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A locals' guide to SE9

"I love this stunning converted coach house set within breathtaking Sundridge Park Golf Course."

Ryan Ninnis

"Woolwich is affordable, it has great transport links, fantastic people and the new General Gordon Place is extraordinary."

Michael Schult

"A place so integral and central to modern science, you can learn so much at Royal Greenwich Observatory."

Divyesh Bhanderi

What is your favourite place?

Where do SE9 locals go?


Such great service from this independent restaurant. The pizzas and the seafood are highly recommended!


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


Fantastic olive bread and a great place to pick up a sneaky afternoon snack!


The food and wide range of beers brewed in house make this place so popular! They do scrumptious, fresh stonebaked pizzas and the views of Blackheath are great. A nice place for a drink and food.

Buenos Aires Café

The best Argentinian steak restaurant ever, where the walls are covered in iconic photos taken by its owner. Definitely ask for an upstairs table overlooking Blackheath.

The Bickley

This pub set within a beautiful period building next to Chislehurst Caves has a warm atmosphere, a wide range of ales and delicious pub grub.

Cinnamon Culture

The best Indian food in the most beautiful surroundings and with great friendly service too.

Ginger and Bean

A cute coffee shop in Sundridge Park with homemade cakes and toasted sandwiches. The coffee is to die for!


An Indian restaurant and bar, which even has a hotel too! Fantastic curries that are not your average Friday night food. Bit pricey but well worth it!

Susan Clark Interiors

A lovely independent interiors shop, selling fab pieces of furniture, fabrics, small gifts and unique cards.

Railway Tavern

Home to the best bangers 'n' mash and one of the hardest pub quizzes, this pub offers a wide range of Indian pale ales. It's a stones throw from Bromley North Station, so it's perfect for commuters who fancy a pint after work.


A great mix of Italian and Mediterranean cuisines, cheap prices and fantastic service!

Bar du Vin

Karaoke, members' club and late nights at the weekend, Bar du Vin is Bromley's only wine bar.

Greenwich Park

Going for a run is never dull with this on your doorstep...

Royal Observatory Greenwich

The observatory is a great place for all ages to visit. There are usually a number of exhibitions for all ages giving a history of time and space and the architecture is wonderful. During the evening you can see the green laser across the sky that shows the meridian line.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Kidbrooke, Lee, Chislehurst, Hither Green, Sundridge Park, Blackheath, Charlton, Downham, Woolwich and Lewisham

What do you love about SE9?

Why do you find SE9 a great place to live?


"I've lived in Camberwell for just over 10 years and love living here. In zone 2, we are so close to the centre of London but manage to achieve a really lovely community village-type feel. Our neighbours have lived here for generations and really look out for us; the bars are really great and there are some fantastic gastropubs - one of which we were lucky enough to get married in! Our wedding was at Southwark Registry Offi... more

November 2015


"Tree lined streets, close to woods and open space, pretty houses, 20 minutes to London Bridge, perfect young family area ... what more do you need..."

February 2015


"I grew up in Greenwich and have lived in the borough all my life. Eltham is a nice area, with plenty of green spaces to enjoy. There's lots of history and Oxleas Woods is a delight."

December 2014


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"Golf was first introduced in England in 1608 at Royal Blackheath Golf Club."

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    SE9 is the postcode district in South East London incorporating the areas of Eltham, Mottingham, New Eltham, Falconwood (part), Chinbrook (part), Longlands (part) Kidbrooke (part) and is covered by the Greenwich, Lewisham, Bexley, Bromley local authorities.

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