SE Londoners favourite places — by the locals themselves

SE London. I’m a fan. Can you tell?

But now and again I still wobble about living in the city with kids, and that is when I lose sight of all the good stuff the area has to offer.

This time, rather than write a new ‘Pros’ list, I decided to ask other SE Londoners what they liked about it the most — their hidden gems, their best kept secrets or just simply their favourite spots in the area. I asked friends, neighbours, parents and teachers.

And as I got their feedback two things happened:

1. I had a lot to add to my ‘Pros’ list.

2. I realised what I knew about the area wasn’t close to being enough.

More importantly, I felt lucky again — to be living in such a diverse place, and to know there is still plenty to discover.

Because that is what I am going to (try) to do — explore some of the places I haven’t been to, or heard of.

So if you haven’t shared your favourite place, please do!

I will be running with the #sesussed throughout the summer, asking nominees to share their love for the area, so let me know about yours and I can go and suss it out myself (see what I did there?).

You can do it on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook — just make sure you use the #sesussed.

But in the meantime, here they are, some of SE London’s best places, voted by the locals themselves.

In no particular order;

1. The Blythe Hill Tavern — Forest Hill

2. La Pizzeria Authentic — Catford

3. Phoenix Café — Stanstead Rd

4. Saigon Foods Vietnamese Café — Catford Broadway

5. Compton Cycles — Catford

6. Rivoli Ballroom — Crofton Park

7. Ladywell Fields — Ladywell

8. Proud Sow Butchers — Crofton Park

9. Sapporo Ichiban — Catford

10. Arlo & Moe — Crofton Park

11. Nunhead Gardener — Nunhead

12. The view from One Tree Hill

13. Wavelengths — Deptford

14. Oddono’s Ice Cream — East Dulwich

15. Brockley Market — Brockley

16. Bias — Bellenden Rd

17. Battersea Zoo — Battersea

18. Baby Pool at Camberwell Leisure Centre

19. Baby Yoga at Yogarise — Bussey Building

20. Persepolis — Peckham

21. Health Matters — East Dulwich

22. St David’s Coffee House — Forest Hill

23. Moloko — Camberwell

24. Petitou Café — Bellenden Rd

25. Brixton Village Market — Brixton

26. Lewisham Model Market — Lewisham

27. South London Gallery — Peckham

28. Brixi — Brixton Village

29. Salon Restaurant — Brixton

30. Bajan Spice Takeaway — Nunhead

31. Mother Goose Wildlife Garden — Red Post Hill

32. Norris & Knight — Forest Hill

33. Herne Hill Market — Herne Hill

34. Canopy Beer Microbrewery — Herne Hill

35. Dog Kennel Hill Adventure playground

36. Supper Club at The White House Pub — Peckham

37. Frank’s Café — Peckham

38. Table Tennis in Peckham Rye — Nr. the skate park

39. Charlton Lido — Shooters Hill

40. Brockley Mess — Brockley

41. Dulwich Woods — Dulwich/Sydenham

42. Malaysian Deli Café — Honor Oak

43. Blythe Hill Fields

44. Bunka — Forest Hill

45. Mama Dough — Honor Oak

46. Brockwell Park BMX Track

47. Ruskin Park — Denmark Hill

48. Blue Mountain Café — East Dulwich

49. 161 Food & Drink — Sydenham

50. The Crust Conductor — Peckham

51. Forza Win — Peckham

52. The Herne — Forest Hill

53. Theo’s — Camberwell

54. Brockwell Park — Brixton/Herne Hill

55. Ruby’s Ice Cream — Peckham

56. Aga’s Little Deli — Forest Hill

57. Peckham Rye Park — Peckham

58. Bona Sourdough — Forest Hill

59. Prezzo — Greenwich

60. Surrey Docks Farm — Rotherhithe

61. Nunhead Cemetery — Nunhead

62. Pedlars — Peckham

63. Hisar — East Dulwich

64. Crofton Books — Crofton Park

65. Dulwich Park — Dulwich

66. Lovely House — Bellenden

67. Hisar — East Dulwich

68. Maryon WIlson Park — Greenwich

69. Material Gallery — Nunhead

70. The garden at Dulwich Picture Gallery — East Dulwich

71. The Horniman Museum — Forest Hill


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