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Uniquely Located


Loughborough Junction’s central location makes it a superb point to go pretty much anywhere in London, the train station offers trains to central London, 2 stops to the South Bank, St Pauls, Farringdon and beyond to St Albans. The other way offers direct trains to Streatham, East Croydon and Wimbledon. Within ten minutes walk you can be in Brixton, Camberwell or Herne Hill.

If you want to travel by bike you can be in the city within 20 minutes or if you are feeling energetic Crystal Palace is worth a trip for some super views across London. Within 30 minutes you can be cycling around Regents Park.

Here are some of my favorite destinations.

1) The South Bank. Two train stops to Blackfriars puts you within an easy walk of the Tate Modern, the Globe Theatre, St Pauls and the Museum of London and of course the South Bank itself. By the way I can highly recommend the Haddock & chips at the Tate Modern cafe. (amongst the best!)

2) On Friday or Saturday morning the 35 bus to London Bridge gets you to Borough Market for a gastronomic feast for the eyes and senses. It’s also worth a visit to Southwark Cathedral which dates back to the Domesday Book, and is now the resting place of the American Indian Mahomet Weyonomon who died of smallpox in 1735 whilst petitioning King George II and seek justice for his tribe in America.

3) Dulwich Woods – located just behind the golf course in Dulwich – google maps is the largest single part of the ancient Great North Wood still extant. If you want to get some peace and quite, fresh air and absolutely no idea that you are in London, then pay these woods a visit. I haven’t been for ages however it is always a great place to explore. It will be beautiful now before it gets too muddy.

Where do you like to go? Please add a comment to let us know.

Author: loughboroughjunction

The Loughborough Junction Forum is a grassroots organisation set up by local people to provide all members of the community with a way to improve the Loughborough Junction area. It is intended that it provides eyes, ears and a collective voice for the community. All participants are invited to provide accounts of what they see happening within the area and to share their concerns and ideas with the forum so that they can be collated and channelled to the relevant authorities.

5 thoughts on “Uniquely Located

  1. Personally I like to take the P4 to Dulwich Village then take an afternoon stroll back down Herne Hill Road.

  2. (the P4 bus that is)

  3. Looking for some local social events? Gay Camberwell is having its Launch Month in November – Launch Party on the 19th (with Loughborough Junction’s own Stella Duffy as one of the special guests), a gay film season, Pink November, at the Sun and Doves, a theatre night, two club nights, and a closing party. Do come along and enjoy some local socialising. http://www.gaycamberwell.com for all the details.

  4. The Horniman Museum is great place to go, both with and without children. The museum itself is full of all sorts of weird and wonderful things, from Egyptian mummies to voodoo masks to an aquarium with jellyfish like delicate parachutes to stuffed animals and all kinds of specimens in jars to a collection of musical instruments including sound samples and things everyone can ping or bang. Outside the extensive gardens are beautiful, full of flowers when flowers are in season, and with a wonderful view over a great swathe of London. Here and there you will come across a sculpture or one of the specially commissioned sundials and if you or your companions are keen on farm animals there’s also a small menagerie of goats, turkey, rabbits, etc. Oh and the café is OK too.
    Well worth a visit and highly recommended as a cheap and inexhaustible destination for birthday outings with groups of primary-aged children. And – of course – it’s on the P4 bus route.

  5. I like the science museum – the 345 bus takes me virtually door to door!

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