Honor Oak is one of London's hidden secrets. There is a lot going on in this neighborhood, but since it's not on any "up-and-coming" lists you won't find many outsiders here. Nonetheless, it has a lot of the charm that people seek out when moving to this area. You’re break a sweat walking up all hills here, but they are lined with beautiful Victorian and Edwardian homes. This has made it a desireable area for families.
There are a bunch of little specialty shops, some great cafes, and amazing restaurants that line the main street. You’ll find a lot of different cuisines here, including Caribbean, French, Italian, and more.
If there isn’t enough for you to do, the public transportation system that runs through Honor Oak is solid so you can get to surrounding areas in a short amount of time.
There is a lack of secondary schooling in Honor Oak, but the adjacent neighborhoods do have options.
The City: 5.9 miles / 30-60 minutes by car / 30-35 minutes by transit
Canary Wharf: 7.4 miles / 30-50 minutes by car / 25-35 minutes by transit
Southwark: 5.1 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 25-30 minutes by transit / 30-35 minutes by bike
Westminster: 6.6 miles / 30-65 minutes by car / 40-50 minutes by transit
Shoreditch: 7.2 miles / 35-75 minutes by car / 35-45 minutes by transit