New Cross

New Cross

With a thriving creative community and great access to central London, west London and the city’s financial heart, New Cross offers a lot more than an easy commute.

  • Nightlife
  • Students
  • Transport Links
  • 27.9k

    Population Density

  • £1,428

    Rental Price (Avg.)

Average detached price£1,484,000
Average semi-detached price£1,160,857
Average terraced price£797,371
Average flat price£391,329
Average rental price£1,428
Travel zone2
Transport links
Surrounding neighbourhoods


Telegraph Hill, Deptford and Brockley have their own sense of community, but New Cross is right at the centre of it all. This bustling neighbourhood is starting to get a lot of recognition from buyers often priced out of other, increasingly unaffordable central London locations. Residents are a well-rounded mix of young professionals, families and students at Goldsmiths University, whose famous graduates include Damien Hirst, Linton Kwesi Johnson, John Cale and Princess Beatrice of York.

There is solid infrastructure to accommodate families - and an equally appealing choice of schools, universities and colleges. Telegraph Hill offers free admission to Haberdashers', and families tend to run at the opportunity of buying a home there. Period conversions allow first-time buyers to buy one- and two-bedroom properties - while several are also available for a facelift at relatively affordable prices. The sense of history here is paired with a buzzing energy from the numerous bars, clubs and restaurants while new infrastructure and regeneration continue to benefit the area.

Venture beyond the lively hangouts around New Cross Gate station and you'll discover an abundance of creative corners, parks and hidden gems.

New Cross - Overview

Interesting Facts

  • The Royal Naval School opened in 1843. The Goldsmiths' Company's Technical and Recreative Institute took over the building in 1891, eventually evolving into the arts-oriented college now known as Goldsmiths, University of London.
  • New Cross put itself on the indie rock map in the early noughties, when several pubs hosted live music performances by unsigned artists. Art Brut and Block Party were some of the famous bands that emerged from the area.
New Cross - Overview


Living in New Cross has many benefits, including the transport links to the financial hub of Canary Wharf from the nearby Deptford Bridge DLR. London Bridge is one stop away from New Cross and New Cross Gate stations - just a few of the numerous options in and out of London. The area doesn't have a shopping centre but offers a large Sainsburys supermarket and an Iceland located on New Cross Road.

Formerly known as the New Cross People's Library, New Cross Learning is a community-run space offering a library service, a bookshop, and a wide range of learning activities. It's the perfect place to connect with locals and learn more about the neighrbourhood and its people.


Things to do

An abundance of music pubs creates a vibrant atmosphere in New Cross. Telegraph Hill Market, held every Saturday from 10 am-3 pm, is the place to go for organic bread, fresh fish, fruit and veg - and lovely hot food made by locals.

Fordham Park, which sits between Deptford Green Secondary School and Childeric Primary School, is a top location for families and fitness fans alike. Telegraph Hill Park, on either side of Kitto Road, between Brockley and New Cross, offers a choice of prime picnic spots and panoramic vistas. Additional facilities such as tennis courts, a basketball court and a children's playground can also be found in the park.

New Cross - Attractions


Featuring one, two and three-bedroom apartments, Bond House is among the developments that have helped bring new life and diversity to the area. The flats are located between New Cross Gate and New Cross station, an ideal location for those commuting to work.

The Pomeroy consists of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, adding 65 new homes in total.

The proposed Bakerloo line extension, which will run from Elephant and Castle, will further increase commuting options for people in the years to come.

New Cross - Development


Education in the area

New Cross has eight primary schools - Kings Kids Christian School is the only independent one. Rated as "outstanding" by Ofsted, Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham Temple Grove Free School is often parents' first choice.

There are three secondary schools in New Cross: Hatcham College, which is split into a site for years 7-9 on Jerningham Road, and a site for years 10-13 on Pepys Road. The school provides a good variety of subjects and promotes values such as self-discipline and mutual respect.


Places of worship

Various places to worship can be found within short distance, such as New Cross Road Baptist Church, St James Parish, as well as St Catherine's Church atop Telegraph Hill, where Rev Sheridan James has been in charge for the past nine years. The Lewisham Bengali Mosque and Baraka Mosque are inviting spaces for worshippers who practice Islam.

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