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Best things to do in Herne Hill, Greater London

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bookshop
“Sunday Market in Herne Hill. Loads of food stalls. Next to the beautiful Brockwell Park. 20 minute walk from the flat or one stop to Herne Hill from Loughborough Junction at the bottom of my street!”
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Pub
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“A lovely refurbished pub to have a drink or a bite to eat. A garden area at the rear serves barbecued food in Summer. Has a monthly comedy night.”
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School
“Make sure you visit the Sunday (12 - 4 pm) farmers, international food and crafts market by Herne Hill train station. Combine with a visit to Brockwell Park. ”
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Italian Restaurant
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“Situated in quaint Dulwich Village this Mediterranean /European restaurant is a relaxing place to have lunch or dinner. Watch the world go by having alfresco dinning on the pavement. Directions: Bus No 3 walk 2 mins or 15 to 20 mins walk /Uber.”
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Restaurant
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“Fish & Chips - The best traditional fish and chip restaurant in London! About £15 for fish and chips but well worth it. They have a great menu of fish (all adhering to sustainable fishing) The are open every day for lunch 12 - 15 and dinner 17 -21.30 except Monday lunch. You can be adventurous or go for a traditional fried cod, chips and mushy peas. This place is a little outside central London but much much better than any fish and chips you can get in West End. Book if possible to avoid disappointment +442086718259. It takes about 20 minutes on bus 3 from our house on Brixton Road - going to stop Herne Hill. ”
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Café
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“Easy going atmosphere with lovely food and conveniently placed for meeting friends or family before or after an outing.”
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Bakery
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“Just by Brockwell Park and in the pedestrian area of Herne Hill this bakery serves delicious freshly made croissants and cakes and perfect coffee. ”
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Bakery
“A great place to have brunch/lunch or coffee and sample the freshly baked artisan bread, cakes, muffins etc. ”
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Stadium
“Cycling is a big thing in Dulwich (lots of us cycle to work). Herne Hill Velodrome is a famous cycle track for bike enthisasts”
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Pub
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“It's a pub 'cause it's England. people watching on the front and a cute cosy garden at the back. Their starter/sharing food is brilliant”
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Bar
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“Worth the walk to this iconic huge Victorian pub in Dulwich Village. Great food and atmosphere and lots of outside seating.”
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Cocktail Bar
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“A coffee shop by day, and then turns into a bar by night serving cool (and oddly) medicine inspired cocktails and drinks worthy of central London. With a reasonably priced menu, this little local gem is well worth a visit. TIP: If not in the mood for a 20min walk, you could take the train direct from Loughborough Junction to Herne Hill.”
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Bar
“A beautiful Grade II listed pub in Herne Hill that was once frequented by Dylan Thomas and hosted three gigs by U2 in 1980. ”
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Brewery
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“Once you've walked through the small industrial estate you'll be welcomed by one of the best up and coming breweries in South London. A small brewery, but the staff are very knowledgeable and happy to talk you through the beer making process.”
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Pub
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“Classic pub with crystal chandeliers, antique mirrors, leather sofas plus gastro fare and real ales.”
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Bus Station
“Open air swimming pool and gym. Lovely little cafe. Amazing in summer. Book online to beat the queues.”
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