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, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

SE17 Hotels

in or near SE17
The Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
30 Borough Road, SE1
Located just south of the River Thames, The Bridge Hotel is the perfect accommodation choice for those wishing to explore the many sights and attractions London ... More
 
 
 
The Bermondsey Square Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
Bermondsey Square, SE1
Bermondsey Square Hotel offers a peaceful place to stay with its 79 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
 
 
 

SE17 Entertainment

in or near SE17
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The Coronet Theatre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
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 theatre - staging ... More
 
 
 
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White Bear Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
138 Kennington Park Road, SE17, London SE11
It's easy to spot who's at the White Bear for the pints and who's there for the Pinter but somehow the two aspects unite comfortably under ... More
 
 
 
St Peter's Church
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Walworth, Liverpool Grove, SE17, London SE17
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SE17 Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near SE17
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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
 
 
 
Harper Road Flats
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
157 Harper Road, SE17, London SE1
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Greengrassi
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1a Kempsford Road, SE17, London SE11
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SE17 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's SE17
Ritchina
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
225 Walworth Road, SE17, London SE17
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Morgan
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
269 Walworth Road, SE17, London SE17
Women's clothing ... More
 
 
 
Safeway
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?
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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
 
 
 
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The Lobster Pot
London > Restaurants > 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 ... More
 
 
 
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Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
140 Newington Butts, SE17, London SE11
Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec provides some French flair in the heart of Kensington. Set inside a refurbished English pub, its a traditional bar and brasserie, that hosts ... More
 
 
 

SE17 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London SE17.
The Masons Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
109 East Street, SE17, London SE17
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The Tommyfield
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
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. ... More
 
 
 

SE17 Nightlife

SE17 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
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, ... More
 
 
 
Southopia
London > Nightlife > Bars
146-148 Newington Butts, SE17, London SE11
Private members' club for women and their male guests. ... More
 
 
 
Little Apple
London > Nightlife > 98 Kennington Lane, SE17, London SE11
Gay friendly bar with a mixed clientele.... More
 
 
 

SE17 Leisure

SE17 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Rebus Tourist Guides
London > Leisure > Activities
33, Vanbrugh Court, Wincott St, SE17, London SE11
What is the oldest annual sporting event in the world? Where was the Roman Forum? How do I become Lord Mayor? What was (and is!) the ... More
 
 
 
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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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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SE17 Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near SE17.
The Coronet Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
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, ... More
 
 
 
Kurdish Cultural Centre (KCC)
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Stannary Street, Kennington, SE17, London SE11
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Siobhan Davies Studios
London > Business > Venue Hire
85 St George's Road, SE17, London SE1
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