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.
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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 ...
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The Lobster Pot
Fish and Seafood
3 Kennington Lane, Kennington, , SE17, London SE11
French seafood restaurant that puts the kitsch in kitchen.
London isn’t particularly renowned for its seafood (nor for that matter is Kennington renowned for its restaurants) but ...
The best pubs in or near London SE17.
185 Kennington Lane, SE17, London SE11
Mains of pumpkin and ricotta ravioloni and rib eye steak are supplemented by very affordable pub grub staples like beefburgers and chicken breast burgers. ...
SE17 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Unit 5 Farrell Court, Elephant Road, SE17, London SE17
A superbly designed two-room club and arts venue that captures the feeling of an illegal party in a squatted industrial space - while still being clean, ...
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near SE17.
The Coronet Theatre
26-28 New Kent Road, SE17, London SE1
This 2600-capacity venue hosts some of the most rocking club nights and live music events in town. Starting out life as a Victorian theare, staging melodramas, ...