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Herne Hill

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Herne Hill
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Borough:Lambeth & Southwark
County:Greater London
Region:Greater London
Nation:England
Other
Ceremonial County:Greater London
Traditional County:Surrey
Postal County:London

Herne Hill is a neighbourhood in the London Borough of Lambeth and the London Borough of Southwark in Greater London and road of the same name, formerly known as "Heron's Hill".

Herne Hill is home to Brockwell Park which houses the magnificent Brockwell Lido, an open air swimming pool that boasts many attractions such as hair braiding, body painting and yoga classes during the summer. Brockwell Park also hosts the annual Lambeth Country Fair and was the site of London's Gay Pride festival for several years in the 1990s.

Situated in a park off Burbage Road, Herne Hill velodrome, built in 1891, is the only remaining cycle racing track in London, and hosted the track cycling events in the 1948 Olympic Games. Unlike most modern, steeply-banked velodromes, it is a shallow concrete bowl.

Closest transport links are the Herne Hill and Tulse Hill Thameslink stations and the Brixton tube station.

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Herne Hill is also a suburb of Geelong, Australia as well as Perth, Australia.

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