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A locals' guide to Telegraph Hill

"Hop on a train from New Cross Gate Station direct to Shoreditch and stations close to the City and Canary Wharf."

Divyesh Bhanderi

"There's such a buzz around Goldsmiths University..12 minutes to Charing Cross, easy road connections to Essex and property that provides excellent value..."

Chris Venter

"New Cross is as arty and cultural as Shoreditch and Soho, but with a strong South London identity..."

Chris Venter

What is your favourite place?

Where do Telegraph Hill locals go?

The Gantry

This delightful restaurant and bar is cosy inside during the winter, yet there's an amazing garden for the summer months.

Brockley Market

Award-winning, bustling market selling seasonal produce and delicious street food.

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

Where every good night ends...Peckham's pool club open 24/7!

K & K Butchers and Grocers

On the corner of Choumert Road and Rye Lane there is K&K Butchers, which sells fresh produce, meats, fish, fruits and vegetables.


One of the cheapest cinemas in London at only £4.99 a ticket - all day, every day!

Frank's Cafe

Frank's Café in Peckham is a really cool bar with amazing views of London on the top of a multi-storey car park.

Jam Circus

A quirky pub that serves good food. It's also child friendly during the day.

Peckham Library

For when you need a mental workout, Peckham Library is open throughout the week, including Sundays!


A lovely family-friendly café just off Bellenden Road that serves tasty homemade food.

The Begging Bowl

Thai street food with a tapas approach - a relaxed and friendly buzz, especially on the weekend.


A fantastic South Indian restaurant at the Peckham end of Bellenden Road.

The Melange

A handmade chocolate shop and café that serves fantastic hot chocolate!

The Bishop

A superb way to spend your evening, this newly refurbished pub in the heart of East Dulwich is the perfect place for celebrating with a cheeky champagne or two.


Arguably the best kebab on Lordship Lane! It's hard to break the habit of going every day for lunch...

Le Chardon

Proper French food, an interesting 1880s Grade II listed interior and a piece of local history, as it used to be a David Greig shop. Put your handbag on the marble shelves and try the lobster, bouillabaisse or coq au vin and wash it down with a fabulous wine choice. I always have a good meal here.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Nunhead, New Cross, Peckham, Peckham Rye, Deptford, South Bermondsey, Forest Hill, Lewisham, Greenwich and East Dulwich

What do you love about Telegraph Hill?

Why do you find Telegraph Hill a great place to live?


"Telegraph Hill has the combination of stunning views, spacious and architecturally interesting homes which are beautifully laid out, wide spacious streets, and a neighbourhood with a sense of community. The trees in spring, summer and autumn give life to the roads and are also beautiful. It's like being in a totally different world, yet the proximity to London City and the transport links give an accessibility which is har... more

July 2012


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"Peckham once boasted many orchards and gardens - local produce included melons, figs and grapes!"

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Child-friendly activities near Telegraph Hill

The Nature Bug

Telegraph Hill Centre
The Nature Bug sessions are classroom based but there are regular opportunities each half term for some practical outdoor field work and some wildlife visits! Class sizes are restricted so that each child has the opportunity to participate fully in the sessions and can be given individual attention by the session leader. Website

French for children

Telegraph Hill Centre
A leading provider of French language learning, for children, through extra-curricular language classes as well as supplying language resources to primary schools across the United Kingdom, Ireland and overseas. Website

BTRA Music and Movement

Buchan TRA Hall
A fun packed hour of familiar songs and rhymes with dance and instruments. Drop in session where children are encouraged to dance, sing and use their imagination. Website

Ivydale Time for Babies

Ivydale Children’s Centre
Fun and stimulating drop in group for parents with babies under 12 months. Website

Ivydale Dad Stay and Play (every other Sat from 25/1)

Ivydale Children’s Centre
Do not miss this opportunity to play with your child/children and meet other dads/male carers!!! Painting, singing, drawing, fun activities. Website

Ivydale Bookstart

Ivydale Primary School
Sing songs and rhymes, make music, play with puppets and toys and join in story telling. Website

Little Kickers

Haberdashers' Aske's Sports Grounds
Little Kicks classes will be enjoyed most by children who are 18 months to 2½ years of age, with the aid of a parent/carer. However, children can productively play up to two and half years of age in this class. Confident children aged two years to two and a half years may join Junior Kickers immediately New members will be charged a one off membership fee of £20.00. Your membership fee gives you a FREE Little Kickers football uniform and priority re-enrolment. 1½ - 2yrs 3mths: Saturdays 8.30 am - 9.15 am 2 - 3½ yrs: Saturdays 8.30-9.15, 9.30-10.15, 10.30-11.15 3½ - 5 yrs: Saturdays 9.30-10.15, 11.30-12.15 5-7 years: Saturdays 9.30-10.20, 12.30-13.20 Website
  1. About Telegraph Hill

    Telegraph Hill is a place just south of New Cross in the London Borough of Lewisham in southeast London. The hill rises to around 30 metres. It was formerly known as Plowed Garlic Hill. It gained its current name from a semaphore telegraph station which was constructed on the summit of the hill circa 1795. The signalling station was one of the points from which news of Wellington's victory at Waterloo was flashed to London. It was removed in 1823.

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