Choose from a broad selection of community spaces to live, work and play.
A new retail space opened by Jacqui, a Forest Hill local for six years, Better Things celebrates independent makers and creators. Stocking UK-based brands who make beautiful, considered homeware, self-care and gifting items via short-stay curations, pop-ups and longer residencies – as well as a space to hold workshops – Better Things showcases a rotating array of products so there is always something new to see. Shop the latest curation of brands in-store and online now; think homeware, tableware, skincare, jewellery, and artwork you won’t find everywhere else.
- 105 Dartmouth Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3HT
Introducing the new Forza Win. Moved from its previous home in Peckham, Forza Win 2.0 has a new place in Camberwell and it’s just as good – if not better – than before. A cool Italian spot serving write-home-about fresh pasta, its new residence is pared-back with white-washed brick walls and inviting arched windows. On the menu? The classic five-course feast that made it so notable when it first came on the scene; make sure to try the pappardelle with pork and porcini ragu washed down with a fine Italian red starting at a more-than-reasonable £6 a glass.
- 31 Camberwell Church Street, Camberwell, SE5 8TR
Supa Ya Ramen
Just over a year after opening its first restaurant in Dalston, Supa Ya Ramen has come to South-East London and set up camp on Rye Lane. Starting out as a nomadic supper club by Luke Findlay (formerly of Bubala and Ottolenghi’s Nopi), Supa Ya Ramen is an unapologetically ‘inauthentic’ take on Japanese cuisine, putting a playful, British spin on ramen dishes, such as Cumberland sausage tantanmen, cheeseburger mazesoba and noodle ice cream with miso caramel.
- 191 Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4TP
Cornerstone Studios provides workspace that nurtures creatitvy and collaboration in Camberwell. Keep an eye out for a varied programme of events taking place in a blend of Grade II - listed and modern buildings near Burgess Park. Get in touch with them if you're looking for a studio space or would like to hear more - it's a great place to network and meet creatively minded people.
- 1 Addington Square, London SE5 0HB
- Transport Links: Bus 35, 40, 45, 176, 468 – Bus stop: Bowyer Place (Stop Z)
Grove Lane RC
Find your groove! Grove Lane Runners is a great local community club based at Grove Lane Deli. This is a supportive and inclusive club, connecting locals with the opportunity to socialise, support, compete and motivate one another. Come along and join in – every Monday, Wednesday and Sunday.
- 4a Grove Lane, London SE5 8SY
- Transport Links: Bus 36, 171, 345, 436 – Bus stop: Camberwell Church Street/Camberwell Green (Stop L)
Located on the fringes of Camberwell Green, ARC Club cross the river and set up their first coworking hub in south-east London. With its speedy Wi-Fi and Zoom booths, the club combines affordable hot desking for individuals and businesses alongside an array of events that support the local community.
- 288 Camberwell Road, London SE5 0DL
- Transport Links: Bus 12, 40, 68, 171 – Bus stop: Medlar Street (Stop A)
Located on the boarders of Ladywell and Brockley, Hilly Fields has something for everyone: a children’s playground, enclosed picnic areas, cricket pitch, three tennis courts, a basketball court, bowling club and regular park runs. Standing 175 feet above sea level, the park commands great views over Lewisham and the City of London, which you’ll enjoy even more after a steaming brew and freshly prepared snacks from the café Pistachios in the Park.
- London, SE4 1YP
- Transport Links: Bus 122 – Bus stop: Adelaide Avenue/Montague Avenue (Stop F), Ladywell Train Station
The Brookmill Pub
A beautiful Victorian corner pub just across the road from Brookmill Park, in St John's, the Brookmill boasts an enviably sized beer garden, a bar that focuses on craft beers from surrounding areas, and a talented kitchen team cooking delicious British food - including vegan options.
- 65 Cranbrook Rd, London SE8 4EJ
From locally roasted coffee to charcuterie and natural wines, you’ll find it all in Brockley’s award-winning Saturday food market. Spice up your weekend with a visit and get a taste of its mouth-watering range of flavours, served by a wide array of independent businesses.
- Lewisham College Carpark, Lewisham Way, London SE4 1UT
A south London favourite, Greenwich Park is a Royal Park located in Greenwich, London. As one of the oldest Royal Parks, it extends over 183 acres and features many attractions, like the observatory,the national maritime museum, rose garden and much more. The view point offers a panoramic view of London and visitors can see landmarks such as St Paul's Catherdral and the London Eye.
- London, SE10 8QY
A south-east London gem, Dulwich Gallery is in the heart of leafy Dulwich Village, set within three acres of private gardens. Not only a great place for art enthusiasts, hosting some of the UK’s leading exhibitions, it’s also a great place to meet friends.
- Gallery Road, London SE21 7AD
Just a short walk from London Bridge, White Cube is one of the world's leading contemporary art galleries and has previously held exhibitions showcasing works by Tracey Emin and Harland Miller. Admission is free and it’s perfectly placed to access the independent shops and restaurants on Bermondsey Street.
- 144-152, Bermondsey St, London SE1 3TQ
Design District London
Greenwich Design District opened in 2019. With its purposefulness, it counters the idea of small scale craftspeople, start-up studios and design trends themselves. They welcome everyone such as jewellery makers, graphic designers and film directors. A place where Londoners can express their ideas, experiments, mess, joy and ways. It’s a place for freedom and where the future begins. Feels like a little neighbourhood rather than a co working space. The design district is here to stay.
- The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0QE
Corner is an LGBTQ+ led coffee shop and art gallery located in New Cross, it's a cosy and charming café that serves up the perfect cup of coffee and more. The building also features a new mural on the sidewall, inspired by the LGBTQ+ community, by local LGBTQ+ arts collective 34 Bus. With its warm and inviting atmosphere, this cafe is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Whether you're looking for a pick-me-up in the morning, a place to catch up with friends over lunch, or just a quiet spot to enjoy a book, Corner has you covered. The café serves a variety of speciality coffee drinks made with care and precision, along with tempting menu of baked goods and light bites. Corner New Cross has something to suit every taste and mood.
- 117 New Cross Road, London, SE14 5DJ
London’s Zone 2 is home to this hidden gem, situated in a well-connected community. The Skehans Pub is a tradtional Irish pub in New Cross, London, one of the few remaining independent pubs. It's friendly atmosphere, live music and sports viewing make it a popular destination. A range of classic pub dishes are served, as well as a selection of beers, ales, spirits and more. Skehans Pub is a popular spot for local residents and vistors, who head there to enjoy live sports and music.
- 1 Kitto Rd, London SE14 5SN
IFS Cloud Cable Car
The London Cable Cars, formley known as the Emirates Air Line connects Greenwich Peninsula and Royal Docks across the River Thames. It is operated by Transport for London (TfL) and offers panoramic views of London's skyline and river. The cable cars operate daily, with journey times of around ten minutes each way. Oyster cards and contactless payments are accepted, as it is part of London's public transportation system.
- London, SE10
Good as Gold
We love this spot for its amazing staff, coffee and people. It’s a fantastic place to relax and catch up with friends - and in addition to specialty brews, you’ll find seasonal dining options on Thursdays and Fridays in a friendly ambience. Alongside declious brunch on the weekend.
- 209 Mantle Road, London, SE4 2EW
Le Délice in Ladywell is a charming French bakery and patisserie that offers a delicious range of sweet and savoury treats. With it's warm and inviting atmosphere, Le Délice is the perfect place to enjoy a coffee, a light bite or a decadent dessert. From flaky croissants to rich pain au chocolate, there's something for everyone here.
- 38 Ladywell Road, London SE13 7UZ
A minimalist Peckham cafe with a friendly feel, NOLA serves award-winning “coffee for everyone” alongside bagels, fresh pastries and an al-day brunch menu. You’ll always be greeted with a warm welcome here - and we bet you’ll soon be back for more.
- 224 Rye Lane, London, SE15 4NL
An excellent dining experience for couples, families and friends. Located in south-east London, it offers an inviting atmosphere, and a menu that changes with the season, giving customers a averts of delicious dishes. If you are a wine lover you will not be disappointed with the array of choices.
- 293 – 925 Railton Road, London, SE24 0JP
Self-professed as a “hip destination with a mellow ambience,” Tila does not disappoint. Serving up global-influenced small plates cooked on an open fire using British oak and charcoal, it’s something different to the ordinary, while the Sunday roast is not to be missed. And did we mention they’ve added value to the community by giving back, handing out free food over the Christmas period to those in need of support.
- 14 Deptford Broadway, London SE8 4PA
Tucked under Peckham Rye overground, in the clandestine arches, Skylarking is a neighbourhood cocktail bar and pizza kitchen from the team behind Shepherd’s Bush hang out The Hawk’s Nest, where the vibe is very much no-fuss cool. With a quiz night every Tuesday and sets by DJs such as Edie Ashley and Mr Shiver spinning an eclectic mix of reggae, techno, jazz and grooves from Thursday to Saturday, there’s something for everyone. And did we mention you can get a margarita cocktail and margherita pizza every day before 7pm for £12.50? It’s your new go-to for laid-back dinners and dancing.
- 26 Blenheim Grove, Peckham SE15 4QL