Will you love Kidbrooke? Our local guide

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Kidbrooke is an area of South East London, England, in the Royal Borough of Greenwich 7+1⁄2 miles (12 km) south-east of Charing Cross and north west of Eltham. “

What to do in Kidbrooke

There’s always something going on in a vibrant area like Kidbrooke. For ideas on activities, check Timeout which updates weekly on local events. We’re including a link to their Kidbrooke listings to help you easily find stuff happening soon. A great way to get oriented in a new area is seeing what’s around and where. Our map gathers property price details and other info from this article to give you a snapshot of Kidbrooke offerings.

Some great things about Kidbrooke

At Cozee we looked at elements defining the area like restaurants, nightlife, parks, and more. Whether you’re a foodie or night owl, Kidbrooke has something for you. Check out spots below to get a feel for life in Kidbrooke.

Are there any good pubs in Kidbrooke?

As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. Kidbrooke has some great go-to spots. From smaller, more family run chains to larger pubs like WeatherSpoons, there is a pub for everyone in the area.

Pub name Name Address Description
Bankers Draft 80 Eltham High Street Eltham SE9 1BW This former JD Wetherspoon outlet, reputed to be their smallest in the country, came under new ownership in the summer of 2023. Initially at least, the cask beer range has continued in similar vein to that previously with a mix of regular and changing brews. Often hosts weekend events such as bingo and karaoke.
Berry & Barrel 18 Well Hall Parade Eltham SE9 6SP Family-run shop conversion pub serving craft beers, real ales, wines, gins and cocktails. Opened in a former dry cleaner’s shop in December 2020. A long room equipped with high tables and stools and with a traditional bar counter. Two prominent electronic boards display a large range of keg beers and cask ales on offer with details of ABV and price. Cask and keg beers are not clearly differentiated so you will need to ask for confirmation at time of placing your order.
Eltham GPO 4 Passey Place Eltham SE9 5DQ Just off the High Street, re-opened in February 2014 and takes its name from the building’s original use as a postal sorting office. The external signage still shows The Old Post Office as the pub name! Spacious pub originally, when run by Antic, furnished in shabby chic style with various bric-a-brac wall and floor standing adornments like typewriters, sewing machines, postal items and dolls’ houses. Quiz night on Wednesday at 8pm. Portobello took over from Antic here in 2020. Closed for significant refurbishment in July 2023, reopening in early October 2023 with the number of handpumps reduced to 3, usually selling only Portobello cask ales.
Eltham Warren Golf Club Bexley Road Eltham SE9 2PE Founded in 1890. Please check with venue for opening hours.
Long Pond 110 Westmount Road Eltham SE9 1UT Situated in a former plumbers’ merchant shop near the entrance to the long closed Eltham Park railway station, this deceptively extensive micropub opened on 12th December 2014 and is named after the Long Pond in Eltham Park North, a short walk away. It fills a massive geographical gap in the local pub landscape. May also be contacted on 07921-579781. There are 5-6 local real ales served on gravity dispense from a chilled stillage room which may be viewed through a window behind the bar counter. This includes the house beer 3.6% ABV ‘Pond Life’, believed to be Tonbridge Traditional. There is also real cider and perry, usually from Dudda’s Tun as well as wine, several Chapel Down gins, several single malt whiskies and soft drinks. In true micropub tradition there are no lagers or alcopops on offer. Seating at the front is on high wall mounted benches and high tables. To the left rear is an area of low tables and chairs in an area called The Dorchester Room! The long brightly lit white painted corridor to the toilets at the rear is always stacked with a large number of full and empty casks. SE London CAMRA Branch Cider Pub of the Year 2017. SE London CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year 2017, and runner-up 2016 and 2020. Traditional pub cold snacks are available in the form of pork pies, ploughman’s and platters. No children. No dogs. Card payment strongly preferred here, rather than cash payment. Mobile phone use frowned upon in bar area – rear corridor may be used.
Park Tavern 45 Passey Place Eltham SE9 5DA A free house since 2022, this traditional Victorian pub retains the original Truman’s Brewery tiled frontage and signage. The stylish interior has elegant drapes, bar lamps and chandeliers, an impressive wooden bar and a real log fire. Decorative plates and pictures line the walls. Jazz and light classical background music complements the atmosphere. Offers an impressive selection of real ales, together with ciders, craft beers and lagers, whiskies and wine. There is also a well kept heated rear garden, plus additional seating to the front and side. 8 handpumps on bar counter, 6 regularly in use.
Rising Sun 189-191 Eltham High Street Eltham SE9 1TS A pleasant traditional pub on the High Street refurbished in September 2014. Offers a good selection of reasonably priced food in addition to two or three real ales from the Greene King stable. There are 4 handpumps on the bar counter. A Lilley’s fruit cider (non real) could by found on one of the pumps in Spring 2022.
Royal Blackheath Golf Club Court Road Eltham SE9 5AF Clubhouse was built in 1664 for John Shaw, banker to King Charles I.
Rusty Bucket 11 Court Yard Eltham SE9 5PR Previously the Crown, this venue re-opened in April 2018 after a significant re-development of the site but pleasantly retaining the pub’s original ground floor frontage. Run by a couple of friends who are very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about all beers. It sells a selection of up to 3 cask ales (but usually 2) from a small number of local Kent and London breweries plus some guests from further afield. Real ciders and perries, keg beer, bottles, cans, wines and spirits are also available. The pub is smaller than in its previous incarnation, although it does not strictly follow the ‘micropub’ rules as it plays recorded music. Walls are half-panelled and brightly painted. Cask ales and ciders / perries are served by gravity dispense from a small walk-in chilled room behind the bar counter, from a three tier nine cask stillage. There were initially 11 keg beer taps on the back wall but in late November 2018 this was increased to 18. Seating is at trestle style tables with low chairs. Basic snacks include cheese boards and also displayed in jars on the bar counter may include, variously, pork pies or scotch eggs. 2, sometimes 3, cask ales available. Three spotlessly kept toilets. Card payment ONLY, no cash accepted.
Tudor Barn Well Hall Pleasaunce, Well Hall Road Eltham SE9 6SZ The Grade II* listed Tudor Barn is situated in the attractive surroundings of the Well Hall Pleasaunce in Eltham. It was originally built in the 16th century by the family of William Roper and links back to King Henry VIII and the Tudor monarchy. The ground floor is home to a traditional gastro pub with two outdoor drinking and dining spaces and the first floor is home to The Tudor Gallery perfect for hosting weddings and private events. Table service only Spring 2022. See also Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tudorbarn
White Hart 2 Eltham High Street Eltham SE9 1DA A 20th century mock-Tudor style pub with wood panelling and comfy sofas at the front. There is also a pleasant and well maintained garden.
Woodcroft Club 254 High Street Eltham SE9 1AA Formed in 1913. Has its own Bowls Club.
Bat & Ball 275 Court Road Mottingham SE9 4TH Micropub in a former florist’s shop at the end of a terrace of shops which opened on 23rd November 2023. There is wide range of drinks available including draught lagers and wine in addition to cask beer on gravity and bag-in-box cider served from a chilled room. Seating for roughly 30 inside at settles and high stools. Cash or card payment is welcome.
71Southwood 71 Southwood Road New Eltham SE9 3QE Formed in 1927, was refurbished and rebranded as 71Southwood in 2017
New Eltham Social Club 32 Avery Hill Road New Eltham SE9 2BD Founded in 1892 moving to current home in 1901.

What supermarkets are there?

Perhaps one of the most common amenities in Kidbrooke would be supermarkets. Below, you will be able to tell what type of supermarket there are in Kidbrooke and what company operates here.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Sainsbury’s Local 52-56 High Street, Carshalton 4 77
M&S Simply Food 322-332 Carshalton Road, Carshalton 4.1 22
M&S Simply Food Green Wrythe Lane, Carshalton 3.8 34
Premier 6 Butter Hill, Wallington 3.7 3
Sainsbury’s Local 15-21 Green Wrythe Lane, Carshalton 3.3 24

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of Kidbrooke

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

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

Are the restaurants in Kidbrooke any good?

Kidbrooke is able to produce a large amount of different cuisines if you are looking. Take a look at the table below to find the most popular places to eat if you are a resident of Kidbrooke.

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Museums & Galleries

An area lives because of the people who live, work and interact. Art is a great way to discover an area in a new way. If you are looking to move in Kidbrooke we definitely recommend that you check for galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. They provide a great source of enjoyment over the weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre Nelson Mandela Road, London 5 15

What type of green space is there in Kidbrooke?

One of London’s greatest features are the large green spaces that cover the surface of the city. Check below if Kidbrooke 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
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

The things you might need in Kidbrooke

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Kidbrooke name before moving in the neighbourhood.

In Kidbrooke, what tube and train stations are nearby?

We assembled the train and tube stations of Kidbrooke in a convenient table below so you can find the best location for you to live if transport connections are important to you.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Kidbrooke United Kingdom 3.4 22

Are there many post offices in the region of Kidbrooke?

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

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Kidbrooke Parade Post Office 122 Rochester Way, London 3.2 46
Postbox 187 Kidbrooke Park Road, London 0 0
Post Box 1 Broad Walk, London 0 0
Postbox 57 Courtlands Avenue, London 0 0

What schools are in the area of Kidbrooke?

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

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Brooklands Primary School Medebourne Close, London 3.3 4
Brooklands Preschool The Clubhouse, London N/A N/A
Bubbles Nurseries Eltham 21 Shawbrooke Road, London 4.9 7
Holy Family Primary School Tudway Road, London 4.5 6
Ealdham Primary School Ealdham Square, London 4.5 10
right start fenniesnurseries United Kingdom N/A N/A
Nursery and Preschool Kidbrooke I Fennies Nursery Fennies Nursery, 14 Whittle Road, London 4.5 17
Wingfield Primary School London 4.6 8
Thomas Tallis School Thomas Tallis School, Thomas Tallies School, 154 Kidbrooke Park Road, London 3.9 279
Kidbrooke park Kidbrooke Park Road, London N/A N/A
Mseplay Childcare & Pre-School 141 Kidbrooke Park Road, London N/A N/A
Blackheath High School GDST Sports Fields Blackheath High School GDST Sports Fields, 102 Kidbrooke Grove, London 4 2
Marco Meloni 57D Woolacombe Road, London N/A N/A
Footsteps Creche Sally Castle Centre, Ealdham Primary School, London N/A N/A
Newhaven School PRU Newhaven Gardens, London N/A N/A
Briset Primary School School Lodge/Briset Rd, London N/A N/A
Nesbit Nippers Pre-school Turning Pages Community Centre,, 6 Nesbit Road,, Eltham, London N/A N/A
The Woodland Nursery – Kidbrooke Park St James’ Church, 62 Kidbrooke Park Road, London 5 13
Riverston School 63-69 Eltham Road, London 2.8 28

Medical institutions in Kidbrooke

Kidbrooke has 2 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
Manor Brook Medical Centre 117 Brook Lane, London 3.5 93
Dietetics Primary Care 7 Elford Close, London N/A N/A

What else is close by?

Tell us what you think of Kidbrooke

We would love to hear what people like you think of Kidbrooke. Not only your experience there is valuable to us to understand what makes this area desirable but it might also help people moving into the area feel welcome and feel part of the Kidbrooke ‘s community.

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You could find your new neighbourhood in an area that is nearby and similar to Kidbrooke. 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
Chinbrook See the guide here
Mottingham See the guide here
Lee See the guide here
Horn Park See the guide here
Eltham See the guide here
Lewisham See the guide here
Blackheath See the guide here
Maze Hill See the guide here
Westcombe Park See the guide here
Greenwich Peninsula See the guide here
Denham See the guide here
Charlton See the guide here
Chinbrook See the guide here
Mottingham See the guide here
Lee See the guide here
Horn Park See the guide here
Eltham See the guide here
Lewisham See the guide here
Blackheath See the guide here
Maze Hill See the guide here
Westcombe Park See the guide here
Greenwich Peninsula See the guide here
Denham See the guide here
Charlton 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
SE9 See our property price guide for SE9
SE3 See our property price guide for SE3

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