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A locals' guide to SE27

"You can be at London Victoria or London Bridge in less than half an hour from West Norwood Station."

Thomas Howe

"St Luke's Church, West Norwood was built in the early 19th century and sits at the top of Norwood High Street."

Thomas Howe

"From independent shops, green spaces and a short commute, Herne Hill is the perfect combination!"

Thomas Howe

What is your favourite place?

Where do SE27 locals go?

Knowles of Norwood

This lovely quirky bar is quiet mid-week for a lovely intimate meal or catch up. And lively on the weekend with a lovely band. Good atmosphere. Rustic style.

West Norwood Feast

A community market in south London. Community comes together to taste, eat, drink and admire or buy all handmade items and all things that are on offer.

West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre

So many activities for adults and children. I personally love the exercise classes, Zumba and Boxfit.

La Gastronomia

A taste of the Mediterranean, this Italian deli also has a patio garden, where you can sit and enjoy their delicious dishes.

Norwood Grove House

Known locally as the "White House", Norwood Grove House and its well-tended formal gardens were opened in 1926 by the future King Edward VIII. It is the centrepiece of Norwood Grove itself; a large expanse of grass from which you can overlook Streatham and its surrounding areas. It is thoroughly underutilised and all the better for it!

The Rookery

A walled garden that would not look out of place in a BBC costume drama. Stunning throughout the year and still relatively undiscovered by the residents of South London. The gardens are beautifully maintained by a justifiably proud set of volunteers.

Brown & Green Cafe

Grab a quick snack and a cup of coffee from this independent kiosk whilst on your daily commute.

Four Hundred Rabbits

Head to this pizza restaurant for a delicious gelato on a warm summer's day in the Crystal Palace Triangle!


Vegetarian and pescetarian restaurant with the best fat chips EVER.

Palace Spice

This Indian restaurant's food is delicious. I am constantly ordering too much, but never upset by the bill. They always offer me free drinks too!

Crystal Palace Aquarium

Everything you need for your fish and reptile needs, even little critters like locusts!

La Bruschetta

They serve tasty lunchtime salads at this local cafe.

Joanna's Restaurant

Mocktails and cocktails whilst enjoying lovely views of the City from the top of Crystal Palace Triangle.

The Godfather

Run by some chaps from Napoli, this authentic restaurant also uses ingredients brought over from Napoli to give you a genuine Italian experience.

Blackbird Bakery

Open early in the morning, pop into this cafe for a delicious coffee and pastry.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of West Norwood, Norwood, Norbury, Crystal Palace, Streatham, Streatham Hill, Upper Sydenham, Dulwich, Herne Hill and East Dulwich

What do you love about SE27?

Why do you find SE27 a great place to live?

Local resident

"I love West Norwood as it is a vibrant, friendly community with so much to do."

April 2016

Local resident

"A good community spirit. We have resided in Norbury (Pollards Hill) for over 30 years, having raised three children here. We have all benefited from living in a tranquil area with good neighbours, which provides great transport links."

March 2015


"Awesome views and fastest travelling needs."

January 2015

Local resident

"It's easy. People from all backgrounds rub along just fine. Feels a bit of a hidden gem but likely to change with a new swimming pool/gym and leisure centre and cinema too. Some great local treasures like Rosebery's auction house and South London Theatre and again, will become more of a destination as SLT are planning to do major restoration works to the theatre. Think Balham 15 years ago when it was at the tipping poi... more

April 2013


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"The Greek inspired necropolis at West Norwood cemetery has seen over 200,000 burials including such illustrious figures as cookery writer Mrs Beeton, the pioneer of the machine gun Sir Hiram Maxim and the head of the Doulton pottery dynasty who had an entire vault created from terracotta."

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Child-friendly activities near SE27

Conker Club

St Luke’s Church
A fantastic stay-and-play for babies and toddlers with a multitude of toys, books and puzzles, a dedicated 'soft area', activity tables and a rough-and-tumble area with gym mats for the more adventurous child. Website

Babysitting and Spa

The Shala
For all those exhausted parents in need of a stretch and some quiet time, we have now launched our on-site babysitting service at the Shala. On weekday mornings, you can bring your little person to be looked after and entertained in a studio next door, while you have some time to recharge, rejuvenate and RELAX with a massage or a yoga or Pilates class. On-site babysitting is available for our 9.30am weekday classes and treatments slots Tuesday to Friday. Your child will be looked after by an experienced childminder while you do a class or have a massage. The childminder has a great deal of experience looking after young children - she looks after our children and comes highly recommended! NB We may offer more times for this service in the future. £20 for 5 babysitting sessions (valid for 3 months) 3-12 months £25 for 5 babysitting sessions (valid 3 months) Website

The Shala - Postnatal Massage

The Shala
After the birth, post-natal massage can provide an invaluable opportunity for mother's to allow time for self-nurture. Ideally, all new mothers would have a massage as soon after birth as possible, to help the muscles release the muscle memory of labour, gently aid healing and help with spinal realignment. These are all important factors in helping your body to return to its pre-pregnancy state. Post-natal massage can be easily done with your baby tucked up beside you, or feeding. Website

Nippers Storytime

West Noprwwod Library,
Storytime sessions for under 5s. These groups include craft activities and some refreshments are offered. Website

Rainbows Parent & Toddler Group

Emmanuel Youth & Community Centre
Come and play and make new friends over a cup of coffee or tea and biscuits (juice and biscuits for the little ones). There is story telling with puppets and singing with Jo on Mondays. £3.00 for 1 adult with up to 2 kids Website

Tippee Toes Music

Our class structure is designed for carers to fully participate in the class with their child and baby which is an extremely important part of the success of the classes. The more you take part in the music making and movement, the more your child will get out of it. Children learn by imitation and when they see you singing, playing musical instruments and moving to the music they will try to do the same. Website

Toddlers Friday at School

Dulwich Wood Primary
Dulwich Wood Primary Toddler Group is a friendly and welcoming parent and toddler group which aims to make both parents and toddlers feel comfortable and included. We are open for anyone with a toddler and often have dads as well as mums taking part. We cater for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers and have toys and activities suitable for each age range. We welcome you with free play where the children have plenty of time to interact and socialise. This is followed by a structured music time and then we finish with our popular parachute play and bubbles. Website
  1. About SE27

    SE27 is the postcode district in South East London incorporating the areas of West Norwood, Gipsy Hill (part), Norwood (part) and is covered by the Lambeth local authority.

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