Ideas for Getting Outdoors in South London

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Did you know you can camp outside within the city limits of London?

Now you do. Lewin Chalkley of the bicycle shop/cafe, Look Mum No Hands!, gives us the inside word of what you can do south of the Thames River.

  • Established in the 1930s, The Ivy House is cherished by the surrounding community for being the first co-operatively owned pub in London. That means they can serve whatever the bloody hell they want from any local brewer. Take your pint of Truman’s, Five Points or Fourpure ale outside and enjoy the freedom with the friendly locals.
  • Brockwell Park is a wonderful natural reserve that offers great view of the London skyline. Rent a bike and take it for a spin around their bike track. Take the kids and let them run wild in the adventure park or they can feed the ducks. During the summer months, the public pool offers relief.

  • Only a ten-minute walk from the train station, Dulwich Woods will have thinking you've left the city and magically transported to the English countryside. Here's where you can pitch a tent for the night and dream of the Crowleys inviting you into Downton Abbey.

  • Brixton Market has quickly become a symbol of the revitalization of South London. Local artists, shop owners and chefs have made the historic area the place to find international eats and one-of-a-kind finds. Chalkley enjoys Chinese noodles and dumplings at Mama Lan

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