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A locals' guide to SE17

"There are some fantastic properties in Elephant & Castle like those in Strata SE1 that have amazing views!"

James Glen

"Surrounded by increasingly trendy bars and coffee shops, Camberwell retains value for money with a surging cultural scene..."

Jennifer Purchase

"South London's arts scene began in Camberwell and still remains today..."

Jennifer Purchase

What is your favourite place?

Where do SE17 locals go?

Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum offers a wealth of collections to explore - head to the Extraordinary Heroes gallery to discover the real-life stories of courage behind the Victoria Cross and George Cross medals awarded for bravery.

The Oval Lounge

Under new management, it is good value for money and we have confidence in taking friends there. They serve excellent light lunches and suppers.

Maltby Street Market

A wide variety of foods from around the world...

South London Gallery

Contemporary art space with changing exhibitions. It also has a lovely café and art shop.

Grand Union

The snug at the back of this quirky bar has been the venue of many birthdays and 6 nations parties (watching Wales winning two grand slams there!)

Lucas Gardens

Lucas Gardens is a tranquil spot for whiling away a lazy Sunday.

Fentiman Arms

Amazing roast dinners, good red wines and a nice beer garden for when it's warm!

The View From the Shard

A really nice afternoon out if you are new to London, have visitors or just want something to do one day. Amazing uninterrupted views over London and on a clear day you can see for over 30 miles!

Aqua Shard

Not a bad way to start your day with breakfast at the Shard!

Ting at the Shangri-La

On the 35th floor of the Shard, Ting delivers the astonishing views that you would expect. What I didn't expect was the incredible food that was pretty good value for money - £55 for four mouth-watering courses and the prettiest dessert I've ever seen!


A special occasion place - beautifully prepared food and stunning views.


A cheap and cheerful Italian serving the cheesiest lasagne in London!

Neal's Yard Dairy

Sourcing and selling the best of British and Irish cheeses. Make sure you check out Neal's Yard Dairy when you're wandering through Borough Market.

The Young Vic

A small theatre where all the seating has good angles. Reasonable ticket prices and performances by extremely talented people. There is also a food and drink area.

London Grind

The best coffee on a bridge! They also sell delicious cocktails and food too.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Elephant and Castle, Kennington, Camberwell, Borough, Bermondsey, Vauxhall, Southwark, Stockwell, Peckham and South Bermondsey

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"The Great Fire of London began in a bakers on Pudding Lane in 1666 and destroyed a third of the city. It took five days to put out, with one of the methods used being gunpowder to demolish buildings and create breaks in the flames."

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Child-friendly activities near SE17

The Grove Toddle Time

The Grove Children Centre
Play and craft sessions, songs and rhymes, time to meet other parents and carers. Website

The Grove Dad's Group (1st Sat of month)

The Grove Children and Family Centre
Are you a first time dad or are you a dad of many? Come along for a session of fun with your little ones, breakfast included. Date: First Saturday of every month Website

The Grove Childminders

The Grove Children and Family Centre
Open for childminders or parents who want information and advice about becoming a childminder. Play and craft sessions for childminders and their children. Term time only. Website

The Grove Baby Club

The Grove Children Centre
Sessions with toys to explore and rhymes to sing. Term time only. Website

NCT SE1 Bumps and Babes Group

Del Aziz,
Bumps and Babes groups are informal get togethers which are there to help parents to meet one another in a local venue. Anyone is welcome to come to a Bumps and Babes group. You don't have to be a NCT member. Website

Crazy Chimps

Crazy Chimps
Go ape and be pampered at Crazy Chimps in Kennington - an indoor playzone, café and beauty salon for kids (and adults!) Crazy Chimps has play areas and equipment suitable for little ones between the ages of three months to 13 years old. And there's something for all sizes with the castle, slide, swings, trampoline, ball pit, educational play equipment and touch-screen games. There are further facilities for arts and crafts, a cinema, disco and indoor entrainment room, and, if it all gets a bit too much, there's even a quiet reading area with iPads for everyone to use. Website

Music Club

After a warm up together, each week includes a singing session, a drumming session and a tuned percussion and/or guitar session for every child in a smaller group, before coming back together for whole group singing or playing at the end of the session. This allows children to explore breathing and vocal techniques, rhythm work, instruments (especially percussion), working as a group and individually, listening skills, improvisation and composition. Website
  1. About SE17

    SE17 is the postcode district in South East London incorporating the areas of Walworth, Newington and is covered by the Southwark local authority.

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