A locals' guide to SE24
"Herne Hill has a fantastic community feel with its independently run boutiques and cafes."Chris Campbell
"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
Where do SE24 locals go?
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
Off the Cuff
A wine bar with cheese, live music and cheap drinks. They also sell furniture...
Submitted by Alex
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
Happy hour cocktails and a range of dishes and cuisines from all over South East Asia.
Submitted by Priscilla
The Agile Rabbit
Great pizza, drinks, live music at weekends and friendly service.
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
The new go to place in Brixton. Restaurants, bars and work spaces in converted shipping containers.
Submitted by Roberto
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
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
Delicious Italian food in delightful Dulwich Village - the linguine comes highly recommended!
Submitted by Alice
Why do you find SE24 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 SE24?
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."
Child-friendly activities near SE24
Sing and Sign
Sing and Sign's original and unique approach has revolutionised baby signing in this country. Everyone knows nursery rhymes and action songs are great fun and musical activities help stimulate language development. Sing and Sign combines the benefits of both music and baby signing. We teach a wide range of signs using some traditional and some specially written or adapted songs. What makes Sing and Sign special is that every sign used in song relates to those important first words of a baby's world! The cost per term for THE CLASSES is £85 for Stage 1 and Stage 2 and £72 for Sing and Sign Babes. Twins ONLY pay for one baby. Website
Dulwich and District Twins Club Baby & Toddler GroupHerne 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
Brockwell LidoBrockwell 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
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
Tumble TotsSt. 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
Monkey Music-Redpost HillHerne Hill United Church
At Monkey Music, we know that music is fundamental to a pre-school aged child's development. Our progressive and educational four stage curricula are designed to nurture a lifetime of music: from rock 'n' roll to ding-dong, classes are a 'good fit' for each separate age group. By the time our little monkeys 'graduate', they have a sound base from which to build a musical future.... have a look! 2 + 3 year olds: Wednesday 10.00-10.30 and Friday 11.10-11.40 Toddlers from 12 months: Wednesday 10.35-11.05 and Fridays 10.35-11.05 3 + 4 year olds: Friday 10.00-10.30 Website
SE24 is the postcode district in South East London incorporating the areas of Herne Hill, Tulse Hill (part) and is covered by the Lambeth and Southwark local authority.
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