South east London has become a sought after residential area, attracting young professionals, artists and families with its excellent transport, popular local parks and eclectic mix of properties.
Tucked behind little lanes and tree-lined roads, Brockley has everything from independent coffee shops to artisan delicatessens. The area has plenty of streets with large, detached early Victorian and Edwardian properties. High end roads in the Brockley conservation area include Wickham Road, Breakspears Road, Tressillian Road and Tyrwhitt Road, and display period features such as sash windows, as well as terracotta and stucco details, tiled paths and spacious front gardens.
Hilly Fields is a park that has views overlooking Lewisham and the city and includes a cafe, picnic area, a football pitch, and the Francis Drake Bowls Club. Local communities can enjoy a friendly and welcoming space to socialise on a Saturday morning, coffee in hand.
The award-winning Brockley Market has an array of seasonal street food and locally sourced produce and is available throughout the year. Whether you are coming from St. Johns, New Cross or Deptford, the market is central to most rail stations and bus stops in the area. Brockley Market Gardens was known locally for its Victoria rhubarb, and up until the 19th Century, a river flowed northward from Crofton Park, joining up with the River Thames via Deptford Creek.
Brockley is also home to the Rivoli Ballroom, one of the last remaining 1950s style ballrooms left in London. First opened in 1913, productions such as BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and the film, The Muppets, have both been filmed here. A reminder that south east London is steeped in a culturally significant history.
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