Lewisham is a busy area that has encountered multiple changes in recent years - with new developments bringing great leisure facilities and businesses such as Asda into town. The local shopping centre is only a few minutes' walk from Lewisham station, while an excellent street market caters to people seven days a week.
The town centre has a great atmosphere and a lot of potential, with the Greater London Authority (GLA) constantly creating ways to integrate the area into one of the leading towns in south-east London. At the same time, Lewisham Council has been instrumental in developing creative, digital and cultural initiatives for residents and local businesses in collaboration with universities like Goldsmiths. As London Borough of Culture 2022, Lewisham once again renewed its commitment to creativity and sustainability.
Young professionals have started to identify Lewisham Gateway - a development with contemporary apartments, swift access to amenities and excellent transport links in and around London - as a top housing choice. The local DLR station provides a direct service to Canary Wharf - a great catch for those working in the financial industry.
Explore the different facets of a thriving neighbourhood - from the eclectic Edwardian homes to the innovative business hubs.
- The historic Lewisham Clock Tower on the high street was completed in 1900 to commemorate Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee of 1897.
- The Docklands Lights Railway extension from the Isle of Dogs opened in 1999.
- At 1,100 years old, St. Mary The Virgin church is the oldest building in Lewisham. To this day, the church and its people are held in high regard by worshippers across the borough.
- The area suffered a lot during World War II. The heavy bombing impacted the high street, and as a result, the town centre was rebuilt in the 1950s.
- Lewisham Art House is a Grade II-listed building and a public gallery showcasing various exhibitions and workshop programmes.