Herne Hill

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Herne Hill is the district of south-east London that lies just north of Dulwich. The name is said to have come from the herons that once frequented the local river.

By the 18th century it was a popular country residence for wealthy families and so there were several elegant town houses in the district. The railway reached Herne Hill in the 1860s and the area was soon transformed with sprawling residential suburbs. The houses catered mainly towards the working classes and as a result the district lost its fashionable status.

Today, Herne Hill offers rural tranquility yet remains very close to the buzz of Brixton and Streatham. Boasting a huge park with tennis courts, playgrounds, and plenty of space but still only 10 minutes from the City via Thameslink.

Herne Hill offers some of the best value properties within Zone 2 with the bonus of the diversity of facilities from neighbouring Clapham, Dulwich and Brixton.

It is also beginning to develop its own nightlife in the form of some excellent restaurants.