We love it because... There's a community feel in the Telegraph Hill area with The Hill Station community cafe and the Telegraph Hill Playclub in the lower park. The cafe was set up by the people of Telegraph Hill and sells a good range of snacks and drinks, all super cheap compared to the local cafes in neighbouring Nunhead and East Dulwich. Give the cafe a call before you head off to check that they're open, as they have special opening hours over the summer. What's more, the Playclub in the lower park offers various drop-in play and craft activities, as well as organised singing and story time, all run by lovely dedicated volunteers. There's also a small Farmers' market in the lower park on a Saturday.
Top tips... Make sure you explore both the upper and lower parks on Kitto Road at the top of Telegraph Hill. The upper park is great for a picnic spot, with panoramic views across London. The lower park doesn't have the view but it's where the fun's to be had! There are a couple of different playgrounds, separated out for older and younger kids, as well as the community playclub.
Lottie aged 3 says... I love having a picnic at Telegraph Hill park at the weekend with Mummy & Daddy. We sit at the top of the hill and play eye spy across London and then I get to have an ice cream at the cafe.
When to go... The parks are great for a picnic spot on a sunny day. However, if you're looking for wet weather entertainment, head to the lower park playgroup for daily drop-in play and craft activities.