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Buenos Aires Café

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.

Coppers

Coppers

Coppers is a beautiful restaurant in an old police station. The food here is lovely and the afternoon tea with prosecco is a real treat!

The Melange

The Melange

A handmade chocolate shop and café that serves fantastic hot chocolate!

The Bickley

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.

Mantanah Thai Cuisine

Mantanah Thai Cuisine

An authentic Thai restaurant that has an amazing menu, offering good quality meat and vegetarian dishes.

PeckhamPlex

PeckhamPlex

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

Porky's

Porky's

Very impressive meat dishes cooked in a proper American smoker. The ribs are fantastic!

Cream's

Cream's

Classic hot and cold desserts, milkshakes and gelato served in a low-lit, purple and black setting.

West Norwood Feast

West Norwood Feast

A community market in south London. Community comes together to taste, eat, drink and admire or buy all handmade items and all things that are on offer.

The Lido Cafe

The Lido Cafe

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

Peckham Library

Peckham Library

For when you need a mental workout, Peckham Library is open throughout the week, including Sundays!

Wahaca's Mexican Street Kitchen

Wahaca's Mexican Street Kitchen

Enjoy a burrito and a beer at this Mexican street kitchen on the Southbank, just outside the Royal Festival Hall! Arriba!

Love 'A' Slice

Love 'A' Slice

Cheesecakes, cream cakes and milkshakes - heaven for those with a sweet tooth!

Brockwell Park

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.

Sapore Vero

Sapore Vero

Lovely little Italian restaurant with wood fire cooked pizzas! Also accept Tastecards in the week, which is a great bargain!

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

"Laid out in 1433, Greenwich Park is the oldest park in London."

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

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St Luke's Church, West Norwood was built in the early 19th century and sits at the top of Norwood High Street.

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Camberwell's residential streets are monopolised by elegant period properties and mature trees that heighten the area's family appeal.

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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

Perform - Drama Workshops

Lochaber Hall
The only drama dance and singing workshops for 4-7 year olds that focuses on helping develop children's confidence co-ordination communication and concentration skills. Perform will give your child amazing social skills and will be the best fun of their week. Website

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

Jelly Babies IAIM Baby Massage

St Hilda's Church
Take time out to enhance your special bond with your baby and meet new friends on this relaxed and friendly baby massage course. Courses run over 5 consecutive weeks and last around an hour. The classes are very relaxed and friendly and it's a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and spend some quality one to one time with your baby. Families with babies from newborn to one year are welcome but we also discuss how we can adapt the massage for the growing child, from crawler to teenager. 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

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

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

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