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236 Railton Road
Herne Hill
Greater London
SE24 0JT

Why move to Herne Hill?

Sitting between Brixton, Denmark Hill, Dulwich, Loughborough Junction and Tulse Hill, Herne Hill offers excellent transport links, beautiful Victorian homes and a real community feel. The jewel in our crown is the lush, sprawling Brockwell Park with its 1930s lido. The Herne Hill Society, founded in 1982 is a registered charity that tirelessly works to maintain and enhance the area for residents, visitors and local businesses. Find out more at www.hernehillsociety.org.uk.

Some things to love about living in Herne Hill

Enjoy great food and beverages at the Brockwell Park Lido Cafe with a lovely view of the iconic Lido.

Watch the sunset from the top of Brockwell Park Hill. Then walk down to the ponds at dusk and glimpse bats hunting over the water.

A favourite walk is along Palace Road. It's difficult to decide what's more charming, the Victorian houses or beautiful front gardens.

Head to Brixton Market for your weekend shopping and whilst you are there sample London's best sourdough pizza at Franco Manca, locals have been known to queue for up to 45 minutes.

Take a morning stroll through Herne Hill Sunday Market and enjoy local fare, produce and crafts before heading to the lovely Brockwell Park.

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.

Shopping

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.

Transport

By Road:

30 minutes free parking in Herne Hill Square.

By Train:

Nine minutes to London Victoria.

By Bus:

3 Crystal Palace/Oxford Circus, 37 Peckham/Putney Heath, 68 Euston/West Norwood, 196 Elephant & Castle/ Norwood Junction, 201 Morden, 322 Clapham Common, 468 Elephant & Castle/ South Croydon. N3 Bromley/ Oxford Circus, N68 Old Coulsdon/Tottenham Court Road.

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