Herne Hill Area Guide

Herne Hill residents are often spoilt for choice when it comes to reasons to love Herne Hill. This charming part of London has an array of coffee shops, parks, and restaurants; many of which are delightful independent businesses.


The beautiful green and open spaces in Brockwell Park are a top attraction for Herne Hill. Whether it’s an early morning run, dog walk, or summer picnic, the park is incredibly inviting. As well as hosting events such as the Lambeth Country Show and the annual fireworks display, the park also benefits from it's Lido and Lido Gym.

A secret spot for locals, Sunray Gardens is a smaller local park hidden within a peaceful enclave of Herne Hill. It is a pleasant choice for anything from a quiet walk by a pond to an exciting playground for the kids.

Local Attractions

On a Sunday morning the bustling Herne Hill Farmers Market, located in a semi-pedestrianised area near the station, offers an exciting variety of hot and cold foods, arts and crafts, and buzz to locals. If looking to keep fit, residents can head to the Herne Hill Velodrome for their energising cycling arena.

Restaurants & Coffee

Herne Hill is brimming with appealing restaurants and pubs, including the award-winning Ollie’s Fish Experience and Brockwell Lido Café. For breakfast, Café Provencal and The Milkwood are popular choices to start the day. Perks and White and The Parlour both offer excellent coffee while The Blackbird Bakery, Christopher's and Sesame Deli all provide delicious bread, sandwiches and cakes.


Herne Hill’s top schools are another charming asset of the area. Primary schools such as St. Jude’s , Herne Hill School and the recently opened Judith Kerr School, have received outstanding Ofsted reports. Meanwhile, The Charter School and James Allen's Girls' School are acclaimed local secondary schools.


With Herne Hill peacefully resides within London’s Zone 2 but also has excellent transport links into central London. From Herne Hill Thameslink BR Station, London Victoria is just 8 minutes away and there are also regular buses to Clapham, Waterloo, Euston and London Bridge.


The Florence Pub or the Herne Hill Tavern are lovely settings for an evening drink while the Prince Regent is an elegant place for a delicious and filling meal. For a more lively setting, pay a visit to Dee Dee’s Jazz And The Funk, or Off The Cuff. In Brixton lies the opportunity to watch a film at Whirled Cinema, an establishment that even offers a bar and pizza menu.