A little bit of history
Herne Hill was once part of the Manor of Milkwell, a mixture of woodland and farms that existed from at least 1291 until the late 18th Century. Brockwell Park was gifted to the people of Lambeth & Southwark by Lord Rosebery in 1892 who declared 'Whatever happens, this is preserved to you and your descendants forever as an open space.' Today Brockwell Park boasts the annual Lambeth Country Show, a local must-do.
Need to know
King's College Hospital is within spitting distance making our area well taken care of when it comes to medical service. As London's major teaching hospital, it attracts students and graduates into Herne Hill and Denmark Hill. The Herne Hill Velodrome was built in 1891 and is one of the oldest cycling tracks in the world. It even hosted the track cycling events in the 1948 London Olympics.
Anything you've forgotten on the weekly shop can be found in Herne Hill's convenience stores, local pharmacy or off-licence. While every Sunday Herne Hill Market offers food and crafts made, grown or reared within 100 miles of Herne Hill. The Fruit Garden is a well-stocked traditional greengrocers. Close to Herne Hill Station, Sesami sells organic produce and delicious soups. Walters Butchers, is a traditional butchers selling a variety of fresh meats including tasty sausages for barbecues. Brockwell Arts Services, offers picture framing and also displays original art by local artists. A short walk or bus ride away, the world-famous Brixton Market offers international goods, tropical foods, fabric and music as well as the usual groceries, fruit, veggies, clothing and cookware. Plus, thanks to the innovative regeneration of Brixton Village Market, street foods from around the world.
BROCKWELL PARK WAS GIFTED TO THE PEOPLE OF LAMBETH & SOUTHWARK BY LORD ROSEBERY IN 1892 WHO DECLARED 'WHATEVER HAPPENS, THIS IS PRESERVED TO YOU AND YOUR DESCENDANTS FOREVER AS AN OPEN SPACE.