London area of SE17 guide

What to do and where to stay in London's SE17 neighbourhood

The inner-city district of Walworth forms much of SE17, home to Old Kent Road which is famous for being the equal cheapest property on a classic London monopoly board and the only one in south London. John Smith House can be found on Walworth Road (renamed in memory of John Smith, who was leader of the Labour Party from 1992 up to his sudden death in 1994). A former headquarters for the Labour Party, the building was often seen in news reports at election times and in the background as people came and went from stormy meetings of the Labour Party National Executive Committee. Large amounts of regeneration and gentrification have been occurring in Walworth, including the proposed demolition of the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, the newly built Strata tower, the proposed demolition of the Heygate and Aylesbury Estates and the transforming of St Mary's Churchyard as a new park. Famous one-time residents include Charlie Chaplin and Sir Michael Caine.

See our recommended nearby SE17 Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Leisure, and Education.

SE17 Hotels

in or near SE17
The Bermondsey Square Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
Bermondsey Square, SE1
Bermondsey Square Hotel offers a peaceful place to stay with its 80 bedrooms taking up one side of the traffic-free square. All rooms in this modern ... More
H10 London Waterloo Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
284-302 Waterloo Road, SE1
The H10 London Waterloo is a recently-built hotel providing comfortable and well-lit rooms and an ideally-located base from which to get around central London. The hotel ... More
Days Hotel London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
54 Kennington Road, SE1
The area where this hotel is located has become the vibrant cultural heart of London, with theatres, concert halls and art galleries lined-up against the South ... More

SE17 Entertainment

in or near SE17
St Peter's Church
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Walworth, Liverpool Grove, SE17, London SE17
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My Big Fat Greek
London > Entertainment > 16 Elephant & Castle, SE17, London SE1
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SE17 Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near SE17
Cuming Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
151 Walworth Road, SE17, London SE17
The worldwide collection of the Cuming Family accompanies exhibitions on the history of Southwark (from Roman times to the 19th century) in this unique museum. The ... More
Pullens Yards
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Peacock Yard, SE17, London SE17
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SE17 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's SE17
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
269 Walworth Road, SE17, London SE17
Women's clothing ... More
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
225 Walworth Road, SE17, London SE17
Nails... More
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
264 Walworth Road, SE17, London SE17
A large international supermarket chain. Sells a huge variety of fresh and frozen foods and household products. ... More

SE17 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near SE17 London?
Dragon Castle
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
100 Walworth Road, SE17, London SE17
This impressive Cantonese restaurant is one of the first symbols of the glacially slow regeneration of Elephant & Castle. Occupying the attractive ground floor of one ... More
Pizza Hut
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
318 Walworth Road, SE17, London SE17
Cheap and cheerful pizza chain. Serves an array of thin crust and deep pan American style pizzas, as well as pasta dishes and salads. Family friendly, ... More
The Masons Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
109 East Street, SE17, London SE17
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SE17 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London SE17.
Elephant and Castle Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Newington Causeway Road, SE17, London SE1
After a lengthy closure, the historic Elephant and Castle pub reopened in summer 2016 revealing a re-imagined interior ... More
The Masons Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
109 East Street, SE17, London SE17
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SE17 Leisure

SE17 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Hollywood Bowl
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Surrey Quays, Toredo Street, Surrey Quays, SE17, London SE17
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Michael Faraday Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Date Street Walworth, SE17, London SE17
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Riley American Pool & Snooker Club
London > Leisure > Games
4-8 Walworth Road, SE17, London SE1
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SE17 Education

in or near SE17
Southwark Student Support
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Atkins Education Services, 144 Walworth Road, SE17, London SE17
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