riseldine Road when he moved from India in the 1930s."
Child-friendly activities near Brockley
Ivydale Time for BabiesIvydale Children’s Centre
Fun and stimulating drop in group for parents with babies under 12 months. Website
Ivydale BookstartIvydale Primary School
Sing songs and rhymes, make music, play with puppets and toys and join in story telling. Website
Ivydale Dad Stay and Play (every other Sat from 25/1)Ivydale Children’s Centre
Do not miss this opportunity to play with your child/children and meet other dads/male carers!!! Painting, singing, drawing, fun activities. Website
Little KickersHaberdashers' Aske's Sports Grounds
Little Kicks classes will be enjoyed most by children who are 18 months to 2½ years of age, with the aid of a parent/carer. However, children can productively play up to two and half years of age in this class. Confident children aged two years to two and a half years may join Junior Kickers immediately New members will be charged a one off membership fee of £20.00. Your membership fee gives you a FREE Little Kickers football uniform and priority re-enrolment. 1½ - 2yrs 3mths: Saturdays 8.30 am - 9.15 am 2 - 3½ yrs: Saturdays 8.30-9.15, 9.30-10.15, 10.30-11.15 3½ - 5 yrs: Saturdays 9.30-10.15, 11.30-12.15 5-7 years: Saturdays 9.30-10.20, 12.30-13.20 Website
Baby SensorySt Andrews Church Centre
Baby Sensory's award winning baby development classes are now running in your area. You and your baby will experience different sensory activities designed to support your baby's sensory development every week and you are welcome to join at any time. Baby Sensory is an extremely popular Baby Development activity and many of our classes are fully booked, it is advisable to book early. Website
The Nature BugTelegraph Hill Centre
The Nature Bug sessions are classroom based but there are regular opportunities each half term for some practical outdoor field work and some wildlife visits! Class sizes are restricted so that each child has the opportunity to participate fully in the sessions and can be given individual attention by the session leader. Website
Brockley is a district of south London, located in the London Borough of Lewisham. It is situated 5 miles (8 km) south-east of Charing Cross. It is covered by the London postcode districts SE4 and SE14. The name 'Brockley' is derived from either 'Broca's woodland clearing', or a wood where badgers are seen (broc is the Old English for badger). Brockley contains several attractive open spaces, amongst them Blythe Hill, Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries (opened in 1858 and now a nature reserve) and Hilly Fields. Like its neighbour Telegraph Hill, Brockley has a reputation as a focus for the arts in South London.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- New Cross
- Forest Hill
- Hither Green
- Peckham Rye
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