08 Oct

15 Things You Need to Do in South London

Here at Hitchcock & King, we’re proud of our London origins and the endless options there are of things to do here. Fancy a historic cave tour in the morning, followed by a 52m climb in the afternoon? No problem; South London is home to an eclectic mix of village-like areas, each with something new to offer. If you’re looking for something a little different, read on for our top picks of the 15 best things to do in South London.

Experience a rugby match at Twickenham Stadium

Grab some mates and some drinks, and enjoy an action-packed game with fans from around the world at the home of England Rugby.

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That winning feeling 🤗

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Enjoy a stroll in Richmond Park

Moving slightly east on the map, this green space is a breath of fresh air within the city, home to hundreds of deer.


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Biking through my favorite park in my new favorite place>

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Go wild at Chessington World of Adventures

Established over 30 years ago, this well-loved theme park boasts a zoo, SEALIFE Centre, Go Ape, and of course thrilling rides.


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It’s just over a week until Howl’o’ween begins 🥰 Splashdown on Tiger Rock in the dark, anyone?! #chessington #halloween

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Chill out at Clapham Common

A hive of activity, this is a popular spot for locals enjoying sporting facilities, playgrounds, a skate park and a bandstand hosting open-air concerts in the summer.


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#claphamcommonbandstand #bandstand #musicinthepark #claphamcommon #londonparks #bluesky #wintersun #streakyclouds

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Go to market

If you fancy a wander around the market for a bite to eat or some artisan-crafted goodies, you’re spoilt for choice in South London – try Greenwich Market, Bermondsey Street Market, or Borough Market.


Watch an Ashford Town FC match

Though not technically located in South London, we couldn’t leave this one out – why not go and support the Tangerines as they battle to make their way up the table?


Take a tour of Chislehurst Caves

Guided tours are offered year-round of these reportedly haunted caves, situated thirty metres below the woodlands.


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We went cave exploring today! 😊👌 #exploringengland #adventure #spookystuff #eurotrippin2014

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Take in the beauty of Kew Gardens

There is plenty to explore at this UNESCO World Heritage site such as exhibitions, talks, courses and more, all amongst world-renowned botanical gardens.


Enjoy strawberries and cream at Wimbledon

Tickets for the world’s oldest tennis tournament are like gold dust, but worth the money for such a prestigious experience.


Relax and refuel at Boxpark Croydon

Boxpark boasts pretty much every cuisine imaginable under one roof, as well as a 2000-capacity events space hosting music events, movie screenings, art exhibitions and more.


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It’s the #BankHoliday weekend, get stuck in! 🍦 . 📸: @sweetbean_uk

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 See your favourite artist at O2 Academy Brixton

Established 1983, this leading music venue has welcomed an impressive list of iconic performers through its doors.


Go Up at the O2

Harness yourself in and climb London’s superstar attraction, Up at the O2, enjoying panoramic views of London from 52 metres in the air.


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The sun is creeping back! Soon we’ll be basking in it on the roof! ☀️ Who’s joining us?

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 See an all-star cast at the Old Vic

This independent, not-for-profit theatre is home to drama, dance, cinema and much more, attracting countless iconic performers over the years.


Support small at Peckham Levels

Housed in a former car park, this multi-storey space champions independent businesses and creative enterprises. On its public floors you can enjoy exhibitions and events by local creatives, as well as tasty street food.

Dance the night away at Cocktail Embassy

This Crystal Palace bar has two floors – start your weekend with a relaxed drink in the cosy lounge bar, and continue through the night in the downstairs Party Area, open until 3am Fridays and Saturdays!

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