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A bit rough around the edges, but with some great homes for the bold.
Studio / 1 BR
54% Complete
2 Bedrooms
67% Complete
3 Bedrooms
99% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Singles


What's around
  • 216 Shops
  • 5 Fitness options
  • 141 Restaurants
  • 25 Grocery stores/markets
  • 13 Banks
  • 34 Nightlife options




Lewisham has a high violent crime rate and a high property crime rate for London.


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Lewisham has a reputation as a dangerous place to live and is definitely grimier than surrounding neighborhoods. Nonetheless, investment and new development is gradually (and we mean gradually) gentrificating the area and people are moving in who are willing to sacrifice some safety and amenities for the bigger properties they can afford here. 

There are gorgeous apartments and homes throughout Lewisham and you'll have a wide selection to choose from, ranging from relatively pricey to very affordable. New developments have been popping up all over town and provide plenty of family-sized housing. Flats here tend to be inside converted homes, though there are some apartment complexes.

You'll find quite a few different restaurants in Lewisham, as well as bakeries and cafes that have found repeat customers in the local population. The pub scene isn’t as vibrant as other neighborhoods but there are favorites like the Fox & Firkin.

The area is well connected to the rest of the city and this is one reason it's been growing.

Lewisham is bordered on the north by Greenwich, on the east by Blackheath, on the south by Hither Green and Ladywell, and on the west by Brockley.


The City: 6.1 miles / 30-65 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit
Canary Wharf: 6.5 miles / 25-60 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike
Southwark: 5.3 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 25-30 minutes by transit / 30-35 minutes by bike
Westminster: 6.9 miles / 35-75 minutes by car / 40-45 minutes by transit
Shoreditch: 7.8 miles / 40-80 minutes by car / 40-50 minutes by transit

Lewisham London Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Lewisham LOCAL schools

Brindishe Green School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
Brindishe Manor School
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Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
Morden Mount Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
St Margaret's Lee CofE Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Voluntary Aided
St Mary's Lewisham Church of England Primary School
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Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Voluntary Aided


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