South London // by The Hels Project

South London City Travel in the UK series

Blogger Introduction

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My name is Helen, and my blog is The Hels Project. It started out as a lifestyle blog, but I now write about parenting and anything else I feel like!

Why I chose to write about South London…

I’ve spent the last 10 years living in London, in quite a few different areas, but I’ve always loved being South of the river, and just over two years ago, my partner and I bought our first home in South London.

5 things to see and do in South London

The Horniman Museum

The Horniman Museum in Forest Hill is great for days out – whether you have kids or not. Huge gardens, plenty of exhibitions and gorgeous views over London.

Greenwich Park

Probably one of my favourite spots in all of London, amazing views if you fancy climbing to the top of the park, the Maritime Museum, and the university campus sits just across from the park which is worth a visit. The borough of Greenwich is lovely to explore.

South London - Greenwich Park

Borough Market

Borough Market by London Bridge is definitely worth a trip. Fresh food, amazing drinks, there is so much choice.

South London - Borough Market

Open Spaces

There are so many incredible parks in south London, I love Brockwell Park (also home to Brockwell Lido if you fancy a swim) and Richmond Park is beautiful (though obviously much further south).

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens – also further south – but still London, Kew Gardens is definitely worth a visit.

Helen’s Recommendation for Food & Drink in South London

Pop Brixton, and Brixton Market, both of which are a couple of minutes walk from Brixton tube and the overground is great for both eating and drinking. Both have outdoor and indoor areas, and you’ll have the choice of food from all around the world, as well as plenty of spots for drinking, whether you’re in the mood for local beer or fancy cocktails.

A map of things to do in South London…

Other Recommendations from Helen


Mayfield Lavender // a gorgeous lavender farm in Croydon – very instagrammable!

Things to see & do

Crystal Palace Park //  go and see the dinosaurs!

Up at the o2 // see London from the top of the o2!

Food & Drink

Brick House – East Dulwich

Artusi – Peckham – AMAZING Italian


West Norwood Feast // street market that takes place on the first Sunday of every month, has food, crafts etc

South London - West Norwood FeastThank you to Helen for taking part in the Travel in the UK Guest Blogger Series. You can catch up with the rest of the series on Steph’s World.

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  • So glad to see that Hels has contributed to your series, Steph! I absolutely love her content! I don’t go to London enough despite living so close – I need to change that ASAP! I have a whole host of fab recommendations now!

    Abbey ❤️

  • Sarah Pears

    Yayyy I’ve been waiting for Helen’s post! <3 I love South London so much. I've spent a lot of my childhood visiting London and it is amazing. Thank you Helen for the lovely recommendations!

    Sarah |

  • Food & Baker

    You would think living in London I’ve been to most places but we’re from West and only have seen as far as Borough Market but the lavender farm is on our list along with everything else!

    Jessica & James | /

  • I absolutely love Kew Gardens and the cute little village!

  • Emma Ramsell

    I seriously love London, but I don’t tend to venture there since I moved back up north. South London is so beautiful and it has so many things I love to do. Maybe I need to plan a trip ASAP xx

  • Gwennan Rees

    I looooove London I feel like there’s so much I still have to explore when I visit there and Kew is on my bucket list for 2018!

  • London is such an incredible place but I can’t believe that I still haven’t been to Borough Market; I’ll definitely have to get myself down there one day! xx