West Norwood is a largely residential area of South London within the London Borough of Lambeth, located 5.4 miles (8.7 km) south south-east of Charing Cross. The centre of West Norwood sits in a bowl surrounded by hillsides on its east, west and south sides. From many places in the area, distant views can be seen, including glimpses of the City, Canary Wharf, Crystal Palace, Dulwich and the ridge at Leigham Court Road.
The area of West Norwood has seen regeneration in recent years and now features a range of independent shops, bars and restaurants along Knights Hill, as well as Norwood Road. The West Norwood Feast, a monthly community market running across several areas of West Norwood, has been active since 2011. Featuring music, stalls and community events, the feast has been hugely popular in the local area.
A new facility, West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre opened in 2014. This is located on Devane Way, and offers leisure facilities including a full sized swimming pool, gym, dance studio, community space as well as health resources, both GP and dental.
West Norwood forms part of the Dulwich and West Norwood constituency whose current member of Parliament is Tessa Jowell MP.
West Norwood includes some or all of three Wards of the London Borough of Lambeth - Gipsy Hill, Knights Hill and Thurlow Park. Each of these wards is represented on Lambeth Council by three councillors.