South East London
A locals' guide to South East London
"Crystal Palace is a wonderful place for families, with quick commutes and the wide green spaces..."Martin Debrah
"There's plenty of attractions along South Bank to be explored..."Thomas Holmes
"An absolute foodie's dream...stock up or just treat yourself to some great street food from the finest suppliers!"James Glen
Where do South East London locals go?
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!
Submitted by Tina
Open early in the morning, pop into this cafe for a delicious coffee and pastry.
Submitted by Alice
Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs
The dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park are a fantastic sight!
Submitted by Alex
The best Thai restaurant with always fresh produce, taste buds will be working overtime as each mouthful gives you more to think about. A truly unique experience!!!
Submitted by Stuart
Sofa Bar & Kitchen
Lots of comfy cushions and great snacks in this Bromley restaurant.
Submitted by Ryan
If you want a fun, inexpensive night out, Reflex is great. You can usually count on cheap drinks, the people are friendly and there is always a way to get home no matter where you live!
Submitted by Jessica
The Crystal Palace Market
A unique culinary experience - choose your fresh produce from the market and then watch it be prepared into a tasty meal.
Submitted by Ben
Bateaux London Cruises
A great way to see London with a variety of different cruises along the Thames. You can even opt for Sunday lunch whilst listening to a live jazz band!
Submitted by Alina
Canavan's Peckham Pool Club
Where every good night ends...Peckham's pool club open 24/7!
Submitted by Alex
Amazing roast dinners, good red wines and a nice beer garden for when it's warm!
Submitted by James
Shirley Hills Viewpoint
This viewpoint in the Addington Hills provides breathtaking views of all of London. Make sure you visit on a clear day!
Submitted by Alexandra
South London Gallery
Contemporary art space with changing exhibitions. It also has a lovely café and art shop.
Submitted by Stephen
Gourmet Burger Kitchen
Whilst there have been many new entries into the London burger market, GBK remains a firm favourite. The Don burger is a thing of beauty!
Submitted by Dan
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Child-friendly activities near South East London
Babistic Baby MassageManor 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 yrsBellingham 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
Rucksack MusicSt. Margarets Church Crypt
Come and enjoy a relaxed, guided musical session For children (0 - 4 years old), and their parents/carers; With small percussion instruments to experience and enjoy. Website
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
Little Bubbles - Forest HilForest Hill Methodist Church
Little Bubbles 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
Breastfeeding SupportBellingham 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
Junior Theatre Workshop (7-10yrs)The Conservatoire,
We work as an ensemble - using theatre games to build rapport and skills with special emphasis on movement, mime, confidence building and, of course, creativity! But most of all we have fun! Website
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