Well-heeled Herne Hill is a quiet sort of place, despite the constant traffic jam at its centre. Pedestrianisation of the area in front of the station has created an attractive focus for a charming collection of stores: wool shop, butcher, baker, greengrocer, junk shop, bookshop. On Sundays, it’s filled with food and craft stalls.
The area is dominated by Brockwell Park, an attractive space with a BMX track, miniature railway, walled garden, community greenhouse and lido. Unexpected local features include the velodrome used in the 1948 Olympics, which still hosts races, club training and kids’ classes.
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Escape Land is a mysterious experience from the off. Step beneath the bustling streets of Oxford Street and you’re transported to a contrastingly mellow environment before attempting one of two rooms, Da Vinci’s Exploration or Professor Oxford’s Experiment. The Da Vinci room is tough: Da Vinci himself went ahead and set the locks and riddles for you so you know it won’t be a breeze. The truth is it isn’t, but it’s incredibly engaging. The other room isn’t much easier. Both rely on riddles and problem-solving, so concentrate and stay in the zone.
Venue says: “Live escape rooms in central London. Best location, just 50 meters walk down Oxford Street from Tottenham Court Road station.”