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A locals' guide to South London

"Streatham Common is the perfect place to hang out when the sun is shining."

Thomas Howe

"Three Kings Pond is a great place to walk and unwind."

Tom Cope

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

Thomas Howe

What is your favourite place?

Where do South London locals go?


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

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.

Doyley's A1 Barbers

I have been getting my hair cut here for over 15 years. It's a very nice family-run business and a fantastic place to discuss football and sports with the guys. It also tends to be a social hub too, which is great!

The Bull

This gastropub next to Streatham Common is fantastic! The décor is really cool, there's an impressive outdoor seating area with fires and the food is outstanding.

Performance 360

Crossfit and personal training gym based in the heart of the Crystal Triangle. Always a hard workout.

The Exhibition Rooms

Beautifully prepared British meals made using the freshest ingredients, this restaurant is perfect for a special occasion!

Pizza at the Palace

Serving great pizzas, I've been going to this restaurant for 25 years!

The Gold Coast

Serving the best food from the motherland, Ghana! The jollof rice served with domedo (seasoned and spiced pork) is to die for... It reminds me of mummy's cooking!


Great coffee and food in the heart of Tooting Market.

Boxpark Croydon

Another reason to move to Croydon! In the summer of 2016, Boxpark Croydon will be home to 80 new independent restaurants. This is, of course, something that is very exciting for the local area.

Mantanah Thai Cuisine

An authentic Thai restaurant that has an amazing menu, offering good quality meat and vegetarian dishes.

London Wetland Centre

Spread over 3,000 hectares and part of what defines Barnes, it's a great day out for all the family.

Sofa Bar & Kitchen

Lots of comfy cushions and great snacks in this Bromley restaurant.

Peyton and Byrne

Delicious cakes, good quality coffee and freshly baked bread to take away - all in welcoming surroundings with trendy décor.

Café Galio

This cafe sells great paninis! It's the perfect place for a quick lunch to eat in or take away.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Norbury, Thornton Heath, Norwood, Streatham, West Norwood, Crystal Palace, Croydon, Mitcham, Upper Sydenham and Streatham Hill

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"Croydon Palace dates back to around 960, with its current buildings erected in the 15th and 16th centuries. The summer home of the Archbishop of Canterbury for over 500 years, it now forms the estate of Old Palace of John Whitgift School."

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Child-friendly activities near South London

Baby Yoga

Fayland Children's Centre
Help improve your child's development through yoga. Families will have a chance to: learn relaxation techniques, help improve their child's sleeping patterns, and have fun. Website

Well Baby Clinic

Faylands Childrens Centre,
The clinic offers the chance for you to: discuss general health, issues and worries about your child; have your child weighed; and get advice about feeding. Just drop in, there is no need to book. Don't forget to bring your personal child health record book; and your baby changing bag. Website

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

Kingswood Library Baby and Toddler

Baby and toddler sessions are aimed at pre-school children and their parents or carers. Each session includes storytelling, songs, simple crafts and activities designed to stimulate young minds. A baby and toddler session will give your child -the chance to meet and interact with children of a similar age -development of concentration and comprehension skills -an introduction to a wide variety of books and story tapes -fun! 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

Little Bubbles - Forest Hil

Forest Hill Methodist Church
Little Bubbles are exciting weekly activity classes for all children aged 12 months - 4 years old. Your child can come along and enjoy the physical fun of moving freely to funky tunes whilst expressing themselves in a warm, encouraging & happy environment! Full term: £72 Half term: £36 Full term (sibling): £36 Half term (sibling): £18 Website
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