Parkland and peaceful roads make this a great area for families
"Streatham Common is the perfect place to hang out when the sun is shining."Stephanie Kele
"You can be at London Victoria or London Bridge in less than half an hour from West Norwood Station."Stephanie Kele
"St Luke's Church, West Norwood was built in the early 19th century and sits at the top of Norwood High Street."Stephanie Kele
Where do Norbury locals go?
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.
Submitted by Stephen
Classic hot and cold desserts, milkshakes and gelato served in a low-lit, purple and black setting.
Submitted by Natalie
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.
Submitted by Daisy
Norwood Grove House
Known locally as the "White House", Norwood Grove House and its well-tended formal gardens were opened in 1926 by the future King Edward VIII. It is the centrepiece of Norwood Grove itself; a large expanse of grass from which you can overlook Streatham and its surrounding areas. It is thoroughly underutilised and all the better for it!
Submitted by Stephen
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!
Submitted by Emlyn
Le Tour de France
The best fresh coffee, croissants and bread. Lovely family-owned independent. Get there early for their bread and croissants - they sell out fast.
Submitted by Bevelee
West Norwood Feast
A community market in south London. Community comes together to taste, eat, drink and admire or buy all handmade items and all things that are on offer.
Submitted by a local resident
West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre
So many activities for adults and children. I personally love the exercise classes, Zumba and Boxfit.
Submitted by a local resident
Four Hundred Rabbits
Head to this pizza restaurant for a delicious gelato on a warm summer's day in the Crystal Palace Triangle!
Submitted by Nick
Crystal Palace Aquarium
Everything you need for your fish and reptile needs, even little critters like locusts!
Submitted by Thomas
Why do you find Norbury a great place to live?
"A good community spirit. We have resided in Norbury (Pollards Hill) for over 30 years, having raised three children here. We have all benefited from living in a tranquil area with good neighbours, which provides great transport links."
What do you like about Norbury?
Did you know?
"Located below an anonymous block of flats called Pear Tree House in Upper Norwood was a secret Civil Defence bunker from the Cold War. The bunker was not secret for long and was frequently daubed with CND stickers, before it was closed after pressure from the self-declared nuclear free Lambeth council in 1993."
Child-friendly activities near Norbury
Stay and Play!Lattjo POP
Come and let loose in our cafe as we turn it into a playground for the children with music in the background while you enjoy your cake and coffee! A great session where the café area turns into a play room and children can explore freely and paly with the various toys around. Website
Small group or individual classes taught in a private house in Streatham with the pool heated to a minimum temperature of 30°C. Website
Conker ClubSt 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
Parent and Child GroupThe Waldorf School of South West London, Streatham Methodist Church,
In a quiet, relaxed environment with soft colours and natural materials children play freely with simple wooden toys, handmade rag dolls, play cloths and nature's toys like conkers, shells and pine cones. Website
Nippers StorytimeWest Noprwwod Library,
Storytime sessions for under 5s. These groups include craft activities and some refreshments are offered. Website
Sing and SignLWS Cafe & Charity
Developed with the help of Speech and Language experts and launched in January 2001, the "Sing and Sign" programme has since taught thousands of parents across the UK how to sign with their babies and encourage amazing early communication. Website
Rhythm 'n' BabesSt James Church Centre,
Rhythm 'n' Babes is a music and activity class aiming to encourage children to enjoy and explore music and movement. Website
Do you live in Norbury, or have you lived in Norbury recently?
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- West Norwood
- Thornton Heath
- Crystal Palace
- Streatham Hill
- Upper Sydenham
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