Area guide Honor Oak Park

Perfectly perched between upmarket East Dulwich, up-and-coming Forest Hill, cool Crofton Park and bustling Brockley, it’s no wonder Honor Oak Park has become such a desirable destination.

This leafy little corner of South-East London has its own railway station with speedy links into central London making it an ideal option for commuters. London Bridge is just 15 minutes by train, Shoreditch is under 25 minutes away, and Canary Wharf can be reached in 20 minutes with a quick change at Canada Water.

It’s a great location for foodies too. Honor Oak Park is home to Babur, a gourmet Indian restaurant hailed in Time Out and the Harden’s Guide as one of the best in the capital. The Mamma Dough pizzeria and long-established Sardinian restaurant Le Querce have both won widespread acclaim in the media too and are always busy.

The area is peaceful but packed with plenty of amenities from a Sainsbury’s Local to a delicatessen, an organic beauty salon and an upcycled furniture shop. And if you’re not afraid of scaling its many hills, this undulating enclave has plenty of green spaces too, offering gorgeous views across the city from high points such as One Tree Hill and Blythe Hill.

"With a diverse community, good transport links, parks and open spaces and many independent businesses – Honor Oak has plenty of hidden (and not so hidden) gems!"

Stephen Shillito, Graphic Designer

Area Highlights

Turkish restaurant Hattush offers belly dancing and live music on Saturday nights, and the Brockley Jack pub 10 minutes’ walk away in Crofton Park, has its very own fridge theatre.

Escape city life with a walk through the ancient wood at One Tree Hill, fly a kite and admire the views across London at the top of Blythe Hill, or exhaust the children at Honor Oak Park recreation ground, which sits right in the middle of a cemetery.

Babur is widely regarded as one of London’s finest Indian restaurants – you can’t miss the huge fibreglass tiger standing guard above its doorway. And for shoppers, Jumping Bean is a lovely little boutique packed with interior design inspiration.

You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to great primary schools. Stillness Infants and Fairlawn are both rated Outstanding by Ofsted. And there are a plethora of popular ‘Good’ options in the area too.

Regular trains will whisk you to London Bridge in less than 15 minutes, Shoreditch in under 25, and you can go from the station platform to your desk at Canary Wharf in 20 minutes.