Mayow Park  

 
 
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Originally named Sydenham Recreation Ground, Mayow Park is Lewisham's oldest municipal park. Opened on 1st June 1878, an event to celebrate the park's 125th year anniversary was held in 2003. Home to the Mayow Park Bowls Club, there are two tennis courts and a refurbished children's playground within the green space. The central field is an ideal venue for walking, running and generally relaxing in the peaceful tree lined surroundings. The opening of Mayow Park on 1st June 1878 was a big occasion; ten thousand people filled the park, and several hundred children marched through the area, accompanied by bands and a horse-drawn carriage. A marble drinking fountain marks the event with the following words inscribed, 'Erected by subscription in recognition of the services of the Rev W Taylor Jones MA in acquiring this ground for the public, 1 June 1878'.

 

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Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Sydenham Railway Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Forest HillRailway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London Calendar 2017

With an exciting calendar of entertainment, 2017 is another special year in London. Find out what's happening throughout the capital with our thorough guide to the best 2017 London events.

 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Nunhead Cemetery
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Linden Grove, SE15 | 2.5 miles from Mayow Park
Nunhead Cemetery is a 52 acre Victorian burial ground situated on a hill four miles south of Central London. A ruined Gothic chapel overlooks a large ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tibetan Peace Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 5.2 miles from Mayow Park
Buddhist garden in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum. Located in the ground of the Imperial War Museum, lies this fitting tribute to peace and the ... More
 
 
 
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Canada Square Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Canada Square, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 5.4 miles from Mayow Park
Open space in the centre of Canary Wharf, Canada Square Park is a popular outdoor area for concerts and screenings of sporting events in the ... More
 
 
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Mayow Park

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Mayow Park
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Horniman Museum
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
100 London Road, SE23 | 17 minutes from Mayow Park
Victorian tea trader Frederick John Horniman collected specimens and artefacts from his travels around the world in the 1860's. His personal collection became the foundation of ... More
 
 
 
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Horniman Aquarium
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 | 17 minutes from Mayow Park
The basement aquarium at The Horniman follows a long history of marine life at the museum. Sealife has been on display here since 1903 when the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Gallery Road, Dulwich Village, SE21 | 36 minutes from Mayow Park
Designed by London architect Sir John Soane in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world's first purpose-built art gallery and holds one of the most celebrated ... More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Mayow Park

Near Mayow Park
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bussey Building
London > Entertainment >
133 Rye Lane, SE15 | 2.9 miles from Mayow Park
Once an industrial powerhouse, one of the premier cricket bat makers in the country and an air raid shelter during the Second World War, the historic ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Utrophia
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
136a Tanners Hill, SE8 | 3.1 miles from Mayow Park
The Utrophia project space gives artists, musicians and filmmakers the chance to get together and gives them the space to present their works to the public. Anyone ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jack Studio Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
410 Brockley Road, SE4 | 34 minutes from Mayow Park
The Jack Studio Theatre (formerly known as Brockley Jack Theatre) is a welcoming 50-seat fringe theatre in Brockley - so welcoming that it won the public ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Mayow Park

The best shops and markets near Mayow Park
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rye Books
London > Shopping > Books
45 Upland Road, SE22 | 2.1 miles from Mayow Park
Lovely local independent bookshop in East Dulwich Rye Books sells fiction, children's books, art and design, and tomes on travel as well as hard-to-find books, gifts ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
1 Calton Avenue, SE21 | 2.1 miles from Mayow Park
Hazel Broadfoot's and Julian Toland's run a superb, high class bookshop in the heart of Dulwich Village. All the staff have a real enthusiasm, thirst for ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Simon Carter Crystal Palace
London > Shopping > Menswear
71 Westow Street, SE19 | 29 minutes from Mayow Park
Founded by a businessman of the same name in the 1980s, Simon Carter is a menswear retailer known especially for their accessories such as cufflinks, ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Mayow Park

What are the best dining options near Mayow Park London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gurkha's
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
67 Sydenham Road, Sydenham, SE26 | 5 minutes from Mayow Park
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barcelona Tapas Bar y Restaurante
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
481 Lordship Lane, Dulwich, SE22 | 24 minutes from Mayow Park
Spanish cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Babur Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
119 Brockley Rise, Forest Hill, SE23 | 25 minutes from Mayow Park
North Indian cuisine. Booking advised on weekends. ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Mayow Park

Near Mayow Park
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Music Everything Ltd
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Parchmore Place, CR7 | 2.8 miles from Mayow Park
This popular, affordable music school delivers short and intensive part time courses in music production/technology, sound engineering, vocal techniques and keyboard/guitar/dj skills. They also have studios to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 4.1 miles from Mayow Park
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wine and Food Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 4.2 miles from Mayow Park
It's kind of an evening class, kind of a dinner party... Led by FHM's Kenneth Harry Putt, the WFA wine appreciation classes are based around tasting ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Mayow Park

Mayow Park gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dulwich Croquet Club
London > Leisure > Games
Burbage Road, SE21 | 2.2 miles from Mayow Park
A million miles away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Circus, the peace and quiet of leafy Dulwich is a great place to enjoy a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Crystal Palace Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Thicket Road, Penge, SE20 | 17 minutes from Mayow Park
Although Sir Joseph Paxton's Crystal Palace - first erected in Hyde Park for the Great Exhibition of 1851 and moved here a couple of years ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Beckenham Cricket Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Foxgrove Road, BR3 | 33 minutes from Mayow Park
Its name may imply allegiance to cricket alone but at this club you can play tennis, hockey, and squash. The cricket club boasts immaculate pitches, ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Mayow Park

The best pubs near London Mayow Park.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wood House
London > Nightlife > Pubs
39 Sydenham Hill, SE26 | 18 minutes from Mayow Park
Located in Dulwich, just next to Sydenham Woods, The Wood House emerged from a major revamp in 2015 with a conservatory-style ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Herne Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Forest Hill Road, East Dulwich, SE22 | 33 minutes from Mayow Park
Sister pub to The Palmerston on Lordship Lane, The Herne Tavern is quite a different offering and is ideally suited to families with its large outdoor ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Rosendale
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
65 Rosendale Road, SE21 | 37 minutes from Mayow Park
The winner of the Time Out Award for Best Gastropub 2007 is indeed a truly splendid restaurant, with a short menu of hip modern cuisine made ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Mayow Park

Mayow Park clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Champagne + Fromage
London > Nightlife > Bars
10-11 Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 3.5 miles from Mayow Park
Expanding from their Covent Garden shop into Brixton, Champagne & Fromage, the venture owned by French Bubbles founders, Maud Fierobe and Stefano Frigerio, can be found ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ritzy Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
Brixton Oval, Brixton, London SW2 | 3.5 miles from Mayow Park
This funky little jazz bar is one of South London's hidden delights. Don't worry about the depressingly empty pub section you can see from the street. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brixton Beach
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Popes Road, Brixton, SW9 | 3.5 miles from Mayow Park
Each summer, Londoners can enjoy the charms of the seaside without leaving the city at the rooftop Brixton Beach . I nspired by the ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Mayow Park

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Mayow Park.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Laban
London > Business > Venue Hire
Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 3.7 miles from Mayow Park
Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron went for a shimmering, plastic-clad building when tasked with designing the Laban building, a place where excellence in contemporary ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Old Royal Naval College
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 4.1 miles from Mayow Park
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gallery Road, SE21 | 36 minutes from Mayow Park
Designed by London architect Sir John Soane in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world's first purpose-built art gallery and holds one of the most celebrated ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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Requardt & Rosenberg: DeadClub
Requardt & Rosenberg: DeadClub
Dance | Until 30th September 2017 

The Place 5 minutes walk from Mayow Park

This contemporary piece exploring mortality makes for a "magnificently sly and witty dance theatre" (The Stage). It's been created by ...More

 
Comics And Cartoon Art From The Arab World
Exhibitions | Until 29th October 2017 

British Library 7 minutes walk from Mayow Park

Explore the art, history and significance of Arab comics, cartoons, caricatures and graphic novels through original examples taken from the ...More

New Poetries - An Evening with the Poets of Carcanet Press
Exhibitions | On 26th September 2017 

Waterstone's - Gower Street 8 minutes walk from Mayow Park

Ahead of National Poetry Day this week, we are thrilled to welcome a host of poets from Carcanet Press including ...More

Johnnyswim
Concerts | On 26th September 2017 

Scala 8 minutes walk from Mayow Park

American folk, soul, blues and pop duo, consisting of singer-songwriters Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez, formed in Nashville, Tennessee in ...More

A Museum Of Modern Nature
Exhibitions | Until 8th October 2017 

Wellcome Collection 8 minutes walk from Mayow Park

Objects highlighting the many different ways in which we connect with the natural world, selected by park manager Nick Biddle, ...More

Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?
Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?
Exhibitions | Until 14th January 2018 

Wellcome Collection 8 minutes walk from Mayow Park

This September, the Wellcome Collection presents the first major exhibition exploring the relationship between graphic design and health. Can Graphic ...More

 
Desire, Love, Identity: Exploring LGBTQ Histories
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2017 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Mayow Park

Coins, prints and small sculptures highlighting the history of LGBTQ culture in a display marking the 50th anniversary of the ...More

Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia
Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia
Exhibitions | Until 14th January 2018 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Mayow Park

Exceptional horsemen and warriors, the Scythians were powerful nomadic tribes of Siberia and this autumn the British Museum reveals their ...More

 
The Business Of Prints
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Mayow Park

The exhibition is in part based on the book The Print Before Photography by Antony Griffiths, published last year by ...More

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Yamabahce
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A St Christopher's Place restaurant specialising in Turkish flatbread from Alan Yau....More

Friday Late: Making Play
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

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Mc & Sons
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Very much a family affair, whose roots are firmly in Ireland, Mc & Sons is ...More

 
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Drinking 

Bringing more than 200 wines to Bloomberg Arcade, Vinoteca City combines a wine shop with ...More

 
Dead Dolls House Halloween Party
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Adding another fear factor to Halloween, Sky Garden is taking the occasion to horrifying new ...More

 
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Carnaby Newburgh Quarter

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Club De Fromage Halloween Special: Zombies Ate My Dance Floor
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O2 Academy Islington

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Mercato Metropolitano

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The Queen of Hoxton Winter Rooftop: The Moroccan Medina
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The Dark Room
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Theatre 503

Angela Betzien's award-winning The Dark Room comes to Theatre503 for its UK premiere. Transferring from ...More

 
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A dog-friendly neighbourhood cafe with fairy lights and a great place for after-school pizzas....More

 
Rochelle Canteen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts
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Margot Henderson and Melanie Arnold, known for their ...More

 
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Brockwell Park

In 2017 Lambeth Council's annual Fireworks display at Brockwell Park takes on 'A Night at ...More

 
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