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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

What is your favourite place?

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.

Mayow Park

With a bowling green, play area and cricket pitches, Mayow Park is a great place to chill out at the weekend.

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.

La Bruschetta

They serve tasty lunchtime salads at this local cafe.

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.

Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle

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

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.

Satay Bar

Happy hour cocktails and a range of dishes and cuisines from all over South East Asia.

Brown & Green Cafe

Grab a quick snack and a coffee whilst at Crystal Palace Station.

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!

The Pier Fish & Chips

Traditional fish and chips in Greenwich!

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!

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.


A great mix of Italian and Mediterranean cuisines, cheap prices and fantastic service!


Classic hot and cold desserts, milkshakes and gelato served in a low-lit, purple and black setting.

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Saturday Morning Drama for 5-7 yrs

Bellingham 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 Support

Downderry 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 Support

Bellingham 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 Massage

St 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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