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, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, 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
 
 
 
The Lodge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
52-54 Upper Richmond Road, SW15
Located in west London's attractive Putney area, the Lodge Hotel offers a superior standard of accommodation, with rooms divided into three categories: standard, executive and luxury. ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Chelsea
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
Imperial Road, SW6
Located at Imperial Wharf, the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel London - Chelsea is nearby to the chic Kings Road and Chelsea Harbour. Famous London attractions ... More
 
 
 

South London Entertainment

in or near South London
Comedy Carnival
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Clapham Grand, 21-25 St John's Hill, South London, London SW11
The Comedy Carnival cavorts through The Clapham Grand every Saturday and Leicester Square's Sound every Friday featuring award-winning international comedians from all over the globe. These ... 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
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Warren Evans Furniture
London > Shopping > House and Garden
8 Grant Road, South London, London SW11
Handmade wooden beds, matresses and furniture that are a class above your average flat packed homeware. All the timber is ethically sourced and fairly traded, with ... More
 
 
 
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
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 Jew's 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 Jew's 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
 
 
 
Alma Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
499 Old York Road, South London, London SW18
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 

South London Nightlife

South London clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Boom
London > Nightlife > Bars
165 St. John's Hill, South London, London SW11
Bar... More
 
 
 
Clapham Grand
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
21-25 St John's Hill, Clapham, South London, London SW11
Grand venue for a cheery, beer-soaked night out. It's got a high-ceilinged, galleried hall and a luminous dancefloor that you might expect to find in the ... More
 
 
 
The Duck
London > Nightlife > Bars
110 Battersea Rise, South London, London SW11
... 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
 
 
 
Wellington Fitness Suite
London > Leisure > Fitness
122A Plough Road, South London, London SW11
Fitness Club ... More
 
 
 

South London Education

in or near South London
 

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
 
 
 
Travelodge Battersea
London > Business > Venue Hire
200 York Road, Battersea, South London, London SW11
This affordable and incredibly comfortable hotel sits on the southern banks of the Thames. Boasting a wonderfully convenient location, guests can pop to Chelsea to ... More
 
 
 
Clapham Grand
London > Business > Venue Hire
21-25 St John's Hill, Clapham Junction, South London, London SW11
Grand venue for a cheery, beer-soaked night out. It's got a high-ceilinged, galleried hall and a luminous dancefloor that you might expect to find in the ... More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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