Peckham Rye Park is epic all year round, this park has many secret bits to explore: Japanese gardens, a public bowls club and the turtles that live on the sides of the pond.
South London highlights
Peckham: the Bussey Building and Franks are probably the first places people will recommend you go for a good night out. Franks is only open in the summer, whilst the Bussey parties all through the year. Worth coming here to check out Rye Wax and Feastival food market during the daytime. If you want to hang at an authentic local boozer, head to The Gowlett.
Brixton: take a wander around the fantastic little restaurants and bars hidden inside Brixton Village, grab a burger from the original Honest Burger, cake from Sponge & Cream and then head to Stansfield Rd to see the house where David Bowie was born.
Brockwell: the perfect sunny Sunday spot for lazing around, either in the park or by the pool after a leisurely brunch at the Lido Cafe.
The South Bank: take a long walk here, starting at Borough Market and stopping off along the way at Shakespeare's Globe, Tate Modern, Dandelyan, National Theatre, British Film Institute, Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Things to watch out for in South London
Its areas aren't that showy: so you have to hunt for the good places. Use this guide to help you.
Some transport options aren't great: it's so much better now the Overland runs from North/East London to the South now, but if that line isn't running, you may have to catch a few different tube lines or buses. Areas like New Cross can be pretty hard to get to, and Brixton can feel like a long way away if the Victoria line is down. Make sure you check out your route in advance.