Is Herne Hill made for you? Our guide of the area

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Herne Hill is a district in South London, approximately four miles from Charing Cross and bordered by Brixton, Camberwell, Dulwich, and Tulse Hill. It sits to the north and east of Brockwell Park and straddles the boundary between the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. There is a road of the same name in the area, as well as a railway station. “

Things that make us love Herne Hill

What makes the heart of Herne Hill? 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 Herne Hill to help you decide to move in there.

Green spaces and parks of Herne Hill

One of London’s best features is the large array of public parks and green spaces. See if Herne Hill offers room to explore and maybe take your dog for a walk.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Sunray Gardens Red Post Hill, London 4.3 132
Green Dale Fields Green Dale, London 4.5 39
Milkwood Community Park Milkwood Community Park, Milkwood Road, London 4.3 21
Loughborough Park Loughborough Park, Moorland Road, London 4.2 132
Ruskin Park Denmark Hill, London 4.5 1795
Casino Avenue Green 84 Casino Avenue, London N/A N/A
Sunray Avenue Park 63 Sunray Avenue, London N/A N/A
Wyck Gardens Millbrook Road, London N/A N/A
Loughborough Farm Loughborough Road, London 4.6 19
Cross Court Green 60 Blanchedowne, London N/A N/A
Loughborough Farm Torii (Gate) London N/A N/A
Domett Close Green 28 Domett Close, London N/A N/A
Ruskin Park Wildlife Garden and Pond Ruskin Park, London N/A N/A
Sunray Avenue Green 81 Sunray Avenue, London N/A N/A
Dowson Close Green 25 Dowson Close, London N/A N/A
Mother Goose Wildlife Garden 65 Green Dale, London 5 2
Wyck Forest Garden Millbrook Road, London N/A N/A
Barnwell Gardens 1 Barnwell Road, London 5 11
Monclar Green 22 Monclar Road, London N/A N/A
Coldharbour Lane Open Space Open Space, Coldharbour Lane, Somerleyton Road, London N/A N/A

What kind of restaurants are there?

Herne Hill has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Florence 131 Dulwich Road, London 4.3 1142
The Cambria 40 Kemerton Road, London 4.3 327
Fish, Wings and Tings Granville Arcade, Unit 3, Brixton Village, Coldharbour Lane, London 4.3 594
Honest Burgers Brixton Unit 12, Brixton Village, London 4.3 645
Lombok Thai 17 Half Moon Lane, London 4.3 213
Zest of India 218 Coldharbour Lane, London 4.3 77
The Lido Cafe (Now 400 Rabbits) the lido cafe, Dulwich Road, London 4.3 232
The Prince Regent 69 Dulwich Road, London 4.3 513
Kai Hung 88 Railton Road, London 4.3 85
Blessed West Indian Takeaway 203 Coldharbour Lane, London 4.3 113
Brix Fried Chicken 238 Coldharbour Lane, London 4.3 85
London Fast Food (Brixton) 231 Coldharbour Lane, London 4.3 71
OKAN Brixton East 338 Coldharbour Lane, London 4.3 401
Mamma Dough – Brixton 354, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton 4.3 630
Brixton Brewery Tap Room Arch 548 Brixton Station Road, London 4.3 171
Kamome, Japanese Kitchen Unit S19, Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London 4.3 103
Fish on the Hill 71 Herne Hill, London 4.3 78
Happy Dumplings The Metropolis, 63 Atlantic Road, London 4.3 273
The Kitchen Counter 290 Milkwood Road, London 4.3 27
Llewelyn’s 293-295 Railton Road, London 4.3 438

Gyms to stay in shape in Herne Hill

While working from home has increased, so has the frequentation of gyms to help keep in shape. With companies like Better or Pure Gym and others, Herne Hill might help you stay in shape. A great feature to have nearby.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
JAGS Sports Club Red Post Hill, London 4.3 224
Angel McKenzie FitnessTrainer 85 Herne Hill, London 4.3 1
Joy Of Life Foundation 83 Herne Hill Road, London 4.3 N/A
Miguels Boxing & Fitness Gym 261 Hardess Street, London 4.3 157
Inner Space 108, Shakespeare Business Centre, 245A Coldharbour Lane, London 4.3 2
Dwaynamics Boxing Gym The Arches, 282 Belinda Road, London 4.3 8
Meredith Yoga 70 Frankfurt Road, London 4.3 N/A
Brixton Street Gym 10 Somerleyton Road, London 4.3 87
Shakti Healing Gardens 61 Caldecot Road, London 4.3 1
SAS BOXING 261-262 Hardess Street, London 4.3 2
Baby Box Fit 261 Hardess Street, London 4.3 N/A
Anne Lynn Yoga Carnegie Library, Herne Hill Road, London 4.3 N/A
Gym on Wheels 85 Herne Hill, London 4.3 N/A
Yoga with Michele The Presbytery, Poplar Walk, London 4.3 N/A
Herne Hill Lifestyle Centre Ferndene Road, London 4.3 39
Will BJJ Team Unit 11, 250 Milkwood Road, London 4.3 21
Stronger By Siri – Personal Training & Online Coaching Danecroft Road, London 4.3 24
Pactster 18 Loughborough Park, London 4.3 N/A
stacksFit 261 Hardess Street, London 4.3 35
BlocFit Arch 266, 241 Coldharbour Lane, London 4.3 106

Galleries and Museums

An area thrives through its people and their interactions. Discover Herne Hill through its art scene by exploring galleries, museums, and cultural institutions, providing enjoyable weekend activities and contributing to the vibrant community.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
TY Musical by @ICreateNotDestroy 6 Valentia Place, London 1 1
Raaaas Naomis Yard, 48 Atlantic Road, London N/A N/A

Pubs in the area

As Londoners, at Cozee we are deeply attached to our weekly attendance to our local pub. Why should you be different in the place where you are going to live? That is why we have been testing and reviewing all the pubs in Herne Hill. As a matter of fact, we didn’t… But we would have loved to. Here is then the list of the greatest pubs of Herne Hill

Pub name Name Address Description
Actress 90 Crystal Palace Road East Dulwich SE22 9EY Just off Lordship Lane this pub specialises in oven baked pizza. Westons Old Rosie cider has been seen here.
Bishop 27 Lordship Lane East Dulwich SE22 8EW Formerly the Foresters Arms this pub has been converted into a contemporary bar style with large front windows. Bare-boarded at the front and carpeted towards the rear. Bar counter with 4 handpumps is on the right hand side. Midnight or later closing time every day.
Castle 280 Crystal Palace Road East Dulwich SE22 9JJ A traditional late Victorian public house retaining many original features. In addition to the large main room there is a separate bar on the ground floor and a function room upstairs. One handpump on the bar counter.
Cherry Tree 31-33 Grove Vale East Dulwich SE22 8EQ A spacious former Truman’s pub which has latterly been opened up internally to form a single area with a modern central island bar. Seating is a mix of sofas, tables & chairs and bar stools. Has outdoor seating at the front and a paved garden area to the rear. Hosts a DJ at weekends. Usually has 3-5 five real ales on handpump, mainly from Sharp’s, Sambrook’s and Hogs Back. Also has a real cider on handpump. Acquired by Young’s as pub operator, from Redcomb Pubs in January 2019.
Clock House 196a Peckham Rye East Dulwich SE22 9QA Deceptively spacious Young’s pub with mainly contemporary styling, situated overlooking the green open space of Peckham Rye. The small front bar leads through to a larger rear seating area. In the summer months the front of the pub opens out directly onto the large, paved, outdoor seating area. Has an upstairs function room with private bar. Quiz night on Tuesdays. Has an area to the left of the building called Blake’s, for craft beer and cocktails.
Dulwich Constitutional Club 33 East Dulwich Grove East Dulwich SE22 8PW A members only drinking club based in the heart of Dulwich. Facilities include a bowls green, five snooker tables, two halls which are available for functions and two fully licensed bars, allegedly cheaper than anywhere in East Dulwich. First opened at this site in November 1888 and the bowling green was laid in the following year.
East Dulwich Tavern 1 Lordship Lane East Dulwich SE22 8EW Traditional pub on a striking semi-circular corner site and containing antique furniture with comfortable seating areas giving a cosy effect with the subdued lighting. The wooden floor boards surround many distinctive original floor tiles of varying patterns. The food is good quality. Outdoor seating on the pavement. Jazz events are held at the upstairs rooms (The Lodge). The Lodge is also available for private functions.
Franklins 157 Lordship Lane East Dulwich SE22 8HX A free house/bar & restaurant opened in 1999 in former commercial premises.
Great Exhibition 193 Crystal Palace Road East Dulwich SE22 9EP Victorian pub, formerly the Crystal Palace Tavern. Ex-Allied, then Punch, until it was renamed when taken over in 2012 by the Inn Brighton pub company (from 2014 renamed to the Laine Pub Company). Whilst the historic two-bar layout no longer exists, the current incarnation does however create an excellent contemporary pub, which is very popular with the locals. Some period features do remain, particularly the side porch. Usually has 3 changing real ales in addition to the regular Laine’s Best.
Herne Tavern 2 Forest Hill Road East Dulwich SE22 0RR Just off Peckham Rye Park, the Herne Tavern is one of Britain’s Real Heritage Pubs for its original 1930s interior. There is a saloon bar and a dining room, and to the rear a conservatory leading to a landscaped garden with a separate function room, outside loo and children’s climbing frame – ideal for families in summer. Westons cider or perry is served on handpump and occasional beer festivals are held. Popular sporting events are shown on TV; board games are on offer and sometimes live music.
Lordship 211 Lordship Lane East Dulwich SE22 8HA Another reinvention and renaming sees the former Magdala Tavern now named the Lordship following its reopening on 19th March 2015. Again the emphasis is on food and wine. Real ale from Brockley Brewery and Timothy Taylor’s features along with keg offerings from the Meantime Brewery.
Palmerston 91 Lordship Lane East Dulwich SE22 8EP Smart gastro-pub sitting within a group of contemporary pubs along Lordship Lane in East Dulwich.
Plough 381 Lordship Lane East Dulwich SE22 8JJ Traditional pub serving real ale and food all day every day. The large single room, with its jet black painted wooden floor, wraps around the central bar area and is mainly laid out for eating at tables. There is a large conservatory to the side of the pub which leads on to a large paved garden and a raised and covered smoking area. There is substantial seating capacity outside on the street corner. 9 handpumps, 6 facing the entrance and 3 in the left hand bar area. Quiz night Thursday.
Watson’s General Telegraph 108 Forest Hill Road East Dulwich SE22 0RS Classic Truman’s pub, still with original outside decoration and detail, was the Forest Hill Tavern, hence why the buses that terminate outside still have that destination! Inside is open plan with a large bar at one side and a mixture of tables & chairs and sofas. There are open fires and some of the wood panelling survives. Outside the large garden is now mainly covered thanks to a large canopy providing protection from the elements. There are 6 handpumps with one given over to cider. Under Laine management and refurbished in January 2016.

What supermarkets are there?

Grocery shopping is another important activity you will do if you move into the area of Herne Hill. In the below table, we go over the nearby supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s so you know what the area has to offer for your food shop.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Waitrose & Partners John Barnes 199 Finchley Road, London 4.3 994
M&S Simply Food Finchley Road Swiss Cottage, Uxbridge Road, 283, London 4.1 199
SK MART 17 Goldhurst Terrace, South Hampstead, London 4.3 82
Sainsbury’s 02, Centre, 255 Finchley Road, London 4.2 1890
Londis 71 Abbey Road, London 2.6 128
Tesco Express 44-46 England’s Lane, Belsize Park, London 2.5 93
Natural Natural Finchley Road 1 Goldhurst Terrace, London 4.6 324
Poundland 143-145 Finchley Road, London 3.7 9
Tesco Express 17-21 Northways Parade, London 3 33
Q & T Grocery 3 Harben Parade, Finchley Road, London 4.3 400
Tesco Express 47-49 Belsize Road, London 3.6 59
Save More Food & Wine 95 Fairfax Road, London 3.5 74
Fairprice Supermarket 10 Fairhazel Gardens, London 4.2 21
ALDI 255 Finchley Road, London 4.2 180
Tesco Express 6-14 Circus Road, London 2.1 182
Pomona 179 Haverstock Hill, London 4.4 57

The amenities you might need in Herne Hill

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

Health amenities that are in Herne Hill

Herne Hill has 20 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
King’s College Hospital Denmark Hill, London 3.6 1005
Maudsley Hospital Denmark Hill, London 3.3 64
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Michael Rutter Centre, London 1.5 13
King’s College Hospital Delivery Bay 125-129 Coldharbour Lane, London N/A N/A
Clinical Trials Facility (CTF) – King’s College London Denmark Hill Campus, Wellcome Foundation Building King’s College London School of Medicine, London 3 2
Mr Neeraj Garg – Breast Surgery – HCA UK at The Shard King’s Private, The Guthrie Private Clinic King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London N/A N/A
NIHR/Wellcome King’s Clinical Research Facility Ward and Lister Ward, 1st Floor Cheyne Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, between Twining N/A N/A
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust : Paediatric Neurology Hambleden Wing, Denmark Hill, London 2.3 3
Variety Children’s Hospital – King’s College Hospital Hambleden Wing, London 2.3 3
Guthrie Clinic Guthrie WIng, Denmark Hill, London 3.3 13
King’s Adolescent Outreach Service Hambleden Wing, London N/A N/A
Denmark Hill Brixton, Unnamed Road, London N/A N/A
Helicopter Pad Kings College Hospital 111 Denmark Hill, London 5 1
Normanby Building United Kingdom 4.4 23
Phlebotomy ( blood tests ) Golden Jubilee, London N/A N/A
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust : Cardiology Golden Jubilee, Denmark Hill, London 2.9 9
KCM Liver Clinic Bessemer Road, London N/A N/A
Hepatologie institute 105-111, A2217, London N/A N/A
The Venetian Building, King’s College Hospital Caldecot Road, London 4 4
Dr D Wickstead – The Corner Surgery 99 Coldharbour Lane, London 5 2

Tube & Train stations nearby Herne Hill

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Herne Hill entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Loughborough Junction Brixton, London 3.4 47
Herne Hill United Kingdom 4 82

Post offices in Herne Hill

Looking for convenient parcel handling? Having a nearby post office is the optimal solution. Beyond standard postal services, the post offices in Herne Hill can be found by checking out the table below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Crossthwaite Avenue Post Office 6 Crossthwaite Avenue, London 3.5 31
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox 233A Milkwood Road, London 5 2
Post Box Eastlake Road Eastlake Road, London 0 0
Royal Mail Postbox 27A Half Moon Lane, London 0 0

In Herne Hill, what schools are nearby?

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Herne Hill vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jessop Primary School Lowden Road, London 4.1 13
The Charter School North Dulwich 34 Red Post Hill, London 3.3 44
Evelyn Grace Academy. 255 Shakespeare Road, London 3.2 42
Heron Academy Heron Road, London 5 4
The German Kindergarten St Faith’s Community Centre, Red Post Hill, London 3.7 3
The German Kindergarten 213A Railton Road, London 5 1
Piano and Singing Lessons 116 Coldharbour Lane, London N/A N/A
Kumon Maths & English Herne Hill Methodist Church Hall, 155 Half Moon Lane, London 5 14
Temple of Minerva 8PQ, 53 Brixton Station Road, London N/A N/A
Hill Mead Primary School Moorland Road, London 4.4 13
Judith Kerr Primary School 62-68 Half Moon Lane, London 4.6 11
St Saviour’s C of E Primary School, Herne Hill 65 Herne Hill Road, London 4.9 13
Bessemer Grange Primary School Herne Hill, London 3.4 13
Herne Hill School 127 Herne Hill, London 5 3
Dougie Freeman Champion Hill, London N/A N/A
Ruskin House School 48 Herne Hill, London 3 1
2nd Steps Nursery & Pre-School 215-217 Coldharbour Lane, London N/A N/A
Effra Early Years Centre 35 Effra Parade, London 4.5 35
St Judes C.E. Primary School Regent Road, London 3.7 7
École Cadet Rousselle Poplar Walk, London N/A N/A

Is the local life vibrant in Herne Hill

It could be that Herne Hill has a lively atmosphere with many activities happening and there are ways to find this out. To discover what to do in your area, we recommend looking at sites like Timeout that list weekly events in Herne Hill. We want to make finding things easy, so here’s a link to see upcoming happenings in Herne Hill. Also, knowing what’s available in Herne Hill and where helps when getting to know a new place. That’s why we made a map with property price info from this article to simplify your search.

Other areas nearby

You could find your new neighbourhood in an area that is nearby and similar to Herne Hill. Check out some of our other guides on places nearby so you’re sure your ideal place to buy a property isn’t next door.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
West Dulwich See the guide here
Streatham Hill See the guide here
Clapham Park See the guide here
Tulse Hill See the guide here
Dulwich Village See the guide here
Brixton Hill See the guide here
East Dulwich See the guide here
Clapham South See the guide here
Brixton See the guide here
Nunhead See the guide here
Clapham See the guide here
Loughborough Junction See the guide here
Denmark Hill See the guide here
Peckham See the guide here
Camberwell See the guide here
Stockwell See the guide here
Southampton Way Estate See the guide here
South Lambeth See the guide here
Vauxhall See the guide here
Vauxhall See the guide here
Vauxhall See the guide here
Vauxhall See the guide here
Portland Street See the guide here
Walworth See the guide here
Kennington See the guide here
West Dulwich See the guide here
Streatham Hill See the guide here
Clapham Park See the guide here
Tulse Hill See the guide here
Dulwich Village See the guide here
Brixton Hill See the guide here
East Dulwich See the guide here
Clapham South See the guide here
Brixton See the guide here
Nunhead See the guide here
Clapham See the guide here
Loughborough Junction See the guide here
Denmark Hill See the guide here
Peckham See the guide here
Camberwell See the guide here
Stockwell See the guide here
Southampton Way Estate See the guide here
South Lambeth See the guide here
Vauxhall See the guide here

Are you looking to buy or sell a property in this area? Have a look at our detailed analysis of the postcodes below

Postcode area Link to our property price guide
SE22 See our property price guide for SE22
SE24 See our property price guide for SE24

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