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Large homes, loads of creative people, and an active community make Brockley a terrific neighborhood.
Studio / 1 BR
41% Complete
1,053
2 Bedrooms
58% Complete
1,499
3 Bedrooms
71% Complete
1,850
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
2,600

Good For
  • Creatives
  • Families
  • Professionals

 

What's around
  • 18 Shops
  • 0 Fitness options
  • 21 Restaurants
  • 7 Grocery stores/markets
  • 0 Banks
  • 5 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITExcellent

WALKABILITYAverage
Safety

Brockley has an above average violent crime rate and an average property crime rate for London.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Brockley LIKE?

Grand villas and large terraces make up the residences in the neighborhood of Brockley. Formerly an exclusive part of London, the area is bouncing back from hard times. Spurring its reinvention are professionals who want to be in striking distance of the City, families attracted by the great schools, and a burgeoning art scene thanks to grads from the nearby Camberwell Collage of Art. In fact, this has become a hub of the creative set and has one of the highest concentration of artists in London. This mix of residents forms a tightknit community that works together to continue to improve Brockley.

Homes in the area are usually very large, though some have been converted into flats. You'll also find some small cottages, modern apartment buildings, and Victorian terraces. 

The neighborhood has a good mix of highly rated cafes and restaurants and it's become a world class spot for coffee. The Orchard, The Gantry, Arlo & Moe, and the Brockley Brewery are just some of the tasty options here.

Brockley has an active community. The Midsummer Fayre is a community event that is highly anticipated each year. There are 150 stalls with food and trinkets and tons of family entertainment. Brockley Max is another event held in early summer that features art, food, and children's activities over a week. There is also a nice theater scene with the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre being one of the most innovative around. The iconic Rivoli Ballroom has hosted acts like Florence + The Machine, The White Stripes, and Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher. 

Local amenities include a world class toy store, a weekly farmers' market, artists' studios, libraries, swimming pools, a hair salon, grocers, and just about everything else you might need.

There's also a lot on offer for people who love the outdoors. Hilly Fields has tennis courts, football pitches, and even adult climbing stations. Blythe Hill Park is another great space with views of central London and a children’s playground.

Brockley is bordered on the north by New Cross, on the east by Lewisham, on the south by Crofton Park, and on the west by Nunhead.

 

Commute:
The City: 5.1 miles / 25-55 minutes by car / 30-35 minutes by transit
Canary Wharf: 5.9 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 25-35 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike
Southwark: 4.3 miles / 20-35 minutes by car / 20-30 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike
Westminster: 5.9 miles / 25-60 minutes by car / 35-45 minutes by transit
Shoreditch: 6.4 miles / 35-70 minutes by car / 35 minutes by transit

Brockley London Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Brockley LOCAL schools

1-6 YEARS
Beecroft Garden Primary
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
NUR YEARS
Chelwood Nursery School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Nursery
School Type:Nursery
1-6 YEARS
Gordonbrock Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
1-6 YEARS
John Stainer Community Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
1-6 YEARS
Myatt Garden Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community

 

Local Flavor   Brockley Local Flavor

Browns of Brockley
Browns of Brockley 5 COULGATE STREET BROCKLEY SE4 2RW MAP

Good coffee, lovely soups and free WIFI. 

Jam Circus
Jam Circus 330 BROCKLEY ROAD LONDON SE4 2BT MAP
jamcircus.com

Situated on the borderlands between Brockley and Crofton Park. Jam Circus is proud to be a real community pub, focusing on our quality beer, honest food and service with a smile. 

Mo Pho
Mo Pho 10 COULGATE STREET LONDON SE4 2RW MAP
mopho-vietcafe.com

Mo Pho viet cafe is a small family run restaurant offering home made Vietnamese cuisine with the best name in town. 

Egi's Restaurant
Egi's Restaurant 393 QUEENS ROAD LONDON SE14 5HD MAP

American style steakhouse with some quirks. 

Photo Credits: Thanks to @Martha Watson Allpress, @Amy Fulwood, @gambutnoi, @Milly Burroughs, @Sian Gouldstone, @Verity, @tomos, @Jon Choo, @Michael Sullivan, @josh_nadel, @gracebortnik, @I-Chi Ko, @Joe Marshall, @Timo Arnall, @Karen Tolson for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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