London area of South London guide

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

The River Thames splits London into two parts and the southern part includes the historic central areas of Southwark, Lambeth, Bankside and maritime Greenwich. The boroughs which make up South London are Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Kingston, Lewisham, Merton, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton and Wandsworth. Compared to North London, South London is only served by a small section of the London Underground, although the overland train network is excellent. The area has its own regional newspaper, the South London Press, based in Streatham. Gatwick Airport is located below South London in Sussex.

See our recommended nearby South London Hotels, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

South London Hotels

in or near South London
Holiday Inn Express Wandsworth
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
Smuggler's Way, SW18
There are very few hotels in this sort of price range in London that put you so close to such an attractive stretch of the river. ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza London-Battersea
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
Bridges Court Road, SW11
Crowne Plaza London-Battersea is uniquely located at 'London's Vertical Gateway." With stunning architecture and state of the art technology, all 70 bedrooms are furnished in a ... More
 
 
 
Rafayel on the Left Bank Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
34 Lombard Road, SW11
Located in Battersea close to the London Heliport with wonderful views of the River Thames the 65-room Hotel Rafayel is a luxury hotel with green credentials. ... More
 
 
 

South London Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near South London
Original London Sightseeing Tour
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Jews Row, Wandsworth, South London, London SW18
Double-decker bus tours.... More
 
 
 
Western Riverside Transfer Station
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Smuggler's Way Wandsworth WANDSWORTH, South London, London SW18
Waste transfer station and recycling centre. Visitors can see the machinery at work including the co... More
 
 
 

South London Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's South London
The Curtain Workshop
London > Shopping > House and Garden
96 Alma Road, South London, London SW18
Curtains and Blinds... More
 
 
 
Homebase
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Weir Road, South London, London SW18
A chain of DIY superstores. Homebase sells wood, fixtures and fittings, paints and tools. They also provide in-store wood cutting and paint mixing services.... More
 
 
 
Homebase
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Swandon Way, South London, London SW18
A chain of DIY superstores. Homebase sells wood, fixtures and fittings, paints and tools. They also provide in-store wood cutting and paint mixing services.... More
 
 
 

South London Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near South London London?
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The Alma
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
499 Old York Road, South London, London SW18
Opposite Wandsworth Town station and on the corner of the lively Old York Road, The Alma has grown and grown over the years. Initially a simple ... More
 
 
 
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Doukan
London > Restaurants > 350 Old York Road, Wandsworth Town, South London, London SW18
For Moroccan day-to-night dining in Wandsworth Town head to Doukan where the tagines comes courtesy of Khalil Abdesslem, who also own Nomades food company, specialists in ... More
 
 
 
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The Ship
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
41 Jews Row, South London, London SW18
Nestled on the edge of the Thames a stone's throw from Wandsworth Bridge and (strategically) just around the corner from Young's brewery, The Ship is often ... More
 
 
 

South London Pubs

The best pubs in or near London South London.
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The Alma
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
499 Old York Road, South London, London SW18
Opposite Wandsworth Town station and on the corner of the lively Old York Road, The Alma has grown and grown over the years. Initially a simple ... More
 
 
 
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The Ship
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
41 Jews Row, South London, London SW18
Nestled on the edge of the Thames a stone's throw from Wandsworth Bridge and (strategically) just around the corner from Young's brewery, The Ship is often ... More
 
 
 
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Hawkins Forge
London > Nightlife > Pubs
110 Battersea Rise, South London, London SW11
Between Clapham Junction and Clapham Common, Hawkins Forge on Battersea Rise offers craft beer-filled fridges, beers on tap and soul food ... More
 
 
 

South London Leisure

South London gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Ship
London > Leisure > Games
41 Jew's Row, South London, London SW18
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
Battersea Blues
London > Leisure > Extreme Sports
Battersea Youth Centre, Hope Street, South London, London SW11
Skating & Rollerhockey ... More
 
 
 

South London Education

in or near South London
Venturi's Table
London > Education > Cookery Courses
6 Morie Street, South London, London SW18
London's first Corporate Cookery Centre, Venturi's Table in Wandsworth is custom-built to provide fun cookery experiences for groups of business professionals. Two large, state-of-the-art kitchens cater ... More
 
 
 

South London Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near South London.
Express by Holiday Inn London Wandsworth-Battersea
London > Business > Venue Hire
Smugglers Way, Battersea, South London, London SW18
There are very few hotels in this sort of price range in London that put you so close to such an attractive stretch of the river. ... More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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