South East London
A locals' guide to South East London
"Rye Lane Market is the perfect place to pick up bits and bobs any day of the week."Jennifer Purchase
"The regeneration of the Lambeth area is continuing at a pace...keep your eye on this part of London."Thomas Holmes
"The Oval is a great day out and at only £24 a head, the Twenty20 cricket matches are a bargain!"David Law
Where do South East London locals go?
An independent coffeeshop with a gorgeous sun trap of a garden that serves an amazing full brunch menu.
Submitted by Shirley
With a bowling green, play area and cricket pitches, Mayow Park is a great place to chill out at the weekend.
Submitted by Joe
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.
Submitted by Gurdip
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.
Submitted by Stephen
Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle
Amazing food and service. The best Italian food in Greenwich.
Submitted by Nicholas
The Crystal Palace Market
A unique culinary experience - choose your fresh produce from the market and then watch it be prepared into a tasty meal.
Submitted by Ben
Happy hour cocktails and a range of dishes and cuisines from all over South East Asia.
Submitted by Priscilla
Brown & Green Cafe
Grab a quick snack and a coffee whilst at Crystal Palace Station.
Submitted by Joe
Up at the O2
A really good day out scaling the roof of the O2. Once at the top you can see across East London and you are directly in the flight path for City Airport, with the chance to take some good pictures of the landscape!
Submitted by Hollie
Bateaux London Cruises
A great way to see London with a variety of different cruises along the Thames. You can even opt for Sunday lunch whilst listening to a live jazz band!
Submitted by Alina
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.
Submitted by Daisy
A great mix of Italian and Mediterranean cuisines, cheap prices and fantastic service!
Submitted by Emma
Classic hot and cold desserts, milkshakes and gelato served in a low-lit, purple and black setting.
Submitted by Natalie
Why do you find South East London a great place to live?
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Did you know?
"The 'Concrete House' on Lordship Lane is the last remaining example of its architectural type in the country. Once in a state of dereliction, it is Grade II listed and has been converted into flats."
Explore South East London
Child-friendly activities near South East London
Saturday Morning Drama for 5-7 yrsBellingham Leisure & Lifestyle Centre
Fun and creative sessions on a Saturday morning! Play drama games make friends and have fun. Weekly drop-in workshops. Parents/carers can wait or come back and collect their children at 11am. Website
Breastfeeding SupportDownderry Children's Centre
Come along to the breastfeeding cafe for a friendly welcome and refreshments as well as support and information to help you breastfeed your baby.
Breastfeeding SupportBellingham Baby Cafe
Come along to the breastfeeding cafe for a friendly welcome and refreshments as well as support and information to help you breastfeed your baby. Website
Jelly Babies Baby MassageSt Hilda's Church
My classes run over 5 consecutive weeks and last around an hour. Each session begins with a relaxation for you and we then focus on a different area of baby's body. We will cover a full body massage for baby and I will demonstrate a Colic Routine. There will be time for discussion after each class and the aim is to spend some quality time bonding with your baby by using a combination of gentle moves, loving, nurturing touch and singing soothing lullabys. The classes are very relaxed and friendly and it's a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and spend some quality one to one time with your baby. Families with babies from newborn to one year are welcome but we also discuss how we can adapt the massage for the growing child, from crawler to teenager. Website
Junior Portfolio Workshop (8-12yrs)The Conservatoire,
Come to the artist's studio of the Conservatoire and build your own portfolio of work. Taking inspiration from historical and contemporary art, students will discover and develop their skills in a variety of media including painting, printing, sculpture and photography. With the guidance of an experienced art tutor students will create a body of work that expresses their own unique artistic identity and talent. Website
Tuesday Music School - clarinet group tuition (6-9yrs)The Conservatoire
Come and learn the clarinet in the most fun way possible! Our experienced tutors will guide you through the journey of learning your instrument and together with the rest of your group will join up with the other classes to create an orchestra! Website
Early Years Music: Little Maestros (4&5yrs)The Conservatoire
With their motor skills now developed children continue to experiment with new instruments and other sound-makers while musical concepts are consciously assimilated. Music is now introduced in such a way as to support Phase One of the Letter and Sounds national teaching program while enhancing and promoting all other areas of learning as described in the early years foundation stage. Website
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