London area of Herne Hill guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Herne Hill neighbourhood

Located on the edge of Brockwell Park, one of London's loveliest leafy expanses, Herne Hill has been called "Brixton's Beach" and attracts first-time buyers and young families bowled over by its impressive old houses. It has a great ambiance, encouraging independent shops, art galleries, bars and restaurants. Located between Dulwich and the grittier Brixton and Camberwell, the whole area used to be covered in farms and woodland, and is said to derive its name from Heron's Hill, after the large population of herons on the old river Effra. Brockwell Park, with its rolling slopes, walled garden, three duck ponds and miniature railway, is best known for its large lido, now one of the few remaining outdoor swimming pools in London. Nearby, the Herne Hill Velodrome was the only remaining cycle racing track in London prior to the construction of the new Olympic venue in Stratford.

See our recommended nearby Herne Hill Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, and Meeting Venues.

Herne Hill Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Herne Hill
Noise Toys
London > Shopping > Hire Shops
65 Atlantic Road, Herne Hill, London SW9
Entertainment equipment... More
Brixton Wholefoods Transatlantic
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
59 Atlantic Road, Herne Hill, London SW9
Health food store ... More
Souls of Black Folks
London > Shopping > Books
407 Coldharbour Lane, Herne Hill, London SW9
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Herne Hill Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Herne Hill London?
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
7 Vining Street, Herne Hill, London SW9
This corner of Brixton is fast gentrifying into one of the trendiest in London, with a cluster of its best bars, clubs and live venues and ... More
Ichiban Sushi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
58 Atlantic Road, Herne Hill, London SW9
Just round the corner from Fujirama - winner of 2005's Award for Best Budget Restaurant - does not sound like the best place to open ... More
Baan Thai
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
401 Coldharbour Lane, Herne Hill, London SW9
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Herne Hill Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Herne Hill.
The Commercial
London > Nightlife > Pubs
212 Railton Road, Herne Hill, London SE24
Blending the relaxed vibe of nearby Dulwich Village and the party feel of Brixton The Commercial is perfectly suited to its ... More
London > Nightlife > Pubs
38a Kellet Road, Herne Hill, London SW2
By no means your average watering hole; the Effra defies most attempts at description or classification. From the outside it looks like a shabby South London ... More
The Half Moon
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Half Moon Lane, Herne Hill, Herne Hill, London SE24
The Half Moon is a pub in Herne Hill that regularly hosts fringe theatre performances, live comedy and open mic nights. You can eat inside the ... More

Herne Hill Nightlife

Herne Hill clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Bar With No Name
London > Nightlife > Bars
71 Atlantic Road, Herne Hill, London SW9
The rapidly gentrifying area around Atlantic Road gets its poshest venue yet, with the arrival of this stunning cocktail bar. It's a clean minimalist space in ... More
The Dogstar
London > Nightlife > Bars
389 Coldharbour Lane, Herne Hill, London SW9
The original DJ Bar continues to boast a sparkling music policy, funky crowd and friendly vibe. International fame ensures the place is crowded each and every ... More

Herne Hill Leisure

Herne Hill gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Body Alliance
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
88 Atlantic Road, Herne Hill, London SW9
Pilates, osteopathy, massage, kinesiology, reflexology and other therapies are offered at Body Alliance in Brixton. Body Alliance was set up by Iovana Velasquez who has created ... More

Herne Hill Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Herne Hill.
Dogstar Brixton
London > Business > Venue Hire
389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, Herne Hill, London SW9
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