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A locals' guide to South London

"Streatham Common is the perfect place to hang out when the sun is shining."

Stephanie Kele

"A mixture of independent and high street shops line Streatham High Road, which has seen great development over the past few years."

Chris Campbell

"You can pop down to Herne Hill market on a Sunday and pick up some fresh produce or locally made clothing and accessories."

Jenna Blake

What is your favourite place?

Where do South London locals go?

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!


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

South Norwood Lake and Grounds

Feeding the ducks on South Norwood Lake is a great way to escape city life.

The Rookery

A walled garden that would not look out of place in a BBC costume drama. Stunning throughout the year and still relatively undiscovered by the residents of South London. The gardens are beautifully maintained by a justifiably proud set of volunteers.

Shelverdine Goathouse

A charming and homely pub with a good vibe. There are different bar areas each with its own character. Good selection of keg and cask ales and a open kitchen serving good, reasonably priced food. The staff are very friendly and the service good. It has a quiz night on Mondays, compered by a charming and entertaining quiz master.


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

Be At One

Super tasty cocktails and a fantastic happy hour, where all cocktails are 2-4-1. The staff are so friendly and there's a good vibe here on a Friday and Saturday night.

South Norwood Country Park

Like having the countryside on your doorstep, it is a great place for a bike ride or a dog walk.


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!


A cheap and cheerful Italian serving the cheesiest lasagne in London!

Free Fitness Clapham

For just £40 per month, you can take advantage of 6 classes a week, which include a running club, martial arts and Insanity workouts. You can also hire personal trainers for 1 on 1 sessions.

Cappadocia Express

The kebabs in this authentic Turkish restaurant are superb! They make fresh bread daily and their own chilli sauce, as well as showcasing belly dancers on a Wednesday!


An amazing restaurant for brunch or dinner, serving dishes from all over the world. The ribs are fantastic!

The Whitgift Centre

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


A dog groomers in Sheen offering competitive prices and fantastic service with a smile!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Norbury, Thornton Heath, Norwood, Streatham, West Norwood, Crystal Palace, Croydon, Mitcham, Upper Sydenham and Streatham Hill

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Child-friendly activities near South London


Private venue,
Small group or individual classes taught in a private house in Streatham with the pool heated to a minimum temperature of 30°C. Website

The ABC Ballet School

St. James' Church Hall 236,
At The ABC Ballet School the emphasis is on fun and enjoyment whilst learning skills such as coordination musicality confidence building and imagination that will be beneficial in everyday life. Website

Baby Yoga

Fayland Children's Centre
Help improve your child's development through yoga. Families will have a chance to: learn relaxation techniques, help improve their child's sleeping patterns, and have fun. Website

Playhouse Parent and Toddler Group

St. Albans Parish Hall,
Parent and toddler groups provide a place where parents/carers can take their young children to enjoy play activities and socialise. Website

Caterpillar Music

The Bruce HallAll Saints Parish Church
Amazing fun, music, action songs, puppets, instruments and exciting activities every week at Caterpillar Music - a creative learning experience for babies and young children.. Website

Rhythm-n-Babes@Graveney & Meadow

Graveney & Meadow
Shake, sing, wiggle, meet Chirpy the chicken and friends, dance, and pop the bubbles. A stimulating and fun 45 mins of musical variety that your little one (and you) will love. Our fun & lively music classes are for pre-schoolers and their parents/carers based in Tooting, south London SW17. Website

Dulwich and District Twins Club Baby & Toddler Group

Herne Hill United Reform Church
The Dulwich and District Twins Club is a support group run and funded by local parents for the benefit of other parents and carers of multiples across South East London. We run a baby and toddler group on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month from 10am to 11.45am (turn up at any time!), at the United Reform Church at the top of Red Post Hill in SE24. It's a great place to meet up with other twin or triplet parents, with activities for all ages. Website
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