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A locals' guide to SE12

"I love this stunning converted coach house set within breathtaking Sundridge Park Golf Course."

Ryan Ninnis

"A place so integral and central to modern science, you can learn so much at Royal Greenwich Observatory."

Divyesh Bhanderi

"Having a picnic, chatting with friends or just reading a book in the sun..Greenwich Park is bliss on a sunny day!"

Chris Venter

What is your favourite place?

Where do SE12 locals go?


Such great service from this independent restaurant. The pizzas and the seafood are highly recommended!


An independent coffeeshop with a gorgeous sun trap of a garden that serves an amazing full brunch menu.


Fantastic olive bread and a great place to pick up a sneaky afternoon snack!


The food and wide range of beers brewed in house make this place so popular! They do scrumptious, fresh stonebaked pizzas and the views of Blackheath are great. A nice place for a drink and food.

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.

The Point

One of the most secluded spots with amazing views over London. Not a tourist in sight and the perfect place for a picnic too.

Greenwich Park

Going for a run is never dull with this on your doorstep...

Royal Observatory Greenwich

The observatory is a great place for all ages to visit. There are usually a number of exhibitions for all ages giving a history of time and space and the architecture is wonderful. During the evening you can see the green laser across the sky that shows the meridian line.

Ginger and Bean

A cute coffee shop in Sundridge Park with homemade cakes and toasted sandwiches. The coffee is to die for!

Cinnamon Culture

The best Indian food in the most beautiful surroundings and with great friendly service too.

Brockley Market

Award-winning, bustling market selling seasonal produce and delicious street food.

Jam Circus

A quirky pub that serves good food. It's also child friendly during the day.

Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle

Amazing food and service. The best Italian food in Greenwich.

Heap's Sausages

Head here for the best breakfast in Greenwich! A great local family-run business...

Le Querce

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!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Lee, Hither Green, Kidbrooke, Blackheath, Lewisham, Downham, Catford, Sundridge Park, Greenwich and Charlton

What do you love about SE12?

Why do you find SE12 a great place to live?


"A community feel, period properties, great schools, transport links, brilliant parks and independent boutiques. "

April 2016


"Lee is a lovely, friendly area, with great transport into central London."

February 2015


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"Golf was first introduced in England in 1608 at Royal Blackheath Golf Club."

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Child-friendly activities near SE12

Threshold Dance & Drama

Church of The Good Shepherd Hall
Threshold Theatre Arts is an exciting and dynamic stage school offering Acting & Dance classes. Bringing children and young people together from many different schools in the area, we feel that acting and dance classes away from the normal school environment give young people more confidence, improve social skills and boost self esteem. Website

Toy Library

Vista Field Children’s Centre
Toy library is a place where children or their parents can borrow toys to take home. Children need a great variety of toys not only to play with but also to develop skills. Their tastes though are not always predictable and toys can be expensive. Website

Perform - Drama Workshops

Lochaber Hall
The only drama dance and singing workshops for 4-7 year olds that focuses on helping develop children's confidence co-ordination communication and concentration skills. Perform will give your child amazing social skills and will be the best fun of their week. Website

Babistic Baby Massage

Manor House Gardens
Learn how to massage your baby with a full body routine and yoga movements. Learn some songs & rhymes too. There is time set aside after each session for refreshments, feeding of baby and to socialise with others if you would like to stay around for. Website

Little Angels Parent and Toddler Group FREE

Eltham Green Christian Centre
We offer 2 hours of fun and stimulation including a wide range of toys and activites, a craft table, refreshments, story and song time. Our parents and children love to come and socialise with others. Website

Perform Drama

St Michael & All Angels Church Hall,
The only drama, dance and singing workshops for 4-7 year olds to focus on helping develop children's confidence, co-ordination, communication and concentration skills. Perform is not a stage school but will help give your child amazing social skills and the best fun of their week. Website

Art and Drama courses for children

The Conservatoire
Come along and join us on adventures of the imagination, inventing new stories and exploring old ones.This class is based on interactive storytelling and ensemble theatre techniques which will encourage and nurture creative play. Website
  1. About SE12

    SE12 is the postcode district in South East London incorporating the areas of Lee, Grove Park, Chinbrook, Hither Green (part), Eltham (part), Horn Park, Blackheath (part) and is covered by the Lewisham and Greenwich local authorities.

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