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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

What is your favourite place?

Where do SE24 locals go?

The Lido Cafe

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

Herne Hill Market

A buzzing Sunday market, right near Herne Hill Station.

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.

Off the Cuff

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

Brixton Village Grill

A cheap and cheerful breakfast in trendy Brixton Village. This restaurant also serves lunch and dinner.

Federation Coffee

Delicious coffee made using Campbell and Syme beans, food made by Salon Brixton and sweet treats too.


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

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.

Satay Bar

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

The Agile Rabbit

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

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.

Pop Brixton

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

Craft Beer Co.

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


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...


Delicious Italian food in delightful Dulwich Village - the linguine comes highly recommended!

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

What do you love about SE24?

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."

December 2014

Local resident

"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."

June 2013


"The Velodrome, so much history!"

August 2012


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"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."

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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

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

St. Faith's Drop-In Toddler Group

St. Faith's Community Centre
Baby and Toddler group, Toys and activities for your child to socialise. Tea and coffee available. St Faith's Community & Youth Association is a charitable organisation and multi-use community centre providing a wide range of educational, social and cultural activities for the residents of Southwark. Website

Little Kickers

At Little Kickers the focus is very much on fun - a national network of informal yet professionally run training classes where enthusiastic boys & girls (18mths - 7th birthday) are given a helping hand to stand on their own two feet. 2 - 3½ yrs £52.00+£20.00* 3½ - 5th b'day £52.00+£20.00* *New members will be charged a one off membership fee of £20.00 Website

Melody Movement

South 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

Bea's Baby Bop

Music classes for babies and toddlers! Classes Run Throughout The Year, as opposed to only during term time, and therefore do not stop for half term breaks but continue on as normal! 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
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    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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