Home Discover Local Life South East London

You are not logged in. Log in / Register

Menu

South East London

A locals' guide to South East London

"Everything that you need; a gym and supermarkets by the station, villages bakers, lovely pubs and beautiful parks..."

Michael Schult

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

Divyesh Bhanderi

"The revival of the Arts scene in Camberwell makes this area a very exciting place to be..."

Dominic Butler

What is your favourite place?

Where do South East London locals go?

Archibald's

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

Jam Circus

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

Horniman Museum and Gardens

A quirky, free, family-friendly museum and gardens.

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!

Tate Modern Kitchen & Bar

Nothing quite like sitting down with a cold, crisp glass of wine after a stroll along the south bank. The bar on the 6th floor of Tate Modern also comes with one of the best views in town AND the added benefit of supporting a fantastic arts institution. Later weekend opening times make this a great place to watch the sunset.

Norwood Grove House

Known locally as the "White House", Norwood Grove House and its well-tended formal gardens were opened in 1926 by the future King Edward VIII. It is the centrepiece of Norwood Grove itself; a large expanse of grass from which you can overlook Streatham and its surrounding areas. It is thoroughly underutilised and all the better for it!

Cherry & Ice

A café serving delicious ice creams and milkshakes with the friendliest staff - they're so lovely and helpful and always make me feel welcome.

Selhurst Park

A great day out for all the family watching Crystal Palace FC play at their home ground.

The Whitgift Centre

There's a great choice of stores in The Whitgift Centre!

Hisar

Arguably the best kebab on Lordship Lane! It's hard to break the habit of going every day for lunch...

Mayow Park

With a bowling green, play area and cricket pitches, Mayow Park is a great place to chill out at the weekend.

Cinnamon Culture

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

Mercato Metropolitano

The food and the vibe.. Urban Farmers Market & street food supremo!

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.

Shirley Hills Viewpoint

This viewpoint in the Addington Hills provides breathtaking views of all of London. Make sure you visit on a clear day!

Know a great place?

Share your favourite place to go in or around South East London.

Let us know

Why not explore the nearby areas of Catford, Hither Green, Lewisham, Downham, Forest Hill, Lee, Sydenham, Blackheath, Beckenham and Upper Sydenham

Why do you find South East London a great place to live?

Be the first to tell us what makes living in South East London great.

Please tell us about South East London

"St George's Church on Beckenham's High Street is reported to have the oldest lychgate in England dating from the 13th century. A lychgate is a timber framed arch found at the entrance to many churchyards."

Explore South East London

  1. Food and Drink places Amenities

  2. Tube and rail stations Transport

  3. Schools, colleges and universities Schools

    School performance tables

  4. Shops Property

Child-friendly activities near South East London

Breastfeeding Support

Bellingham Baby Cafe
Come along to the breastfeeding cafe for a friendly welcome and refreshments as well as support and information to help you breastfeed your baby. Website

Babistic Baby Massage

Manor House Gardens
Learn how to massage your baby with a full body routine and yoga movements. Learn some songs & rhymes too. There is time set aside after each session for refreshments, feeding of baby and to socialise with others if you would like to stay around for. Website

Saturday Morning Drama for 5-7 yrs

Bellingham Leisure & Lifestyle Centre
Fun and creative sessions on a Saturday morning! Play drama games make friends and have fun. Weekly drop-in workshops. Parents/carers can wait or come back and collect their children at 11am. Website

J'S Dance Factory

Forest Hill Methodist Centre
J's Dance Factory is a fast moving and exciting place for your child to learn to dance and grow in confidence. It is an IDTA school and offer your child the opportunity to take dance exams from as young as three which can lead up towards to teaching qualification when they turn 17. They do shows in various venues, participate in local roadshows and charity events. 9.30-10.00 Ballet (3-5 years) 10.00-10.30 Street Dance (3-5 years) 10.30-11.30 Street Dance (6-8 years) 11.30-12.30 Ballet and Tap (6+) 12.30-13.20 Street Dance (Intermediate/Advance) 13.20-14.10 Contemporary Dance (6+) Website

New Mum New You

Downham Health and Leisure Centre
12 week weight management programme for new mums involving exercise and nutrition tips

Aquatots

Lewisham Pool,
All our babies are born with the natural ability to swim and are perfectly adapted to immersion in water. AQUATOTS methods are based on word association, fun and encouragement, so your baby gradually builds up confidence and skills in the water. Discover the wonderful experience of swimming together with your baby, both above and under the water. Website
  1. About South East London

    Do you live in South East London, or have you lived in South East London recently?

    If so, let us know what you like about living in South East London.

    Local Estate Agencies

    South East London estate agents

    estate agents

  2. Nearby areas

    Why not explore some other local areas:

Feedback about living in South East London has been submitted directly by the public and may not neccessarily reflect the views of Foxtons. The description of South East London was modified from Wikipedia and is available under the Creative Commons licence. Land Registry data is Crown copyright.

All the views and contributions contained within Foxtons Local Life are those of the contributors. All content is assessed before publishing for taste, however free opinion is encouraged. Foxtons accept no payment or sponsorship for content that is posted about South East London.

Call 0800 369 8667 for further information about marketing your home, or to find out how much your property is worth