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Cream's

Cream's

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

The Rookery

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.

Grangewood Park

Grangewood Park

Yet another great park in SE25 - a hidden gem.

Doyley's A1 Barbers

Doyley's A1 Barbers

I have been getting my hair cut here for over 15 years. It's a very nice family-run business and a fantastic place to discuss football and sports with the guys. It also tends to be a social hub too, which is great!

Norwood Grove House

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!

Crystal Palace Aquarium

Crystal Palace Aquarium

Everything you need for your fish and reptile needs, even little critters like locusts!

La Casita

La Casita

A fantastic choice of Spanish food and drink all at great value!

Blue and Orange

Blue and Orange

A great restaurant - it's definitely my favourite in Thornton Heath!

The Godfather

The Godfather

Run by some chaps from Napoli, this authentic restaurant also uses ingredients brought over from Napoli to give you a genuine Italian experience.

Dickerage Recreation Ground

Dickerage Recreation Ground

A lovely community green space that is the perfect place to go and walk your dog. There is a good sized field and a play area for young children, including an outdoor bouncy castle.

Southwark Park

Southwark Park

Between Canada Water and Old Kent Road, Southwark Park is a peaceful spot with a café and an art gallery.

Ganapati

Ganapati

A fantastic South Indian restaurant at the Peckham end of Bellenden Road.

Good Thymes Supper Club

Good Thymes Supper Club

A monthly supper club inside someone's home in Ladywell, where local people come to meet and taste some good home-cooked food. Every month there's a different theme.

Absolute Abode

Absolute Abode

An incredible home store in the heart of Raynes Park, with a great cafe in which to unwind from the shopping.

Boxpark Croydon

Boxpark Croydon

Next door to East Croydon Station sits over 30 shipping containers with a variety of food and drink. Some of the biggest names such as Meat Liquor and The Breakfast Club have outlets.

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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

"Towering above the surrounding landscape, the Crystal Palace transmitting station is the fifth-tallest structure in London and was once the tallest before One Canada Square was built in 1991."

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

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Stephanie Kele

Three Kings Pond is a great place to walk and unwind.

Tom Cope

Still affordable yet benefiting from recent gentrification, Colliers Wood is the next hot spot..

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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

Songs and Stories

Fayland Children's Centre
Come and take part in our new session focussed on music and movement . This activity aims to help children to: enjoy listening to stories together, develop concentration and language development, and have fun. Website

Stay and Play!

Lattjo POP
Come and let loose in our cafe as we turn it into a playground for the children with music in the background while you enjoy your cake and coffee! A great session where the café area turns into a play room and children can explore freely and paly with the various toys around. Website

Rhythm 'n' Babes

St James Church Centre,
Rhythm 'n' Babes is a music and activity class aiming to encourage children to enjoy and explore music and movement. Website

Sensory playtime-Dulwich Wood

Dulwich Wood Children's Centre
Sensory Playtime' gives parents and children a chance to experience different activities designed to stimulate all their senses! Website

Furzedown Family Centre Carer & Toddler Group

Furzedown Family Centre, Upper Graveney School Site
During the 2 hour play session there is a range of activities, toys and crafts, the opportunity for outdoor play (weather permitting) and a nursery rhyme singalong. 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

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