Nunhead is currently one of London's trendiest neighborhoods. The city has spent a huge amount of money on improvements and it's spawned new shops, pubs, and restaurants. This has drawn in creatives and young professionals in addition to the families already living here.
Most of the homes are Victorian terraces, but there are some modernized apartments and post-war council estates. There are some large (4+) bedroom homes, but they tend to be expensive.
Evelina Road, the neighborhood's main thoroughfare, has basics like a barber, butchers, fishmongers, cafes, bakeries, and delis. There are also some beautiful old pubs in town. The Old Nuns Head pub hosts an annual 'beating the boundaries' event, a revival of an ancient tradition where residends would mark their village's boundaries. Participation earns you a free beer. Nunhead also has pop-up shops, events, and film screenings throughout the year.
One of the coolest spots here – if perhaps a bit morbid – is the Nunhead Cemetery, established in 1840 and considered one of London's "Magnificent Seven" Victorian graveyards. It's a favorite of dog walkers and sightseers and there are guided tours available. There are some absolutely beautiful sculptures, monuments, and tombs here.
For families, there are some good schools nearby and a few outstanding schools for older children. Many families send their secondary school-aged children to private schools in nearby Dulwich.
Nunhead is pretty well connected to the rest of the London, with access to a few rail lines and several bus routes.
The City: 4.7 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 35-40 minutes by transit / 30-35 minutes by bike
Canary Wharf: 6 miles / 25-40 minutes by car / 40-50 minutes by transit / 30-35 minutes by bike
Southwark: 3.9 miles / 20-35 minutes by car / 35-40 minutes by transit / 25 minutes by bike
Westminster: 5.4 miles / 30-60 minutes by car / 35-45 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike
Shoreditch: 5.9 miles / 30-70 minutes by car / 40-50 minutes by transit
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