Time Out Love London Awards 2014: Forest Hill (SE23) and Sydenham (SE26)

A local's guide to Forest Hill and Sydenham. Here are the top local shops, bars, cafés and restaurants in Forest Hill SE23 and Sydenham SE26

Time Out readers have spoken, and below are the venues they named their absolute favourite in Forest Hill and Sydenham. So the next time you’re in SE23 or SE26 in need of food, drink or retail therapy, make a beeline for this lot and you won’t go far wrong.

The winners

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  1. 18 London Rd, SE23 3HF
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Tricia de Courcy Ling

  1. 5 David's Road, SE23 3EP
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  1. 272 Kirkdale, SE26 4RS
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PUB OR BAR: Sylvan Post

  • Rated as: 2/5
  1. 24-28 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3XU
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The runners-up

  1. 119 Brockley Rise, SE23 1JP
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  1. 56 London Road, SE23 3HF
  1. 57A Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
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  1. 121 Sydenham Road, SE26 5HB
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The full list of winners by category

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