If its not enough that the South East London borough has the Horiman Museum it also is home to some of the capitals finest independent shops and cafes.
Canvas & Cream is not only a fantastic eatery but also is home to art in the C&C gallery, I'd be quite happy to get the train just to come here to be honest.
THE only haberdashery shop that also feels like something out of Bagpuss, Stag & Bow. This treasure trove of threads, fabric and pins also has art, gifts by local designers and runs courses. If you have a sewing machine or knitting needles you would be mad not to visit.
Archie Parker - I didn't visit today because I was too full from early but I did pop into Sugar Mountain. This sweet treat of a place is 80's heaven I had no idea it was there until today! Ice cream sitting in a booth with an E.T. and Back to the Future posters what more could you ask for? oh yes a Metal Mickey annual to hand!
SE23 has a heck of a lot to offer, if you haven't taken a look then go! especially if you're on the orange line (you know the overground).