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Brockley is a district within the South London Borough of Lewisham, with Nunhead to the west and Ladywell to the east. It was a rural hamlet for most of its history, developing gradually in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Brockley was indeed known for its market gardens, evidence of this in the form of some older fruit trees still to be found. A canal helped the development of Brockley early in the 19th century, soon filled in and replaced by a railway which was instrumental in the evolution of the district: it helped the well-to-do move into and commute from large villas constructed for them, Lilly Langtree one famous resident in the last quarter of that century. As the railways continued to improve these wealthy people moved further out, and the area became more industrial and went down-market, bombing in WWII leaving space for the building of flats that accelerated that process. After WWII Brockley saw much immigration from the Caribbean, those new residents and the artistic and student arrivals drawn by nearby Goldsmiths and the symbolic significance of the Rivoli Ballroom making it a lively and creative place in the 1970s as it to an extent remains. Since the 1990s the draw of solid Victorian housing and green spaces like Hilly Fields, and the easy commute that led to Brockley’s earlier metamorphosis has sparked the gentrification of some of the area, with the consequent flowering of new cafes, bars and delis.

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Raymont Hall (0.41 miles)

Raymont Hall

Located on leafy Wickham Road, Raymont Hall is a period residence set in Brockley, a pleasant residential area just 15 minutes from Central London by train or overground and a short walk from the main ... More | visit website

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113 Pepys Road (0.77 miles)

113 Pepys Road

This semi-detached Victorian family house is situated on a hill and overlooks Telegraph Hill Park, the first landscaped park of its kind in South East London with 100 year-old oaks. The house is very welcoming, ... More | visit website

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Loring Hall (1.03 miles)

Loring Hall

Loring Hall offers accommodation less than twenty minutes from the West End of London by train. Goldsmiths is the perfect base from which to visit London.

Close to maritime Greenwich, the Oval cricket ground and Canary ... More | visit website

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Glenthurston Holiday Apartments (1.35 miles)

Glenthurston Holiday Apartments
Glenthurston is a family run business, established in April 1998. We pride ourselves on giving families a real home from home experience that is greatly appreciated when holidaying with children.

Our apartments are well equipped ... More | visit website
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Wishing Well Inn (1.54 miles)

Wishing Well Inn

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deally located only 8 minutes by train from London Bridge, this inn offers high quality accommodation combined with the atmosphere of a good quality, traditional and popular English pub.
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Peckham Lodge (1.90 miles)

Peckham Lodge

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Established in 1849, the Peckham Lodge is a majestic building full of character and original features, occupying a central and strategic location on a main road into Central London. ... More


Ibis London Greenwich (1.95 miles)

Ibis London Greenwich
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The Ibis London Greenwich Hotel Is Located In The Greenwich City Center, Close To The Maritime Museum, Observatory 3 Minutes , Greenwich Market And Cutty ... More
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Devonport House Hotel (1.99 miles)

Devonport House Hotel

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Steeped in naval history, this remarkably beautiful building is situated on the prestigious World Heritage site at Greenwich. Devonport House is impeccable in its grandeur and offers accommodation that is ... More

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Clarendon Hotel (2.16 miles)

Clarendon Hotel

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Superbly situated overlooking Blackheath and Greenwich Park, this hotel is ideal for Greenwich, the O2 Arena, Excel exhibition centre in Docklands and Kent. The Clarendon Hotel overlooks historic Blackheath, a true gem ... More

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Church Street Hotel (2.45 miles)

Church Street Hotel
In an area not known for its choice of hotels, let alone stylish ones, comes the Church Street Hotel, a welcome new addition to the South London hotel scene. If your idea is to get ... More | visit website

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