Places to visit in south London
Attractions in The Guide and recommended gazetteer pages
South London has a handful of exceptional museums and galleries, several photogenic localities beside the Thames, the world’s most amazing bingo hall (in Tooting), London’s Korea Town and the downland landscape known as Darwin’s Laboratory.
The picture links are for pages in The Guide – focussing in depth on individual attractions; the text links will take you to gazetteer pages – each telling the story of a whole locality.
A classy settlement with a riverfront and a village green and pond.
Little Holland House is grade II* listed for its Arts and Crafts interior.
Visit the other Whitehall – outer London’s finest remaining example of a medieval hall house.
Home to Greater London’s only full-scale theme park.
Take a guided tour through Chislehurst Caves.
Probably South London’s liveliest open space.
This rustic village has been nominated as a world heritage site for its Darwinian connection.
A collection of rural amenities set in almost a thousand acres of parkland, farmland, a public golf course and woods, where some of the trees were planted on Darwin’s advice.
The southernmost distinct settlement in Greater London, with possibly the cutest little structure in the entire metropolitan area.
A sea of 1930s suburbia graced by two islands of parkland, each with a mansion.
A historic riverside village.
London’s unlikely Korea Town.
Take a walk in the woods and find a summertime sundial.
London’s greatest royal park.
Extensive, highly elevated woodland and a famous hotel.
Lined with picturesque warehouses, this pedestrian street has shops, eateries and (until 2014) the Design Museum.
This Bromley suburb has a remarkable arts centre and a stuccoed stately home designed by John Nash.
The Gala bingo club is more impressive than some cathedrals.
Four from the Nuggets section
Tooting Bec Lido – the coolest (as well as the coldest) place to swim in south London.
Greyhound Hotel – Carshalton’s most historic hostelry.
St Martin of Tours – a fine Norman church in rural Bromley.
Putney Arts Theatre – one of the liveliest amateur theatres south of the river.
Places to visit in east and south-east London
Places to visit in west London
Places to visit in north London
This page will be updated with new additions to The Guide as soon as they’re published, so if you’re a south London regular you might like to bookmark it and return from time to time.