Borough of Lewisham

Brockley is in the Borough of Lewisham and is bordered by Forest Hill, Honor Oak, Crofton Park, Deptford, New Cross, and Ladywell. The east London extension opened in February 2011 which has brought gentrification to the area.


Did you know?
  • The name Brockley means a wood where badgers are often seen, ‘Broc’ being Old English for Badger and ‘Ley’ meaning a wood.
  • In the past Brockley, Market gardens were famous for their huge Victoria Rhubarb. The secret to getting them so big was that they had been fertilised by ‘night soil’ (human faeces) from London.


Look out for

Rivoli Ballroom – This ballroom is grade II listed and was built in 1913 but was remodeled in 1951 as a dance hall. It is very visually striking and has been used in many films, fashion shoots, and live performances

The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre – A vibrant theatre showing exciting plays and performances, and is also the home of the Brockley Jack Film Club

Hilly Fields – A local park with a stone circle erected in 2000 to mark the millenium

Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries – These cemeteries were opened in 1858 and is now a haven for wildlife and plants

Brockley Open Studios – An annual event where local artists open up their studios to the public



Local shops in Brockley include a Sainsbury's local, co-op, and budgens. Nearby there is a Lewisham shopping centre which has a multitude of high street stores.



Babur Curry House – Gourmet Indian restaurant which also offers cooking classes

Le Querce – Italian restaurant who also sell pasta and sauces from their shop

Meze Mangal – Simple traditional Turkish restaurant specialising in kebabs

The Orchard – Modern and relaxed restaurant and lounge serving fresh seasonal food

Brockley’s Rock – Sustainable fish and chip shop

Parlez – Simple restaurant with a varied menu

Arlo & Moe – Easy Going cafe which is great for families, serving homemade food and cakes



Chandos – Homely and cosy pub with great stone baked pizza

Jam Circus – A Retro bar serving great real ale, cocktails and small food bites

Brickfields – Bar serving beers from local breweries, and a lively atmosphere, this bar is all about the locals

Mr. Lawrence – Wine Bar along with a wine merchant next door serving a wide range of wine and beer



Housing in Brockley is mainly Victorian and 1930s era properties. Sought after areas include Brockley conservation area, Telegraph Hill conservation area, and Heath Estate.



Brockley to London Bridge in 13 minutes

Brockley to Shoreditch High Street in 17 minutes

Crofton Park to London Blackfriars in 21 minutes

Ladywell to London Cannon Street in 22 minutes

Ladywell to London Charing Cross in 24 minutes

Honor Oak Park to London Bridge in 15 minutes

Honor Oak Park to London Victoria in 45 minutes


Other Transport

There is good access by car to A2 and south circular roads.


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