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Brockley area guide

Discover the best things to do, see, eat and drink in SE4

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Home to one of London's brightest grime stars and nestled in the trifecta of Lewisham, New Cross and Peckham, Brockley has, over the last decade, come into its own. Those that live in the area champion it like a child, and with good reason. Not only are there lovely open green spaces, such as Hilly Fields Park and Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery, but there are also numerous independent shops, like the brilliant Jones of Brockley, and gorgeous cafés, such as Browns of Brockley.

Food and drink options extend way beyond just cafés, though; Brockley is home to some stellar pubs, bars and restaurants. Or, if you fancy something a little more casual, there’s always the award-winning chippy Brockley's Rock, which is worth its slightly-above-average price tag. On Saturdays, you’ll also find Brockley Market, one of south London’s busiest and best food markets. Then spend the night boogieing away at the iconic Rivoli Ballroom

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Things to do in Brockley

Brockley Market

Brockley Market

A weekly Saturday market located in Lewisham College carpark with fresh produce and street food galore. 

Rivoli Ballroom

Rivoli Ballroom

A lovingly restored 1950s ballroom, which is the only intact one left in London, deeming its art deco grandness Grade II-listed.

Bars and pubs in Brockley

London Beer Dispensary

London Beer Dispensary

  • 5 out of 5 stars

Much like its abbreviation-twin the little black dress, the London Beer Dispensary is practical, reliable and on-trend no matter the season. We're not totally...

Jam Circus

Jam Circus

Colourful pub with charmingly chintzy décor, real ale, a popular brunch menu and a calendar of live comedy, quizzes and more

Mr Lawrence Wine Bar

Mr Lawrence Wine Bar

Mr Lawrence's Bar is well stocked with a great selection of wines, all of which (plus a few more to boot) you can purchase via their website too. Anyone...

Little Nan's Bar

Little Nan's Bar

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Remember when Pat Butcher came back from the dead? The homecoming of Little Nan’s Bar to Deptford – it originally opened in 2013 and was forced to close in...

Restaurants in Brockley

Masala Wala Cafe

Masala Wala Cafe

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

A dinky little family-run Pakistani curry joint with a reassuringly short menu (four mains, three sides, pickles and raita). 

The Gantry

The Gantry

  • 3 out of 5 stars

While visiting this local favourite is like falling down a rabbit hole, there's nothing Mad Hatter’s tea party about the food.  

The Orchard

The Orchard

There's just as much emphasis placed on food as there is on drinks at this gastropub, which serves brunch, lunch and dinner.

London Particular

London Particular

  • 5 out of 5 stars

Just a hop over to New Cross and you'll find this tiny café serving food that's ‘classic English with a modern twist’.

Hotels near Brockley

Premier Inn London Lewisham

Premier Inn London Lewisham

Offering a restaurant, Premier Inn London Lewisham is located just a 5-minute walk from Lewisham DLR and Lewisham Train Station, offering links to London...

Church Street Hotel

Church Street Hotel

  • price 2 of 4

Craftsman José Raido is behind this attractive and original family-run hotel, near Camberwell Green. Funky bathroom tiles in the bright, high-ceilinged...

ibis Greenwich

ibis Greenwich

Just a 10-minute walk from The Royal Observatory, this ibis London Greenwich features a 24-hour front desk, on-site parking and a stylish bar. The O2 Arena is...

The Clarendon Hotel

The Clarendon Hotel

The Clarendon overlooks historic Blackheath and Greenwich Park as well as views of London and offers a village atmosphere just 15 minutes' from central London...

The perfect weekend in Brockley

Visit: Brockley Market

Visit: Brockley Market

A terrific place to pick up some top-quality groceries, with loads of street food stalls to sate your hunger.

Explore: Hilly Fields Park

Explore: Hilly Fields Park

Stroll up the hill for panoramic views of London before hitting the playground or the homely café.   

Play: Rivoli Ballroom

Play: Rivoli Ballroom

Put on your dancing shoes and spend the night in this lovingly restored Grade II-listed 1950s ballroom.

Refuel: Meze Mangal

Refuel: Meze Mangal

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 1 of 4

If all that dancing becomes too much, pop into this top notch Turkish restaurant, which is open until midnight. 

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