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Welcome to Yoruba Heritage Trails

The first of its kind in the UK, our interactive walking trails help people explore the rich history and heritage of the Yorubas in Southwark borough.

Expect a wonderful experience and captivating stories, brought with a dose of Yoruba flair. From the exceptional everyday people and events of Yoruba origins to restaurants serving the best Yoruba cuisine, you’re in for a treat!

Experience the Beauty of the Yoruba Heritage Trails Project

Showcasing Yoruba history and culture through an interactive wall mural, raising public awareness.

Unveiling the often unseen and under-recognised presence of the Yoruba community within Southwark borough.

Establishing an online archive that captures and documents the experiences of the Yoruba community in Southwark.

Yoruba Heritage Trails

Yoruba Heritage Trails

This food trail gives people a chance to taste and experience the rich traditional cuisine of Yoruba culture in Peckham (Little Lagos).

This walking trail showcases the brilliance, impact and monumental contributions of everyday people and events of Yoruba origins that have a connection to Southwark.

Yoruba Heritage Mural


The Yoruba heritage mural serves as a visual representation of the community’s history and culture. The mural portrays various aspects of Yoruba tradition, including our art, fashion, food, and more. 

Cultural Hotspots

Cultural Hotspots

While strolling down the streets of Elephant and Castle, it’s impossible not to appreciate the area’s fascinating history and how it has evolved into the vibrant community that it is today.

Peckham has undergone significant changes over the past few years, with new developments attracting a diverse mix of people. The area now has a lively community with a rich mix of cultures.

The area is renowned for its stunning views of the iconic London skyline and the City of London from the riverfront. It’s a perfect spot for leisurely walks, admiring the landscape, and spending time with friends and family.

Bermondsey is a destination with plenty of attractions to offer. The charming cobbled road is lined with a mix of boutiques, art galleries, and eateries, making it the heart of the community.

Camberwell is a beautiful neighbourhood filled with diverse communities. The name Camberwell is believed to come from “cumberwell” or “comberwell,” Old English words that mean “British well.”

The history of Old Kent Road stretches back more than 2,000 years. Its origins can be traced back to an ancient route once used to connect London to the Roman settlements in the southeast. 


Browse the latest collections and items from our Yoruba Heritage online store


Browse the latest collections and items from our Yoruba Heritage online store

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