How is life in South Norwood? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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London from above

Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ South Norwood is a district of south-east London, England, within the London Borough of Croydon, Greater London and formerly in the historic county of Surrey. It is located 7.8 miles (12.5 km) south-east of Charing Cross, north of Woodside and Addiscombe, east of Selhurst and Thornton Heath, south of Crystal Palace/Upper Norwood and Anerley, and west of Elmers End and Penge. “

In the city of South Norwood, what kind of things are there to do?

What makes the heart of South Norwood? 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 and gyms that exist in South Norwood to help you decide as to whether to move there or not.

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of South Norwood

In South Norwood, using the public parks is not for everyone. Finding out if you are able to attend a local gym or leisure centre nearby may be a good idea if you are trying to move to the area perhaps for permanent residency.

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

Museums & Galleries in the area

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 South Norwood we definitely recommend that you check for galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. They provide a great source of enjoyment over the weekends.

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

In South Norwood, is there a lot of green space?

Big green spaces cover the UK and London. However, it may be hard to work out just how much green space there is by just looking at a map. Here is a table below that shows you the green space of South Norwood in more detail.

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

Are there a lot of supermarkets in South Norwood?

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

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

The types of restaurants

South Norwood is rich in restaurants, from Indian, Chinese or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and the foodies that you may be will surely find what you are looking for.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Grill 27b High Street, London 4.3 88
Yeha Noha Cafe Bar Yeha Noha Cafe, 19-21 Station Road, London 4.3 207
Flavaz First Unit 1, Commercial Buildings, High Street, London 4.3 115
Ekotedo Big Mama 251 Portland Road, London 4.3 78
New Moon Chinese Restaurant 5-7 Portland Road, London 4.3 80
CHICKEN WORLD NORWOOD 67A High Street, London 4.3 102
bp South Norwood Hill, London 4.3 104
Baller’s Pot & Juice Bar 201-203 Portland Road, London 4.3 66
The Portland Arms Pub 152 Portland Road, London 4.3 646
Norwood Kebab House 261 Portland Road, London 4.3 91
Morley’s South Norwood 277 Portland Road, London 4.3 144
Mayflower 88 High Street, London 4.3 89
The Caribbean Best Take Away 63 Portland Road, London 4.3 43
The Gold Coast Bar & Restaurant 224 Portland Road, London 4.3 885
Shell 123-127 Portland Road, London 4.3 40
Mantanah Thai Cuisine, South Norwood 2, Orton Buildings, Portland Road, London 4.3 177
Wonderful 6 Portland Road, London 4.3 65
The Albert Tavern 65 Harrington Road, London 4.3 296
New Dragon London 32 Portland Road, London 4.3 63
Sitar 4 Portland Road, London 4.3 70

Pubs in the area

As Londoners, we love our local pubs. South Norwood has great ones to become your new regular spot. Consider these if visiting or moving to the area of South Norwood.

Pub name Name Address Description
Alma 95 Church Road Crystal Palace SE19 2TA Situated on the busy Crystal Palace “triangle”, this pub enthusiastically promotes beers from the increasing numbers of local breweries. There are no regular beers, but a changing range of guests on the four handpumps. The pub is formed of a large square with a central bar and a high ceiling. The floors and tables are mainly wooden, with exposed brickwork and the large windows much in evidence. In addition to the buses listed, several other routes terminate at Crystal Palace bus station, about 15 minutes walk away.
Westow House 79 Westow Hill Crystal Palace SE19 1TX A popular former Antic pub, operated by Portobello Brewing since late 2020, with a quirky mix of furniture and artwork, situated within the vibrant Crystal Palace triangle. The pub serves a changing selection of real ales drawn mostly from microbreweries, often including those from the Greater London area. Occasional meet the brewer events are also held. Lunchtime and evening meals are served daily. Regular live music is expected to recommence in autumn 2021 along with a weekly quiz. A large outside drinking area is located at the front. 23 boutique bedrooms above the pub were added in 2019.
Colby Arms 132 Gipsy Hill Gipsy Hill SE19 1PW There are several unused sets of doors, testifying to its former multi-room format. In fact it still is effectively two rooms, with the back room reached via an archway to the right of the front bar on the main road. It’s mainly carpeted, but with a smallish bare-boarded area to the left of the main bar, where the pool table is sited. Furnishings comprise a banquette or two, but are mainly standard chairs and smallish round tables, and there’s a traditional tiled splash area surrounding the bar counter. Shelves above the bar back contain some nick-nacks such as scales, vases, stoneware jugs and the like, and a shelving unit near the pool table contains sporting trophies. Wall decor consists of various prints. This is a comfortable and friendly locals’ pub.
Great Southern 79 Gipsy Hill Gipsy Hill SE19 1QH Large premises in an imposing building from the mid 1800s. Now knocked into a large single room and updated to be more food centric. There are usually one or two real ales and one or two ciders on handpump.

The facilities you might need in South Norwood

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

Schools around South Norwood

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

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Harris Academy South Norwood Cumberlow Avenue, London 3.2 96
St Chad’s RC Primary School, South Norwood 75 Alverston Gardens, London 4.7 12
The Mulberry Kindergarten 10 Howard Road, London 4 1
Ivy League Nursery 237 Selhurst Road, London 4.6 10
Little Pumpkins Nursery – South Norwood 2-4 Crowther Road, London 4.4 9
First Class Learning South Norwood Suffolk Road, London 5 11
Polska Szkoła Sobotnia Im. Hetmana Karola Chodkiewicza Pod Patronatem Świętego Jana Pawła II 6 Oliver Grove, London 5 5
Bambinos Day Nursery Ltd 662 Davidson Road, Croydon 4.7 11
Oasis Academy Ryelands Oakley Road, London 3.8 23
Care Management Group Ltd 14 Avenue Road, London N/A N/A
South Norwood Primary School 34 Crowther Road, London 4.2 10
Priory Post 16 Centre 75 Alverston Gardens, London N/A N/A
Heavers Farm Primary School 58 Dinsdale Gardens, London 2.7 35
Little Engines 1a Cargreen Road, London N/A N/A
Crosfield Nursery School and Children’s Centre Elborough Road, London 4.6 10
St Mark’s C of E Primary School Albert Road, London 2.9 10
Cambridge International Homeschool 11 Portland Road, London N/A N/A
Little Pumpkins Nursery – Portland Road 60 Portland Road, London N/A N/A
Saeed Piano 42 Addison Road, London N/A N/A
Woodside Primary 28-2 Crowther Road, London N/A N/A

Post offices in and around the area of South Norwood

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 South Norwood 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
South Norwood Post Office 85-87 High Street, London 3.1 35
Portland Road Post Office 155 Portland Road, London 4 45
Priority Postbox 17 Eldon Park, London 0 0
Priority Postbox 577 Davidson Road, Croydon 4.5 2

Tube & Train stations in and around South Norwood

Train and tube stations in South Norwood can provide you with direct links to nearby cities and hence, they are a desirable feature for people when deciding on a place to live. Those who move into a city with direct transport links are able to travel further for work and will maybe spend less time commuting. Find a table below about where these transport links are:

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Norwood Junction Station Road, London 4.1 114

Medical institutions in South Norwood

South Norwood has 1 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
Woodside Health Centre 3 Enmore Road, London 2.3 47

What to do in South Norwood

There are always activities happening in lively South Norwood. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their South Norwood page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a South Norwood snapshot.

What else is close by?

If you are not completely sure that you want to move the area check out our other guides about cities in the nearby vicinity

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Shirley See the guide here
Croydon See the guide here
Addiscombe See the guide here
Thornton Heath See the guide here
Elmers End See the guide here
Selhurst See the guide here
Beckenham See the guide here
Anerley See the guide here
Penge See the guide here
Stoneleigh See the guide here
Upper Norwood See the guide here
Crystal Palace See the guide here
Gipsy Hill See the guide here
Sydenham See the guide here
Shirley See the guide here
Croydon See the guide here
Addiscombe See the guide here
Thornton Heath See the guide here
Elmers End See the guide here
Selhurst See the guide here
Beckenham See the guide here
Anerley See the guide here
Penge See the guide here
Stoneleigh See the guide here
Upper Norwood See the guide here
Crystal Palace See the guide here
Gipsy Hill See the guide here
Sydenham See the guide here

Looking for a detailed analysis of the property market? Check out our analysis at a postcode level here.

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