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A locals' guide to SE4

"The views from Nunhead Station is spectacular on a clear day - you can see all the way to Canary Wharf."

Chris Venter

"There's such a buzz around Goldsmiths University..12 minutes to Charing Cross, easy road connections to Essex and property that provides excellent value..."

Chris Venter

"New Cross is as arty and cultural as Shoreditch and Soho, but with a strong South London identity..."

Chris Venter

What is your favourite place?

Where do SE4 locals go?

The Gantry

This delightful restaurant and bar is cosy inside during the winter, yet there's an amazing garden for the summer months.

Jam Circus

A quirky pub that serves good food. It's also child friendly during the day.

Brockley Market

Award-winning, bustling market selling seasonal produce and delicious street food.

Le Querce

The finest Italian restaurant I have ever been to, with a varied and fresh menu that caters for everyone from meat eaters to vegans and all in between without seeming to try! I book for anniversaries, birthdays, visits from friends - any excuse to attend the best restaurant I know of. It may not look particularly salubrious, but it is child-friendly by day and romantically candle-lit by night. I cannot recommend it highly enough!

The Point

One of the most secluded spots with amazing views over London. Not a tourist in sight and the perfect place for a picnic too.

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

Where every good night ends...Peckham's pool club open 24/7!

K & K Butchers and Grocers

On the corner of Choumert Road and Rye Lane there is K&K Butchers, which sells fresh produce, meats, fish, fruits and vegetables.

The Greenwich Vintage Market

Some great unusual finds here and it's open every day of the week!

Archibald's

An independent coffeeshop with a gorgeous sun trap of a garden that serves an amazing full brunch menu.

Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle

Amazing food and service. The best Italian food in Greenwich.

PeckhamPlex

One of the cheapest cinemas in London at only £4.99 a ticket - all day, every day!

Heap's Sausages

Head here for the best breakfast in Greenwich! A great local family-run business...

Frank's Cafe

Frank's Café in Peckham is a really cool bar with amazing views of London on the top of a multi-storey car park.

Petitou

A lovely family-friendly café just off Bellenden Road that serves tasty homemade food.

Peyton and Byrne

Delicious cakes, good quality coffee and freshly baked bread to take away - all in welcoming surroundings with trendy décor.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Lewisham, Nunhead, Forest Hill, New Cross, Catford, Peckham Rye, Deptford, Greenwich, Hither Green and East Dulwich

What do you love about SE4?

Why do you find SE4 a great place to live?

Sarah

"There's something new to find round every corner... "

September 2015

Jordan

"Brockley is a multi-cultural location with a high reputation as a focus for the arts in South London. The area is a desirable place to live in London, as it has easy access to public transport in and around the city."

February 2015

Romy

"I love Brockley because it is small and nice and not at all scary."

January 2015

Paul

"Parks, parks and more parks. Brockley is great for families with children. From Ladywell to Hilly Fields, from Blythe Hill to Horniman there are enough green spaces to keep everyone happy. It's the best thing about Brockley..apart of course, from food. We have London's finest Indian restaurant Babur with a massive tiger on the roof which makes my kids literally roar when we drive past it. Then there's Le Querce, on... more

December 2014

Tom Smith

"One of the best preserved and most coherent Victorian suburbs in inner London, Brockley is both a fantastic, relaxed and beautifully leafy place to live, yet also conveniently located within easy reach of Central London and the Docklands. It has a strong, friendly community which is of a highly artistic, independent and multi-cultural character. This strong and vibrant sense of community is encouraged in part by the ongoing wo... more

May 2011

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"In 1848 at the Priory Ground, Algernon Road, a cricket match held - a team of one legged men against a team of one armed men!"

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Child-friendly activities near SE4

Tippee Toes Music-BROCKLEY

St Hilda's Church
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. All music sessions are £5.00 per child / £3.00 per sibling (Drop-in on the day, no advanced booking required) Website

Tippee Toes Music

St Saviours Scout Hall
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. All music sessions are £5.00 per child / £3.00 per sibling (Drop-in on the day, no advanced booking required) Website

Baby Sensory

St Andrews Church Centre
Baby Sensory's award winning baby development classes are now running in your area. You and your baby will experience different sensory activities designed to support your baby's sensory development every week and you are welcome to join at any time. Baby Sensory is an extremely popular Baby Development activity and many of our classes are fully booked, it is advisable to book early. Website

Little Bubbles - Crofton Park

St Hilda's Church,
LittleBubbles are exciting weekly activity classes for all children aged 12 months - 4 years old. Your child can come along and enjoy the physical fun of moving freely to funky tunes whilst expressing themselves in a warm, encouraging & happy environment! Full term: £72 Half term: £36 Full term (sibling): £36 Half term (sibling): £18 Website

Ivydale Time for Babies

Ivydale Children’s Centre
Fun and stimulating drop in group for parents with babies under 12 months. Website

Ivydale Dad Stay and Play (every other Sat from 25/1)

Ivydale Children’s Centre
Do not miss this opportunity to play with your child/children and meet other dads/male carers!!! Painting, singing, drawing, fun activities. Website
  1. About SE4

    SE4 is the postcode district in South East London incorporating the areas of Brockley, Crofton Park (part), Western Ladywell, Honor Oak and is covered by the Lewisham local authority.

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