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New Cross

Fantastic commuter connections on the doorstep of Goldsmiths University

"New Cross is as arty and cultural as Shoreditch and Soho, but with a strong South London identity..."

Chris Venter

"Hop on a train from New Cross Gate Station direct to Shoreditch and stations close to the City and Canary Wharf."

Divyesh Bhanderi

"The views from Nunhead Station is spectacular on a clear day - you can see all the way to Canary Wharf."

Chris Venter

What is your favourite place?

Where do New Cross locals go?

Brockley Market

Award-winning, bustling market selling seasonal produce and delicious street food.

The Gantry

This delightful restaurant and bar is cosy inside during the winter, yet there's an amazing garden for the summer months.

Masthouse Terrace Pier River Bus

An alternative commute into town or just a pure pleasure cruise, experience a reliable service with an onboard bar and coffee shop.

The Greenwich Vintage Market

Some great unusual finds here and it's open every day of the week!

The Point

One of the most secluded spots with amazing views over London. Not a tourist in sight and the perfect place for a picnic too.

Tai Won Mein

The craziest Chinese serving the BIGGEST plates of food one has ever seen!

Peyton and Byrne

Delicious cakes, good quality coffee and freshly baked bread to take away - all in welcoming surroundings with trendy décor.

The Pier Fish & Chips

Traditional fish and chips in Greenwich!

Papa Charlie

Mediterranean food in the heart of Greenwich along bustling Greenwich Church Street. A wide and varied menu of dishes and cuisines and a great place for all the family.


Hardys sweet shop in the centre of Greenwich is just like Willy Wonka's!!

The Gipsy Moth

An after work pint after a tough day in The Wharf? The Gypsy Moth pub is a favourite mooring. With riverside vistas and historical importance, Greenwich is best enjoyed with a pint of Meantime.

Greenwich Market

A busy market with delicious food stalls and unusual gifts. Something for everyone!

Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle

Amazing food and service. The best Italian food in Greenwich.

Cutty Sark

Tourists flock from all over the world to see the Cutty Sark. You can get up close to the clipper and visit the museum of her history.

Heap's Sausages

Head here for the best breakfast in Greenwich! A great local family-run business...

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"At 201 Deptford High Street, Peter Hahn, a baker was caught with his invisible ink letter writing equipment after one of his spy letters was intercepted. This in turn lead the police to capture a German spy called Muller. British Intelligence continued supplying information through this route whilst invoicing the Germans for the pleasure."

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Child-friendly activities near New Cross

The Nature Bug

Telegraph Hill Centre
The Nature Bug sessions are classroom based but there are regular opportunities each half term for some practical outdoor field work and some wildlife visits! Class sizes are restricted so that each child has the opportunity to participate fully in the sessions and can be given individual attention by the session leader. Website

New Mum New You

All Saints Community Centre
A 12-week programme combining post-natal exercise with nutrition tips for mum and baby​. Website

French for children

Telegraph Hill Centre
A leading provider of French language learning, for children, through extra-curricular language classes as well as supplying language resources to primary schools across the United Kingdom, Ireland and overseas. Website

Lewisham Arthouse

Lewisham Arthouse
Taught by Alison Day and exerienced tutor and art practitioner This ten week course in fine art practices introduces young people to 2D drawing and painting skills. Sessions include use of pencil/charcoal, chalks, watercolour, collage, looking at well-known art movements and artists, particularly focusing on contemporary exhibitions. Participants must provide own basic sketch book/pape and practitioner. Participants must provide paper/sketchbook and basic drawing equipment. Website

Breastfeeding Support

Waldron Health Centre
Come along to the breastfeeding cafe for a friendly welcome and refreshments as well as support and information to help you breastfeed your baby. Website

Kleine Piraten German Baby & Toddler Group

Rachel McMillan Nursery School & Children's Centre
We are a playgroup for children from German families. We now exist for over 4 years. We play, sing, read - of course all in German. Parents can meet with other German-speaking families in the area over tea or coffee. Registration is not required and participation is free. Timings : Monday 15:00 - 16:30. Usually also open during half term. Website

Little Kickers

Haberdashers' Aske's Sports Grounds
Little Kicks classes will be enjoyed most by children who are 18 months to 2½ years of age, with the aid of a parent/carer. However, children can productively play up to two and half years of age in this class. Confident children aged two years to two and a half years may join Junior Kickers immediately New members will be charged a one off membership fee of £20.00. Your membership fee gives you a FREE Little Kickers football uniform and priority re-enrolment. 1½ - 2yrs 3mths: Saturdays 8.30 am - 9.15 am 2 - 3½ yrs: Saturdays 8.30-9.15, 9.30-10.15, 10.30-11.15 3½ - 5 yrs: Saturdays 9.30-10.15, 11.30-12.15 5-7 years: Saturdays 9.30-10.20, 12.30-13.20 Website
  1. About New Cross

    New Cross is a district and ward of South London in the London Borough of Lewisham. It is situated 4 miles south-east of Charing Cross. The ward covered by London post town and the SE14 postcode district. New Cross is near St Johns, Telegraph Hill, Nunhead, Peckham, Brockley, Deptford and Greenwich. New Cross is home to Goldsmiths, University of London, Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College and Addey and Stanhope School. New Cross Gate, on the west of New Cross, is named after the New Cross tollgate, established in 1718 by the New Cross Turnpike Trust. It is the location of New Cross Gate station. New Cross Gate corresponds to the manor and district formerly known as Hatcham.

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