London area of SE17 guide

What to do and where to stay in London's SE17 neighbourhood

The inner-city district of Walworth forms much of SE17, home to Old Kent Road which is famous for being the equal cheapest property on a classic London monopoly board and the only one in south London. John Smith House can be found on Walworth Road (renamed in memory of John Smith, who was leader of the Labour Party from 1992 up to his sudden death in 1994). A former headquarters for the Labour Party, the building was often seen in news reports at election times and in the background as people came and went from stormy meetings of the Labour Party National Executive Committee. Large amounts of regeneration and gentrification have been occurring in Walworth, including the proposed demolition of the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, the newly built Strata tower, the proposed demolition of the Heygate and Aylesbury Estates and the transforming of St Mary's Churchyard as a new park. Famous one-time residents include Charlie Chaplin and Sir Michael Caine.

See our recommended nearby SE17 Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

SE17 Hotels

in or near SE17
Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
Whitehall Place, SW1A
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
Dolphin House Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment
Dolphin Square, SW1V
Dolphin House is a wonderfully quiet spot.The tranquillity is all the more surprising given its close proximity to Victoria, making it convenient for Westminster and Tate ... More
Holiday Inn London - Whitechapel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
5 Cavell Street, E1
Perfectly located in the heart of the East End, this new generation Holiday Inn offers a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the ... More

SE17 Entertainment

in or near SE17
The Artworks Elephant
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Elephant Road, SE17, London SE17
Repositioning refurbished shipping containers as retail spaces and offices for creative startups, The Artworks Elephant turns Elephant and Castle into "the new Shoreditch", according to the ... More
The Coronet Theatre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
28 New Kent Road, SE17, London SE1
This 2600-capacity venue hosts some of the most rocking club nights and live music events in town. Starting out life as a Victorian theatre - staging ... More
White Bear Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
138 Kennington Park Road, SE17, London SE11
It's easy to spot who's at the White Bear for the pints and who's there for the Pinter but somehow the two aspects unite comfortably under ... More

SE17 Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near SE17
Cuming Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
151 Walworth Road, SE17, London SE17
The worldwide collection of the Cuming Family accompanies exhibitions on the history of Southwark (from Roman times to the 19th century) in this unique museum. The ... More
Pullens Yards
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Peacock Yard, SE17, London SE17
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Harper Road Flats
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
157 Harper Road, SE17, London SE1
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SE17 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's SE17
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
269 Walworth Road, SE17, London SE17
Women's clothing ... More
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
225 Walworth Road, SE17, London SE17
Nails... More
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
264 Walworth Road, SE17, London SE17
A large international supermarket chain. Sells a huge variety of fresh and frozen foods and household products. ... More

SE17 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near SE17 London?
Dragon Castle
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
100 Walworth Road, SE17, London SE17
This impressive Cantonese restaurant is one of the first symbols of the glacially slow regeneration of Elephant & Castle. Occupying the attractive ground floor of one ... More
The Lobster Pot
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
3 Kennington Lane, Kennington, SE17, London SE11
French seafood restaurant that puts the kitsch in kitchen. London isn’t particularly renowned for its seafood (nor for that matter is Kennington renowned for its restaurants) but ... More
Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
140 Newington Butts, SE17, London SE11
Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec provides some French flair in the heart of Kensington. Set inside a refurbished English pub, its a traditional bar and brasserie, that hosts ... More

SE17 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London SE17.
Elephant and Castle Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Newington Causeway Road, SE17, London SE1
After a lengthy closure, the historic Elephant and Castle pub reopened in summer 2016 revealing a re-imagined interior ... More
The Masons Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
109 East Street, SE17, London SE17
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The Tommyfield
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
185 Kennington Lane, SE17, London SE11
Mains of pumpkin and ricotta ravioloni and rib eye steak are supplemented by very affordable pub grub staples like beefburgers and chicken breast burgers. ... More

SE17 Nightlife

SE17 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 Elephant Road, SE17, London SE17
A superbly designed two-room club and arts venue that captures the feeling of an illegal party in a squatted industrial space - while still being clean, ... More
South London Pacific
London > Nightlife > Bars
340 Kennington Road, SE17, London SE11
Ten minutes from the nearest tube, in a drab and ugly corner of Oval, sits one of the most surreal nightlife experiences you can have in ... More
London > Nightlife > Bars
146-148 Newington Butts, SE17, London SE11
Private members' club for women and their male guests. ... More

SE17 Leisure

SE17 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Rebus Tourist Guides
London > Leisure > Activities
33, Vanbrugh Court, Wincott St, SE17, London SE11
What is the oldest annual sporting event in the world? Where was the Roman Forum? How do I become Lord Mayor? What was (and is!) the ... More
Burgess Park BMX Track
London > Leisure > Burgess Park, Albany Road, SE17, London SE5
A legacy of the 2012 London Olympics, the state of the art 1.1m Burgess Park BMX Track opened to the public in August 2013, a year ... More
Kennington Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Kennington Park Road, St. Agnes Place, SE17, London SE11
This much loved open space in the south London borough of Lambeth has two parts; the Victorian Grade II listed park and the park extension to ... More

SE17 Education

in or near SE17
London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, SE17, London SE1
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
Southwark Student Support
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Atkins Education Services, 144 Walworth Road, SE17, London SE17
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SE17 Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near SE17.
The Coronet Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
26-28 New Kent Road, SE17, London SE1
This 2600-capacity venue hosts some of the most rocking club nights and live music events in town. Starting out life as a Victorian theare, staging melodramas, ... More
London College of Communication
London > Business > Venue Hire
Elephant and Castle, SE17, London SE1
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
Siobhan Davies Studios
London > Business > Venue Hire
85 St George's Road, SE17, London SE1
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