Classic red brick properties in the heart of surrounding parkland
"You can pop down to Herne Hill market on a Sunday and pick up some fresh produce or locally made clothing and accessories."Jenna Blake
"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
"Herne Hill has a fantastic community feel with its independently run boutiques and cafes."Chris Campbell
Where do Herne Hill locals go?
Off the Cuff
A wine bar with cheese, live music and cheap drinks. They also sell furniture...
Submitted by Alex
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.
Submitted by Poppy
The Lido Cafe
A modern British restaurant overlooking Brockwell Lido. Great for breakfast - plus lunch and dinner for that matter!
Submitted by Stephen
Brixton Village Grill
A cheap and cheerful breakfast in trendy Brixton Village. This restaurant also serves lunch and dinner.
Submitted by Daisy
Delicious coffee made using Campbell and Syme beans, food made by Salon Brixton and sweet treats too.
Submitted by Ani
The best breakfast I have had in Brixton and an amazing array of coffees and real fruit smoothies.
Submitted by Christian
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.
Submitted by Nora
The Agile Rabbit
Great pizza, drinks, live music at weekends and friendly service.
Submitted by Roberto
Happy hour cocktails and a range of dishes and cuisines from all over South East Asia.
Submitted by Priscilla
The new go to place in Brixton. Restaurants, bars and work spaces in converted shipping containers.
Submitted by Roberto
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.
Submitted by Daisy
Craft Beer Co.
Over 100 types of beers and an enormous variety of flavours to choose from. The perfect setting for after-work drinks.
Submitted by Roberto
Delicious Italian food in delightful Dulwich Village - the linguine comes highly recommended!
Submitted by Alice
The best Caribbean food and the rum punch really packs a punch! The platter is amazing and the saltfish fritters with the gravy are unbelievable...
Submitted by Janatpreet
Why do you find Herne Hill a great place to live?
"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."
"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."
"The Velodrome, so much history!"
What do you like about Herne Hill?
Did you know?
"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."
Explore Herne Hill
Child-friendly activities near Herne Hill
Little BubblesHerne Hill Baptist 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
Melody MovementSouth London Dance Studios
The aim is to give children and adults of all ages and abilities the opportunity, to learn and enjoy a wide range of dance styles, including ballet, tap, modern, national, jazz and street dance. £92 per 12 week term Website
The German KindergartenSt. 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
Baby Rhyme TimeEffra Early Years Centre,
Come along and meet other parents with young babies. Become familiar with a variety of songs and rhymes that you and your baby can enjoy by joining in with our fun singing session. It is then time for a story and before leaving there is an opportunity to choose a book from our borrowing scheme. 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.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Streatham Hill
- Clapham North
- East Dulwich
- Peckham Rye
- West Norwood
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