Hither Green is a well kept secret among Londoners. Solidly middle-class, it has a good selection of stately older homes and new developments and is a popular choice for families because of the good schools and many local activities. It also benefits from a residential population that's dedicated to maintaining a strong community: they work on restoring local landmarks, planting trees, hosting events, and in general making this a great place to live.
If you do decide to live here, you'll have a wide variety of homes to choose from. Hither Green has late Victorian and Edwardian homes (in terraced, detached, and semi-detached forms), prewar homes, and some newer apartment buildings. Prices are quite affordable considering the amount of space you get. That affordability has made this neighborhood a draw for young families and couples.
There are a ton of shopping and dining optons around town, mostly located around the main thoroughfare of Lee High Road. And as mentioned, Hither Green does offer a lot of activities – in fact, there are generally several activities happening every day of the week, including dance classes for toddlers, a sewing club, kids’ clubs, group walks, and film nights.
The City: 6.9 miles / 35-70 minutes by car / 35 minutes by transit
Canary Wharf: 7.3 miles / 30-60 minutes by car / 35-45 minutes by transit
Southwark: 6.1 miles / 30-55 minutes by car / 30-35 minutes by transit
Westminster: 7.7 miles / 35-80 minutes by car / 40-50 minutes by transit
Shoreditch: 8.2 miles / 40-85 minutes by car / 45-60 minutes by transit
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