It may be bordered by the big personalities of Forest Hill, Lewisham and Peckham, but Brockley has a character all of its own.

While it’s just 10 minutes from the city centre on the train, Brockley’s tree-lined avenues and well-preserved Victorian houses are just two of the reasons part of this fun, foodie, fashionable neighbourhood has been designated a conservation area.

This exciting enclave is famed for the burst of colour of the Brockley Street Art Festival, where walls and shopfronts are adorned with creations to wow art lovers and locals alike.

Brockley Road is the artery of this bustling bohemia, boasting a wide range of eateries ranging from Mo Pho (Vietnam) to the family favourite and 1950s-inspired Arlo & Moe (teashop) – or for a mid-commute coffee, check out Browns of Brockley.

For something a little stronger, hidden away in the backstreets is the Brockley Brewery which sells delicious craft ale made on the premises and proudly served in several local pubs.

But if you prefer the quiet life, then a Sunday morning stroll around Hilly Fields Park will remind you why Brockley’s conservation is in everyone’s best interests.

  • Eliot Giuralarocca – Actor, Director & local landlord

Hilly fields is a great place to go with the kids and even has standing stones that are 400 million years old!

Area Highlights


For live music in a retro atmosphere, there is nowhere better than the Rivoli Ballroom on Brockley Road. The fabulous 1950s venue has played host to some of the country’s top musicians.

Parks & Activities

Hilly Fields park is an oasis of calm with incredible views across the city. The park is maintained by Friends of Hilly Fields, who always welcome new members.

Restaurants & Shopping

Foodies will love either The Orchard (gastropub) or The Gantry (English/European). Pick up irresistible toys and children’s clothes in Gently Elephant or delve into Magi Gifts for an imaginative, eclectic selection of treats.


Ofsted last rated John Stainer Community Primary School as outstanding, and St William of York Catholic Primary School and Turnham Primary Foundation School as good.


Brockley is perfectly placed for links to London and beyond. The mainline train station is only 15 minutes from London Bridge, and a 17-minute trip on the Overground line to Shoreditch. Neighbouring Crofton Park station serves St Pancras International direct.

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