A locals' guide to SE24
"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
"You can pop down to Herne Hill market on a Sunday and pick up some fresh produce or locally made clothing and accessories."Luke Tubb
"Herne Hill has a fantastic community feel with its independently run boutiques and cafes."Luke Tubb
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!
Submitted by Stephen
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
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 Jan
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
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
Baby SingalongJessop Primary School
All the baby classics in a pristine centre with a brilliant sensory play area that includes fibre optic cables and electric displays as well as larger toys. Call: 02077375164 to book
Baby Booters is the much talked about and massively popular kiddies fun kick-about footie session. Targeted at the little 'uns between 18 months and four years of age this is a great chance to get your little one active and engaged. 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
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
Jessop's Dads' DayJessop Children’s Centre
Dads' Day is a monthly stay and play session for dads and male carers with children up to the age of 5. This runs on the last Saturday of the month. Jessop Children's Centre provides free activities, sessions and support for families living in our local area with children up to the age of 5. Website
As parents all over the western world know...kids love to bounce up and down. If it's not your bed or their bed...its the sofa! So in an attempt to save your furniture, book them in to one of our term time trampoline courses. £34, member £36, non member £38 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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