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Brockwell Park

Brockwell Park

A great place for an early morning run, where you feel like you aren't even in London - yet you are only 10 minutes from central London on the Victoria line. There are tennis courts, a gym and a Lido too if running isn't your thing.

Herne Hill Market

Herne Hill Market

A buzzing Sunday market, right near Herne Hill Station.

Off the Cuff

Off the Cuff

A wine bar with cheese, live music and cheap drinks. They also sell furniture...

The Lido Cafe

The Lido Cafe

A modern British restaurant overlooking Brockwell Lido. Great for breakfast - plus lunch and dinner for that matter!

Brixton Blend

Brixton Blend

The smoothest coffee this side of Rome!

Valhalla

Valhalla

The best breakfast I have had in Brixton and an amazing array of coffees and real fruit smoothies.

Seven at Brixton

Seven at Brixton

Unique homemade cocktails in the middle of Brixton Market, made using their own secret recipes. A small place, but very nice for a date. They also sell food.

The Agile Rabbit

The Agile Rabbit

Great pizza, drinks, live music at weekends and friendly service.

Satay Bar

Satay Bar

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

The Ritzy

The Ritzy

One of the most iconic buildings in Brixton overlooking Windrush Square, the Ritzy is a really cool independent cinema where you can grab a couple of cocktails whilst watching the latest blockbuster!

Pop Brixton

Pop Brixton

The new go to place in Brixton. Restaurants, bars and work spaces in converted shipping containers.

The Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales

A Brixton institution, this bar has amazing roof terraces and serves food in the day too. You can dance the night away until the early hours when they have DJs playing.

Craft Beer Co.

Craft Beer Co.

Over 100 types of beers and an enormous variety of flavours to choose from. The perfect setting for after-work drinks.

San Marino

San Marino

Been serving amazing breakfast and lunch in the heart of Brixton since 1993. The chicken salad is a winner judging by the queues outside the door!

David Bowie Memorial

David Bowie Memorial

Brixton's very own 'star man' still attracts fans from around the world... Nothing 'ch-ch-ch-changes...'

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Brixton, Dulwich, Streatham Hill, Camberwell, Clapham North, Stockwell, East Dulwich, Peckham Rye, Clapham and West Norwood

"The name Herne Hill comes from an old spelling of "heron" that made its home here on the river Effra that used to run through it."

I do not know of a better park in London with more to offer than Brockwell Park - a lido, BMX track, miniature railway, tennis courts...

Jon Purvis

You can pop down to Herne Hill market on a Sunday and pick up some fresh produce or locally made clothing and accessories.

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Herne Hill has a fantastic community feel with its independently run boutiques and cafes.

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  1. Herne Hill is a slice of the countryside in London - a bustling area with a vibrant market every weekend, and a villagey feel. With the addition of the underrated and beautiful Brockwell park, I couldn't think of a better place to live within Zone 2.

  2. Brockwell Park, now a National Trust Park is excellent with a Lido and Gym, Tennis Courts, paddling pool, play park and a old house cafe in the centre.

  3. The Velodrome, so much history!

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Child-friendly activities near Herne Hill

Tippee Toes Drama Workshop


This class includes action songs, musical instruments, movement props, puppets, colourful laminates, parachute play and oodles of bubbles! It is an extremely lively and interactive class which makes learning fun, whilst teaching the importance of manners, patience, and socialising positively in groups and is a great early introduction into music. Whilst this class is well structured, we are very relaxed and if your little one wants to move about, they are free to do so. Website

Brockwell Lido

Brockwell Park
Enjoy swimming at one of London's few remaining outdoor swimming pools. General Swim most days 6.30-1.00pm or 4.00-8.00pm Website

Tumble Tots

St. Faith's Community Centre
For more than quarter of a century, Tumble Tots, Britain's leading physical play programme for children, has been the springboard to developing children's skills for life. The programme, which has benefited more than a million children since 1979, instils in them, a healthy and active lifestyle and the confidence, to reach their maximum potential. It is designed to develop children's physical skills of agility, balance, co-ordination and climbing, through the use of brightly coloured Tumble Tots equipment. Each weekly session combines fun, excitement and challenge in a safe and caring environment. If you are thinking of joining us but want to be sure that it's right for you and your little one, why not come along and just pay for one class before deciding if you want to make a commitment to a 12 week course. Website

Mini Mozart- Concert and Class for Babies

Herne Hill United Church
Classical music class for babies (up to 15 months) led by Jennifer playing the flute with Sophie on the piano.

Dulwich and District Twins Club Baby & Toddler Group

Herne Hill United Reform Church
The Dulwich and District Twins Club is a support group run and funded by local parents for the benefit of other parents and carers of multiples across South East London. We run a baby and toddler group on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month from 10am to 11.45am (turn up at any time!), at the United Reform Church at the top of Red Post Hill in SE24. It's a great place to meet up with other twin or triplet parents, with activities for all ages. Website

The German Kindergarten

St. Faith's Community Centre
At the German Kindergarten we believe that learning should be a natural part of life. We strive to create an environment where children enjoy themselves and learn in a playful way. We strongly believe in learning through play close to nature. We promote bilingualism from early childhood. Before the age of seven is when two languages are most easily learned. The German Kindergarten staff are native German speakers. We emphasise storytelling and reading as a way to immerse the children in a German speaking environment. The German Kindergarten is a very popular pre-school. The waiting list operates on a first come, first served basis. However siblings and children in care will have priority. Visit our website to find the Fee Table for more information on prices. Website

About Herne Hill

Herne Hill is located in the London Borough of Lambeth and the London Borough of Southwark in Greater London. There is a road of the same name which continues the A215 north of Norwood Road and was called Herne Hill Road. Herne Hill is situated between the more well-known areas of Brixton, Dulwich and Camberwell. It also straddles two boroughs, with a range of independent shops, art galleries, bars and restaurants. The area is home to Brockwell Park. Near a hilltop in Brockwell Park stands Brockwell Hall, which was built in 1831. The park also houses Brockwell Lido, an open-air swimming pool built in 1937.

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