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
Where do South East London locals go?
An independent coffeeshop with a gorgeous sun trap of a garden that serves an amazing full brunch menu.
Submitted by Shirley
A quirky pub that serves good food. It's also child friendly during the day.
Submitted by Stephen
Horniman Museum and Gardens
A quirky, free, family-friendly museum and gardens.
Submitted by Stephen
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
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.
Submitted by Rachel
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!
Submitted by Stephen
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.
Submitted by Daisy
A great day out for all the family watching Crystal Palace FC play at their home ground.
Submitted by Nick
Arguably the best kebab on Lordship Lane! It's hard to break the habit of going every day for lunch...
Submitted by Alex
With a bowling green, play area and cricket pitches, Mayow Park is a great place to chill out at the weekend.
Submitted by Joe
The best Indian food in the most beautiful surroundings and with great friendly service too.
Submitted by Nicole
The food and the vibe.. Urban Farmers Market & street food supremo!
Submitted by Kaz
One of the most secluded spots with amazing views over London. Not a tourist in sight and the perfect place for a picnic too.
Submitted by Sophie
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
Why do you find South East London a great place to live?
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Did you know?
"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
Child-friendly activities near South East London
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
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
J'S Dance FactoryForest 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 YouDownham Health and Leisure Centre
12 week weight management programme for new mums involving exercise and nutrition tips
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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