A locals' guide to SE17
"There are some fantastic properties in Elephant & Castle like those in Strata SE1 that have amazing views!"James Glen
"Surrounded by increasingly trendy bars and coffee shops, Camberwell retains value for money with a surging cultural scene..."Jennifer Purchase
"South London's arts scene began in Camberwell and still remains today..."Jennifer Purchase
Where do SE17 locals go?
Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum offers a wealth of collections to explore - head to the Extraordinary Heroes gallery to discover the real-life stories of courage behind the Victoria Cross and George Cross medals awarded for bravery.
Submitted by Rachel
The Oval Lounge
Under new management, it is good value for money and we have confidence in taking friends there. They serve excellent light lunches and suppers.
Submitted by D.
South London Gallery
Contemporary art space with changing exhibitions. It also has a lovely café and art shop.
Submitted by Stephen
The snug at the back of this quirky bar has been the venue of many birthdays and 6 nations parties (watching Wales winning two grand slams there!)
Submitted by Hannah
Flat Iron Square
An outdoor food and entertainment venue under the railway arches in Bankside.
Submitted by Kristina
Amazing roast dinners, good red wines and a nice beer garden for when it's warm!
Submitted by James
The View From the Shard
A really nice afternoon out if you are new to London, have visitors or just want something to do one day. Amazing uninterrupted views over London and on a clear day you can see for over 30 miles!
Submitted by Hollie
Ting at the Shangri-La
On the 35th floor of the Shard, Ting delivers the astonishing views that you would expect. What I didn't expect was the incredible food that was pretty good value for money - £55 for four mouth-watering courses and the prettiest dessert I've ever seen!
Submitted by Rachel
Neal's Yard Dairy
Sourcing and selling the best of British and Irish cheeses. Make sure you check out Neal's Yard Dairy when you're wandering through Borough Market.
Submitted by John
The Young Vic
A small theatre where all the seating has good angles. Reasonable ticket prices and performances by extremely talented people. There is also a food and drink area.
Submitted by Trish
Why do you find SE17 a great place to live?
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Did you know?
"The Great Fire of London began in a bakers on Pudding Lane in 1666 and destroyed a third of the city. It took five days to put out, with one of the methods used being gunpowder to demolish buildings and create breaks in the flames."
Child-friendly activities near SE17
The Grove Toddle TimeThe Grove Children Centre
Play and craft sessions, songs and rhymes, time to meet other parents and carers. Website
The Grove Dad's Group (1st Sat of month)The Grove Children and Family Centre
Are you a first time dad or are you a dad of many? Come along for a session of fun with your little ones, breakfast included. Date: First Saturday of every month Website
The Grove ChildmindersThe Grove Children and Family Centre
Open for childminders or parents who want information and advice about becoming a childminder. Play and craft sessions for childminders and their children. Term time only. Website
The Grove Baby ClubThe Grove Children Centre
Sessions with toys to explore and rhymes to sing. Term time only. Website
NCT SE1 Bumps and Babes GroupDel Aziz,
Bumps and Babes groups are informal get togethers which are there to help parents to meet one another in a local venue. Anyone is welcome to come to a Bumps and Babes group. You don't have to be a NCT member. Website
Crazy ChimpsCrazy Chimps
Go ape and be pampered at Crazy Chimps in Kennington - an indoor playzone, café and beauty salon for kids (and adults!) Crazy Chimps has play areas and equipment suitable for little ones between the ages of three months to 13 years old. And there's something for all sizes with the castle, slide, swings, trampoline, ball pit, educational play equipment and touch-screen games. There are further facilities for arts and crafts, a cinema, disco and indoor entrainment room, and, if it all gets a bit too much, there's even a quiet reading area with iPads for everyone to use. Website
After a warm up together, each week includes a singing session, a drumming session and a tuned percussion and/or guitar session for every child in a smaller group, before coming back together for whole group singing or playing at the end of the session. This allows children to explore breathing and vocal techniques, rhythm work, instruments (especially percussion), working as a group and individually, listening skills, improvisation and composition. Website
SE17 is the postcode district in South East London incorporating the areas of Walworth, Newington and is covered by the Southwark local authority.
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