5 Things To Do In Herne Hill


Brockwell Park

Over the years Herne Hill has grown an increasingly village type feel with a regular market, good local pubs, cafes and a pedestrianised central point.  If you’ve been meaning to explore Herne Hill then why wait? Here’s my top 5 suggestions of things to do in Herne Hill-

  1. Brockwell Park – Admittedly this could provide five things to do in itself, what with the weekly Park Run, the lido and it’s cafe, a BMX track, hills perfect for sledging and tennis courts.  Brockwell Park has everything you could look for in a local park, and much more besides.
  2. Local pubs – Over the years the pubs of Herne Hill have smartened themselves up and now provide a good offering for trendy local drinking  with good food and various entertainment schedules.  Try The Florence, The Commercial and The Prince Regent.
  3. Herne Hill Velodrome – Once the training venue for Bradley Wiggins the Herne Hill Velodrome has had a resurgence in popularity thanks to cycling’s increased profile.  Inductions available for £6 with bike hire.
  4. Olley’s Fish & Chips – Award winning Fish & Chip shop Olley’s is a local establishment available both to eat in and take-away.  The fish is delicious as are the mushy peas.  Trivial Fact Alert – The owner once appeared on a Cilla Black game show and pictures of this adorn the walls!
  5. Herne Hill Market – This popular market is run by City & Country Farmers Markets and a wide range of fresh produce is on offer each and every Sunday.  The Cheese and Olives are highly recommended.


3 Responses to 5 Things To Do In Herne Hill

  1. Booge March 2, 2013 at 7:35 am #

    The Florence is AWFUL. Rude staff, rotten beer (despite their “brewpub” credentials), kids everywhere….

    The Half Moon is a total dive but still much more deserving of a mention. Also frequented by Leslie Nielsen:

    • NDL March 2, 2013 at 11:38 am #

      I really like the Florence! Have mostly been in the evening though, so no kids about!

  2. Emma May 29, 2014 at 9:19 am #

    I’ll give another ‘thumbs up’ for the Florence… always been great when I’ve visited. I guess anywhere has good and bad days though, so some extent! Emma 🙂

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