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The Co-operative Childcare

21 Frazier St, Lambeth, London SE1 7BD, UK – 0800 954 0669

Nice nursery in Lower Marsh. Our two chikdren are well taken care of and they have lits of fun. Professional staff and clean facility.

Magic Roundabout Nursery Ltd

35 Sutherland Square, London SE17 3EE, UK – 020 7277 3643

Very very nice

Trinity Childcare Within Holy Trinity Church & Vicarage

Bryan Rd, London SE16 5HF, UK – 020 7231 5842

I went here as a toddler. Amazing. Defiantly recommend

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Vauxhall City Farm

165 Tyers St, Lambeth, London SE11 5HS, UK – 020 7582 4204

It was such a great discovery when we found this farm in the outskirts of central London! It's tiny, but there is a good variety of friendly animals who look well looked after and quite eager to greet visitors. If feeding them, make sure you only use seeds provided by the farm. It must be so good for children of the local area to have a farm at walking distance - otherwise they may never have got the chance to see a farm animal in real life! Definitely worth a visit.

Lovely little farm. Not big but it's free and the little ones will love it. Most animals can be petted and fed. Little food pellets can be bought in handfuls from a little dispenser on site. The dispenser takes twenty pence pieces. It's twenty pence for a few kid sized handfuls so be sure to come with a good few 20p pieces,as the little ones and bigger children will enjoy feeding the animals. All proceeds go toward upkeep of farm.


KEMP HOUSE, 153 City Rd, Hoxton, London EC1V 2NX, UK – 020 7971 7737


20-22 Wenlock Rd, Hoxton, London N1 7GU, UK – 0333 433 0544

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Barbican Centre

Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS, UK – 020 7638 4141

One of London’s quirkier venues, a bizarre architectural project that realistically should not work but does, few places are quite like this. A mix of shows, theatre, exhibitions, cinema and quirky stores. Sit back and soak up this 60s architectural vibe, with its prominence of red tones, from lighting to floor. Sit inside and chill, or step outside and watch the water feature. Fancy something different pop into the garden area inside one of the building, see the plants and visit the terrapins. Great exhibition space, lovely teams of people, extraordinary exclusive film performances, especially of movies that have gone off the grid.

Great venue for a concert or event. The architecture of the building is also unique and interesting. The cafe/restaurant is enjoyable on a warm day when you can sit out. The building is free to the public and you can use it to study etc. Not worth visiting as a tourist site on its own but if something is on here it will be a great opportunity to visit a historic building.


1 Rivington Pl, London EC2A 3BA, UK – 020 7729 9616

The 5 Stars say it all.

Brady Arts & Community Centre

New Town, 5HU, 192-196 Hanbury St, Mile End, London E1 5HU, UK – 020 7364 7900

I have been to several events at this centre over the years, albeit only on the ground floor. There are many regular activities taking place in this centre, which I am not familiar with. As you enter, there is a small lobby with manned reception where you can get various information leaflets etc, then you go through to a pleasant large lobby, which has tables and chairs and often exhibitions on the walls. Off this lobby is access to all the other parts, including stairs and a lift to the rest of the building. There's an auditorium with a floor level performance space featuring black stage curtains, good lighting rig and sound system and steep banked seating. There are two spacious halls towards the back which have a movable division. There is a very peaceful courtyard garden to the side. A spacious kitchen with serving counter opens out onto the hall. The venue serves its purpose well. Local parking is very difficult and it is not easy to drive there if you are an unfamiliar visitor. There is a small amount of space in front of the building for bicycles. Minus points are for the problem with how hot the auditorium gets and the steps into the garden. I am not aware of it being wheelchair accessible. Also, the toilet facilities are not quite ample. There's a disabled toilet but I'm not sure a wheelchair would fit in easily.

A good community centre with so much going on. Has it's own theatre, huge hall & conference room & cafe. If you are looking for rehearsal place or similar, this place is well worth looking into....easy access to West End etc., All info at reception or via website.

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The Gibson Hall - Wedding, Conference & Banquet Venue

13 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 3BA, UK – 020 7334 3982

We hired Gibson hall for our company summer party. We wanted an external venue, close to the office with an outside area and Gibson hall ticked all these boxes. The venue is really grand and lends itself to various layouts and guest numbers. The whole event was really well received by staff. The food was of really good quality and the dessert station is a must have at any event. The weather meant we spent most of the time in the garden area, but as daylight faded and the drinks took effect we found ourselves hitting the dance floor in the main hall. Valeria was great at making sure our needs were met and on the night Jose and Siead were fabulous, making sure that everything was running smoothly and that guests were happy. We will definitely be looking at Gibson hall for 2019.

Great customer service from the wedding coordination team (in particular Valeria) who was highly accommodating on the phone, generous with her time and tireless in answering my many questions. I was offered ample advice and detailed information by email. Unfortunately I didn’t get to book Gibson as my wedding guest list grew by 50, and reached over their capacity, however the main hall of the venue is breathtaking! I thoroughly enjoyed the tour with Val and put at ease (never pressured) when making one of the biggest decisions of my biggest day! Thanks guys

Barnsbury Community Centre

12 Jays St, Barnsbury Estate, London N1 0FE, UK – 020 7033 4605

This is a well located, wonderful community centre in the heart of Barnsbury. It is excellently run, the team are extremely helpful and friendly. Inexpensive and great for events, I attended a spring dinner here. The hall can hold around 100 people, has a kitchen and there is another small room that was used for the buffet. Great for kids parties, dinners and meetings

The staff were helpful even though the dates were unavailable for my event, The customer service was good overall

Southwark Cathedral Venue Hire

Montague Close, London, Greater London SE1 9DA, London SE1 9DA, UK – 020 7367 6722

I've been to a couple of conferences here and I would recommend this venue unit, right in the heart of London. The organiser said it is affordable and for me it was very well connected, as I live away from the area and being right next to London Bridge station it has transport all over the shop to the South East and other parts of the UK. When I was there the food was good, well presented and tasty. The conferences were nicely placed next to the Cathedral so we could have tranquility while, we made our important business decisions that affected our future. If I was organising my own conference, i'd come back.

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