Hotels near Lewisham

The Borough of Lewisham is an area in Southeast London encompassing Deptford, Lewisham, Honor Oak and Southend. It’s home to quirky museums, landmarks, cultural spots and great independents.
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Where is Lewisham in London?

Lewisham centre is in Southeast London, just six miles south of Charring Cross. You can take Thameslink, Southeastern or DLR trains to Lewisham station to get there from Central London in no time.
This well-connected part of London is a great place to stay for a more relaxed neighbourhood pace away from the hustle and bustle. You can also enjoy easy access to popular parts of South London and the Southbank. Waterloo station is just 30 minutes away by train and 23 minutes from London Bridge.

What is Lewisham known for?

Lewisham is the birthplace of a few famous faces, including Gary Oldman, Alexander McQueen and Sid Vicious. It's also home to Rivoli Ballroom, a cinema-turned-ballroom and unique events space from the 1950s. Not to mention a Hilly Fields Stone Circle, made from ancient stones around 350-million years old! Lewisham also boasts Europe's largest police station, and is famous as the location of the Battle of Lewisham in 1977.

Things to do in Lewisham

Wondering what there is to do in Lewisham? Whether you're visiting friends or you've found a Lewisham hotel for your trip to London, there are plenty of unique things to do in the area.

1. Horniman Museum and Gardens

The Horniman Museum and Gardens is in an area called Forest Hill. The museum opened in 1901 and is home to an eclectic collection spanning anthropology, natural history and even musical instruments. It's famous for its vast collection of taxidermy animals and magical butterfly house, where colourful butterflies free-fly around as you walk through. Visit permanent and special exhibitions with the whole family – there's something to pique every interest here.

2. Brockley Market

If you're in Lewisham on a Saturday, head to Brockley Market to shop for fresh local produce and baked goods. This award-winning weekly food market supports local producers and traders, so it's a great place to grab ingredients or a bite to eat. Whether you get breakfast, brunch or lunch at Brockley Market, the range of stalls is sure to include something you fancy.

3. Beckenham Place Park

Beckenham Place Park is the most extensive green space in Lewisham, a perfect place to explore and enjoy some fresh air in London. 90 hectares of beautiful parkland means there's space to escape the crowds here. Swim in the lake on summer days, visit the BMX and skatepark or head to the children's playground year-round.
The mansion house is now home to artist studios and a well-being centre and hosts special events and markets. Beckenham Place Park is also home to the Homestead Café, where visitors can enjoy pizza, pastries, hot and cold drinks, cold beers and ice cream. The Mansion Café & Bar is in the basement of the mansion house, perfect for brunch or lunch.

4. Goldsmith's Centre for Contemporary Art

Goldsmith's CCA is a free contemporary art gallery in New Cross. Find this unique gallery in a Grade II-listed former-Victorian bathhouse on the Goldsmith's campus of the University of London. Head to this free gallery to discover the collection and see works by international artists, projects and residencies alongside talks, performances, films and other events.

5. Deptford Market Yard

Make your way to Deptford and visit Deptford Market Yard beneath the arches of Deptford station. The market is home to diverse independent shops, restaurants and cafés. Grab lunch or cocktails and browse the market – a perfect way to spend a couple of hours in Lewisham.

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