Do you know any much-used playgrounds in SE1? I know lots of lovely playgrounds, but nobody seems to go. We go in the late afternoon, on weekends or Holidays, but the picture is no different during daytime... There is a tiny playground in St Georges Road that we deem our private one because in three years ours were always the only kids on there. Little Dorrit playground has usually about 2 kids. Even the big one in the park by the Imperial War Museum often has 5 kids even on weekends, but could take 50 or more.
The only not-so-lonely-days seem to be those very few 25 degrees and sunshine ones. It would be lovely to meet other local kids without organizing playdates.
The biggest disaster is the St. Mary's Churchyard at the Elephant and Castle. It got remodelled by some swanky architectural firm and it's totally user unfriendly, no one lower than seven or eight can get up on the contraptions, it's full of concrete and ugly stone mounds...whoever designed it didnt have any children. The Archbishop's Park is super.