Brockwell Park is a 50.8 hectare (125.53 acres) park located between Brixton, Herne Hill and Tulse Hill, bordered by Brixton Water Lane, Norwood Road, Tulse Hill (Road), and Dulwich Road in South London.Add Brockwell Park Walled Garden and other attractions to your London trip itinerary using our London trip planner.
The park commands views of the skyline of the city and Central London. At the top of the hill within the park stands Brockwell Hall.
The Brockwell Lido, a Grade II listed art deco building near the top of the park, is an open-air swimming pool popular with swimmers and bathers. Its attached café/restaurant is also popular. Other amenities in Brockwell Park include tennis courts, a bowling green, a BMX track and a miniature railway.
The park is home to the Lambeth Country Show, which usually takes place in July. An annual fireworks display also takes place around November 5. There are two festivals held in Brockwell Park in the summer. Found Festival and sunfall festival.
Brockwell Park is open from 7.30am to 15 minutes before sunset every day.
The Grade II* listed Brockwell Hall was built between 1811-1813 when the area was part of Surrey and was the country seat of glass merchant John Blades Esq. The land and house were acquired by the London County Council (LCC) in March 1891 and opened to the public on 2 June in the following summer, led by the local MP Thomas Lynn Bristowe. At the unveiling, Bristowe died of a heart attack on the steps of the hall.
Brockwell Park Walled Garden Reviews
It's quintessentially English with vegetable plots, wild flowers and even a herb garden in its midst. A portly, retired Jamaican, wearing a huge colourful beany attends to the thirsty plants almost... more »
The walled garden is tucked away in Brockwell Park and is a stunning garden full of shrubs and flowers. Well worth a visit if you are nearby! more »
Great for a run, walk, or cycle. The cafe is a lovely stop, however my favourite place is the walled gardens: a brilliant arrangement of plants and flowers make for a very nice smelling place to visit when you are there. The kids playground is excellent as well, a good few hours can be spent here without getting bored.
What's not to love? Huge open space which still has room for a paddling pool, lido, duck ponds, cafe, basketball and tennis courts, cricket pitch, children's playground, one o'clock club and bike track. Even on the hottest day you'll find a quiet space.
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