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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

What is your favourite place?

Where do South East London locals go?

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!

Blackbird Bakery

Open early in the morning, pop into this cafe for a delicious coffee and pastry.


Great Mexican burritos in what was once a post office.

Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs

The dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park are a fantastic sight!


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!!!

Sofa Bar & Kitchen

Lots of comfy cushions and great snacks in this Bromley restaurant.


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!

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.

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!

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

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

Fentiman Arms

Amazing roast dinners, good red wines and a nice beer garden for when it's warm!

Greenwich Park

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

Shirley Hills Viewpoint

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

South London Gallery

Contemporary art space with changing exhibitions. It also has a lovely café and art shop.

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!

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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

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"Beckenham's past and present famous residents include David Bowie, Enid Blyton and Julie Andrews."

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Child-friendly activities near South East London

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

Rucksack Music

St. 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


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

Little Bubbles - Forest Hil

Forest 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 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

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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