Surrey Docks Farm
Surrey Docks Farm
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A local community Farm, right on the Thames Path in Rotherhithe, across the river from Canary Wharf. Much more than just a Farm, with loads to see and do for all ages. The Farm is open 7 days a week, but on-site Piccalilli Cafe closes on Mondays.
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  • UrsaMinorDwarf
    Nottingham, United Kingdom428 contributions
    A peaceful oasis with a view over Canary Wharf
    As a lone adult with a couple of hours to kill in Rotherhithe, this place provided an oasis of nature and peace in this bustling city. The farm is quaint, the history is interesting and the refreshments first class. Cherry & pistachio cake - wow!
    Traveled solo
    Written June 19, 2022
  • Ferenc M
    United Kingdom992 contributions
    What a fantastic place and a great cafe too....
    First time I had been here since the 1970's and my wife's first visit and we just loved it. You get to see and touch the animals, sheep, goats and even pigs(but watch out for their teeth). If you love animals this is a must do visit. The staff are so friendly and helpful. A wonderful community asset as some people grow vegetables too. It is a proper farm too and you can buy their sausages! A lovely cafe is right outside and you can sit and have a really good coffee by the river on the outside seats. the food is absolutely delicious, great sandwiches and cakes. Again, lovely Italian lady runs it and she has nice deli section too. It's on the Thames Path as well so you can walk to Greenwich or Tower Bridge if you like. 100% we will be back It is free, but a donation would be nice....but no pressure if you cant afford it
    Written June 10, 2021
  • EilaGoss
    63 contributions
    A nice little city farm to take youngsters to.
    I was passing along the Thames path so dropped in. Run bt volunteers. Friendly and a variety of farm animals to look at together with some plant growing too. Obviously a bit damp and muddy in February. Nice place to while away a bit of time and for children to meet the animals. Shame cafe wasn't open.
    Traveled solo
    Written March 3, 2020
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Bermondsey_7
London, UK123 contributions
Jul 2011 • Friends
Surrey Docks City Farm is a small working farm on the banks of the Thames right opposite Canary Wharf. Close to Rotherhithe Hilton or YHA the farm has a farm-yard where you can get close up to lovely chickens, goats and sheep. There are also donkeys, ducks, cows pigs, turkeys and bees!
There's a cafe or you can eat your own food along the river wall.
Lots of animals, lots to see, helpful and friendly volunteers.
It's free to get in, but they ask for £3 donations from adult visitors. Give more if you can, the charity and volunteers struggle to make ends meet.
Written July 27, 2011
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vikingCopenhagen
copenhagen16 contributions
Jun 2015 • Solo
Came to see the pigs but was most saddened to see the conditions in which they were living. Concrete enclosures with nothing to stimulate them. No acces to soil, grass etc. One pig had no hut and had to lie in a stable door on straw. Acces to Water seemed limited. Anyone with the most basic understanding and knowledge of pigs and their requirements should be appalled. It looked like an industrial Commercial pigstable. A sad and disappointing experience
Written July 12, 2015
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LezJoh
London, UK136 contributions
Jun 2015
Surrey Docks Farm is a working city farm in the heart near the centre of London. Its just under 9,000 sq metres on the south bank of the River Thames at Rotherhithe where there is the Brunel Museum.

The farm provides opportunities for local people to learn about farming and food production, and to be actively involved in the work of the farm. There is a fully functional classroom used by schools from across London.

Animals reared on the farm include a herd of goats, sheep, cattle, pigs, ducks, geese, chickens, and donkeys. They also keep bees. There is an orchard, herb garden, and vegetable plots. A working blacksmith is evidence by the artefacts around.

Fresh food and produce are on sale to the public all visitors. The rustic cafe sells home made snacks. For Sunday lunch you can get a whole or half roast chicken with roast veg and homemade lemon aid. It's a real experience to go down there, especially if you have kids. The Thames Clipper stops at the nearby Greenland Docks Pier (Greenland not Greenwhich), confusingly also sometimes called the Surrey Quays Pier.
Written September 21, 2015
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Ester
Bologna, Italy44 contributions
Nov 2018
I liked a lot the location, the atmosphere and the food. You can feel in the countryside! I didn't appreciate the space for the animals..too much small.
Written October 31, 2019
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qwenli
Singapore, Singapore51 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
We had a good time at the farm for about slightly more than a hour. It wasnt as big as I imagined it would be. My little boy bought a 1 pound bag of feed for the sheeps and we had a good time when the eager animals lick the oat feed off our palms. As expected, there were only a handful of visitors on a quiet Monday morning. Be sure to look out for a beautiful black cat in the shop call Watson. After the visit, we went to a bus syop nearby and hop on a bus to Surrey Shopping mall near the Canada Waters tube station.
Written June 17, 2018
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shunderi
London, UK10 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
Food is fresh, organic and tasty. Adds charm and character to Rotherhithe.
The fry up breakfast or make your own breaky is particularly great, as they serve it all day.
The kids get to feed the animals but you have to buy the food pellets to ensure they conform with organic standards.
Also listed as a charity as they get a lot of disadvantaged children involved in projects on animal care to growing your own fruit n veg, so please donate what you can! There is a collection can just opposite the cafe or by the entrance door. Entry is free however.
Written January 7, 2017
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syesue
22 contributions
Dec 2015 • Family
Lovely little place went with my two young children and acquaintance, kids loved feeding animals and can get right up close to them as well
. Lovely morning spent there
Written November 24, 2016
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djneal
London, UK119 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
The nearest station is Canada Water or Rotherhithe station and then take the C10 bus which stops outside?
Kids love it they have a lovely cafe and lots to do for the young ones.
If you are at Canary Wharf you can get the boat across to the Hilton Hotel and it is only a short walk from there.
I have the trip advisor app and the travel information of how to get there is incorrect.
Written July 26, 2016
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Halina NS
Sussex, uk116 contributions
Feb 2016 • Friends
Came here on a cycle ride and was pleasantly surprised! Right on the banks of the river Thames, not only will you find mad goats, a duck pond, a calf and pigs but a friendly little cafe that make great bacon sandwiches and coffee😀
Written February 11, 2016
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Tariq
Doha, Qatar87 contributions
Dec 2015 • Family
This place is a must visit for any family with kids, the place is wonderful and peaceful with a lot of activities for family and kids, food is also available, the staff are nice, i fully recommend it.
Written February 1, 2016
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