How is life in Brockley? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Brockley is a district and an electoral ward of south London, England, in the London Borough of Lewisham 5 miles (8 km) south-east of Charing Cross. “

The amenities you might need in Brockley

Below is a list of the places you may want to check out if the area of Brockley. This can really help you out when you are moving to an area or neighbourhood.

Post offices in and around the area of Brockley

Want to send and receive parcels easily? There is no better way to do that than having a post office nearby. Not only do they provide post services but post office in Brockley can provide a wide range of services such as: sending money or subscribing post insurance. Here is the list of post offices in your next area

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Royal Mail Brockley Delivery Office 201 Brockley Road, London 3.5 72
Lewisham Way Post Office 150 Lewisham Way, London 2.4 100
Brockley Road Post Office 185 Brockley Road, London 2.4 49
Post Box 33 Brockill Crescent, London 0 0
Post Box Howson Road, London 5 1
Wickham Road Post Box 20A Wickham Road, London 5 5

Tube & Train stations nearby Brockley

Having to walk more than 10 to 15 min to reach public transportation is usually considered as a downside when considering a property to live in. To simplify this, we curated the list of train and tube station of Brockley to help you find what would be the best location for you to move in. There are 2 train or tube stations within the Brockley area. Here are the main ones

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Brockley Coulgate Street, London 4.2 62
Crofton Park United Kingdom 3.7 16

In Brockley, what schools are nearby?

Having a school near the place you live is a great feature of the property you are about to move in. Please find below a list of the schools within the area of Brockley.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Haberdashers’ Hatcham College (Pepys Road site) 135 Pepys Road, London 3.4 37
CTK Aquinas Sixth Form Sprules Road, London 4.3 28
Rosalind Miller Cakes Unit C, Ground Floor, Emperor House, Dragonfly Place, London 4.6 35
The Piano Coach 132 Foxberry Road, London N/A N/A
Pat Davey Drum Tutor Unit 8, Brockley Cross Business Centre, Brockley 5 2
Saxophone tutor 21 Wickham Road, London N/A N/A
Bebright Bunnies Nursery Brockley Kitto Road, London 5 3
Cherryli Day Nursery 40 Tyrwhitt Road, London 4.4 17
Lewisham College Lewisham Way, London 3.9 203
Jacqueline Grant 122 Tressillian Road, London 4.5 2
Shirley Stewart’s Pottery Courses Lewisham Arthouse, 140 Lewisham Way, London 4.2 5
Sunrise Community Nursery Brockley Way, London 5 9
Turnham Academy 8 Turnham Road, London 3.7 25
St Andrews Community Daycare Nursery Brockley Road, London 5 1
Hillyfields Day Nursery 41 Harcourt Road, London 5 3
John Stainer Community Primary School Saint Asaph Road, London 4.8 8
The Old Station Nursery Tressillian Road 71 Tressillian Road, London 4 4
Ivydale Primary School Ivydale Road, London 4.5 4
Myatt Garden Primary School Rokeby Road, London 4.5 11
Little Gems Day Nursery Clare Road, London 4.5 13

Medical institutions in Brockley

We weren’t able to locate medical institutions or stores in this neighbourhood. Let us know in the comments if we are wrong so we can add them to our list.

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In Brockley, what are some things we love?

What makes the heart of Brockley? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Brockley to help you decide to move in there.

Are there a lot of supermarkets in Brockley?

Out of all the other services in Brockley, supermarkets are arguably some of the most important. Take a look at the table below that tells you where the nearest supermarkets are so you can do your shppping conveniently. It would be a shame to move somewhere new and not realise some of your favourite stores aren’t nearby in Brockley.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

Public houses of Brockley

As Londoners at Cozee, we cherish our weekly visits to the local pub. Why not embrace the same in your new living space? We’ve diligently tested and reviewed all the pubs in Brockley – well, not literally, but we wish we had! Here’s our list of the finest pubs in Brockley.

Pub name Name Address Description
Brockley Barge 184 Brockley Road Brockley SE4 2RR Formerly the Breakspear Arms. Ex-Courage, closed in 1994. A wedge shaped corner pub reopened in 2000 by Wetherspoon. New name derives from the nearby Croydon Canal. Spacious interior, with restrained modern décor. All facilities are on the same level here. Popular, good range of ages from 20s to 70s, very good community mix. 10 handpumps on the bar counter in 2 banks, each of 5.
Brockley Brewery & Taproom 31 Harcourt Road Brockley SE4 2AJ Former small local brewery, now just one of their tap rooms open Wednesday to Sunday for both on and off trade. Both cask and bottled beers are available.
Brockley Jack 410 Brockley Road Brockley SE4 2DH Centuries-old coaching inn, this building dates from 1898. Ex-Courage, from 1994 Magic Pub Co, from 1996 Greene King. Imposing building, red brick with fancy stonework, a whale’s shoulder bone near the top which used to be the pub sign, stone and granite ground floor frontage with large front bay window. Fairly spacious interior, refurbished in 2013. One nice fancy wall of dark wood and mirrors, mix of modern upholstered furniture. The Jack Studio Theatre at rear has been here since the 1990s, see its website www.brockleyjack.co.uk. Flame Grill chain menu. Nice rear patio with shelter and fairy lights, where smoking is not permitted. Separate small yard behind to the left, where smoking is permitted. 4 handpumps. Greene King house beer “The Brockley Jack” is sold here.
London Beer Dispensary 389 Brockley Road Brockley SE4 2PH Converted from the Mr Lawrence Wine Bar, this pub originally re-opened in 2014 under the ownership of Late Knights Brewery of Penge. With Late Knights Brewery ceasing trading in August 2016 the beer range here changed to include one of that brewery’s reincarnation as Southey, along with brews from other micro-breweries plus ciders. Wines, spirits and soft drinks are also available. Food is available from the next door Pizza operation. Real ale and cider are sold from 5 handpumps against the rear left hand wall. This is a narrow deep venue, wooden boarded throughout. The front room is attractively dark wood wall panelled to head height, a large on-end barrel provides the bar counter and pay point and is fitted with a T bar dispensing keg beers. It is a deep step down to a long corridor with a shelf which accommodates upright drinking and this leads to the rear room which provides more traditional seating. There is a small covered patio garden at the back which is ideal for smokers. The real ale and cider menu is provided on a blackboard high on the wall above the handpumps. Pub policy is to dispense ales and ciders by default in handled pint and half pint mugs so ask if you want a straight glass. Card payment only here, cash not accepted.
Orchard 5 Harefield Road Brockley SE4 1LW Breakfast is served until 12 in addition to lunch and evening meals. No real ale is available on draught, however, there are many bottled beers from local breweries including Brockley Pale Ale.
Talbot 2 Tyrwhitt Road Brockley SE4 1QG A fine Victorian suburban pub that underwent a significant refurbishment over winter 2021/2022 and re-opened in late May 2022. The expanded, airy interior bar area has a rustic feel, including wooden cladding and vintage light fittings. The first floor former function room is now laid out for dining. In addition to the food hours shown bar snacks are available Monday to Thursday between 3pm and 5pm. Has a spacious outdoor terrace.
Wickham Arms 69 Upper Brockley Road Brockley SE4 1TF Popular ungentrified local. It was a Courage pub from 1853, now Enterprise Inns. Fairly big building. Medium-sized interior, in several areas, plus a separate back room. Off-white ceiling with plasterwork, dark wood panelling, old local photos, red patterned carpet, red upholstered banquettes. Juke box. Quiz Tues. Entertainments Thurs to Sun. Popular with ordinary local custom, range of ages. Two changing real ales, e.g. Adnams Bitter, Brockley Golden and Pale, Fuller London Pride, Harvey Sussex Bitter, Timothy Taylor Landlord. As of Feb 2014 a kitchen is planned and should be in operation by end of March.

Restaurants in the area

Brockley has a range of different eateries. This is important for someone who is moving to an area who wants to be able to eat out and not cook every day. The below table gives you an overview of what options you have.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Ellary’s 5 Harefield Road, London 4.3 571
Meze Mangal Restaurant 245 Lewisham Way, London 4.3 963
Pizza Hut Delivery 199, 201 Lewisham Way, London 4.3 221
The Talbot 2 Tyrwhitt Road, London 4.3 672
Bella Napoli Pizzeria 173 Brockley Road, London 4.3 155
Oliver’s Food For Life 12 Brockley Cross, London 4.3 42
Bosco & Bee London 4.3 N/A
The Waverley Arms 202 Ivydale Road, London 4.3 517
Malaysian Deli 338 Brockley Road, London 4.3 407
Pizzaverde 207 Lewisham Way, London 4.3 66
Maxin Chicken 336 Brockley Road, London 4.3 24
Brockley’s Rock 317 Brockley Road, London 4.3 934
Morley’s Brockley Road 313 Brockley Road, London 4.3 56
The Broca 4 Coulgate Street, London 4.3 278
Dominic’s Pizza – Brockley 303 Brockley Road, London 4.3 147
Cinnamon 10 Upper Brockley Road, London 4.3 102
City Noodles 181 Brockley Road, London 4.3 131
Bamboo Garden 260 Brockley Road, London 4.3 67
Mother Flipper 10 Coulgate Street, London 4.3 13
Nu Spice 8-9 Coulgate Street, London 4.3 45

Museums & Galleries in the area

Art helps discover an area’s culture. Galleries and museums are great weekend enjoyment and you can find where all the fun is happening by checking out the museum and galleries table for Brockley below.

We weren’t able to find any museum in this area. Tell us in the comments if we were wrong. We’ll amend this page

Green spaces and parks of Brockley

One of London’s greatest features are the large green spaces that cover the surface of the city. Check below if Brockley is a good fit for you. Be it for a simple walk or for a casual summer picnic.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
New Cross Gate Cutting 4 Vesta Road, London 4.4 61
Alladio Sims Garden Landscape Design Ltd. c, Willow House, Dragonfly Place, London N/A N/A
Borough of Deptford Memorial Gardens 239 Lewisham Way, London 4.8 17
Deptford Borough War Memorial Corner of Lewisham Way and Upper Brockley Road, Lewisham Way, London 4.8 6
Common Growth Community Garden Sandbourne Road, London 4.3 11
Telegraph Hill Upper Park Kitto Road, London 4.6 1277
St Norbert Green UK 2.8 6
Frendsbury Gardens 1 Frendsbury Road, London 4.5 64
Turnham Road Green Turnham Road, London N/A N/A
Brockley Cemetery Deptford WW1 War Memorial 12 Ivy Road, London 3.8 5
Honor Oak Community Plant Nursery 21 Turnham Road, London 5 1
St Norbert Park Saint Norbert Road, London 4 1
Telegraph Hill Lower Park Kitto Road, London 4.6 161
Hilly Fields 12 Montague Avenue, London 4.7 1019
Peckham dog Park 39 Kitto Road, London N/A N/A
Luxmore Gardens Luxmore Street, London 4.7 32
Crofton Park Railway Garden Marnock Road, London 4.7 9
Outpost Garden 5-9 Brockley Road, Se42lw 5 1
Brockley Common N/A N/A N/A
Deptford Allotments N/A N/A N/A

What kind of gyms are there in Brockley?

Working from home means more gym time for many. With chains like EasyGym and PureGym, it’s easy to stay fit in Brockley.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246

Is the local life vibrant in Brockley

Brockley is vibrant with life, activities and to find out what to do in your area we recommend you to have a look at websites like Timeout. Timeout updates on a weekly basis things to do in Brockley. To simplify you the task of finding the page here is the link to see the upcoming events in Brockley. Also having a clear view of what is available in Brockley and where is a great way to project yourself within this new area. This is why we created the following map where we gathered all the information you will find in this article.

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What do you think about Brockley?

As well as helping out the other people out if they were to search on our blog, you will be helping us out in understanding you better by telling us your opinion of Brockley. So we would love to hear what you think of the area of Brockley which could help people find valuable insights into moving nearby too.

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