As long term residents of Forest Hill, we have a few favourite spots, take a look and see if we've missed any!
The Horniman Museum
Okay, this isn’t exactly Forest Hill’s biggest secret, but the Horniman’s uniqueness still deserves a mention. Perhaps the most efficient use of 16 acres around, cleverly housing many attractions including the animal walk, Victorian conservatory, aquarium, butterfly house, bandstand and a pretty impressive taxidermy collection, including one of the chubbiest walruses you are ever likely to see to name but a few. A personal favourite is the Horniman Museum prints and Horniman Museum cards stocked in the museum shop.
Albion Millennium Green
A slightly more hidden gem is Albion Millennium Green, adjacent to the fastest walking route from Forest Hill to Sydenham - alongside the railway. It’s a lovely quiet spot nestled away with the passing trains adding to the ambience rather than disturbing it.
Smallprint & ABC Studio
SmallPrint is a fab kids bookshop situated next to Forest Hill’s soft play space - ABC Studio. For a fantastic choice of kids books that delight adults as much as their main target audience, SmallPrint is the place to go. Don’t just take our word for it, take a look yourself.
Forest Hill is well endowed with good pubs, the Signal being a favourite. Baby friendly, dog friendly and a great menu that’s regularly updated. It’s a great weekday lunch spot and they do a fab Bloody Mary! Take a look at the Signal's Twitter feed for regular updates on menus and events.
Bunka is Forest Hill’s favourite gift-shop. A one-stop destination where you’re guaranteed to find something for anyone. They’ve fitted an enormous amount of handily curated items into the space; the kid’s section is particularly good, with lunch bags and toys galore. They also one of our oldest stockists, selling plenty of our city cards and art prints!
No visit to Forest Hill would be complete without a pootle down one of its best-kept secrets - Havelock Walk. Try and time your visit with one of the Havelock Open Studio weekends, usually in May and December. Keep up to date via the Havelock Walk Twitter feed and pickup your very own copy of our Havelock Walk print!