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Catford

South London suburbs – family homes moments from parkland

"Forest Hill's elevation ensures outstanding views towards the centre of the capital!"

Jennifer Purchase

"Everything that you need; a gym and supermarkets by the station, villages bakers, lovely pubs and beautiful parks..."

Michael Schult

"The independent shops and cafes and charming period properties make East Dulwich the perfect place to set up home."

Michael Schult

What is your favourite place?

Where do Catford locals go?

Jam Circus

A quirky pub that serves good food. It's also child friendly during the day.

Le Querce

The finest Italian restaurant I have ever been to, with a varied and fresh menu that caters for everyone from meat eaters to vegans and all in between without seeming to try! I book for anniversaries, birthdays, visits from friends - any excuse to attend the best restaurant I know of. It may not look particularly salubrious, but it is child-friendly by day and romantically candle-lit by night. I cannot recommend it highly enough!

Archibald's

An independent coffeeshop with a gorgeous sun trap of a garden that serves an amazing full brunch menu.

The Gantry

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

Brown & Green Cafe

This charming cafe sells delicious cakes and fried breakfasts. It's a great spot to visit on a lazy Sunday afternoon or after a jog around Mayow Park!

Luciano's

Such great service from this independent restaurant. The pizzas and the seafood are highly recommended!

Mayow Park

With a bowling green, play area and cricket pitches, Mayow Park is a great place to chill out at the weekend.

Brockley Market

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

The Shop Revolution Marketplace

The Shop Revolution Marketplace host lots of unique events like poetry and craft nights, with all the items they sell produced by independent designers and jewellery makers. This picture was taken at a Miss Victoria's Floral Emporium flower arranging workshop.

Horniman Museum and Gardens

A quirky, free, family-friendly museum and gardens.

Cherry & Ice

A café serving delicious ice creams and milkshakes with the friendliest staff - they're so lovely and helpful and always make me feel welcome.

Gail's

Fantastic olive bread and a great place to pick up a sneaky afternoon snack!

Buenos Aires Café

The best Argentinian steak restaurant ever, where the walls are covered in iconic photos taken by its owner. Definitely ask for an upstairs table overlooking Blackheath.

Zerodegrees

The food and wide range of beers brewed in house make this place so popular! They do scrumptious, fresh stonebaked pizzas and the views of Blackheath are great. A nice place for a drink and food.

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.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Lewisham, Forest Hill, Hither Green, Sydenham, Downham, Lee, Blackheath, Nunhead, East Dulwich and Upper Sydenham

What do you love about Catford?

Why do you find Catford a great place to live?

Paul Hames

"It's up and coming, emerging scenes, great transport links, Central London in 22 mins. A place with a garden and so much more bang for your buck, don't tell North or East London."

January 2014

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"In 1848 at the Priory Ground, Algernon Road, a cricket match held - a team of one legged men against a team of one armed men!"

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  1. About Catford

    Catford is a district of South East London, within the London Borough of Lewisham. It is located south west of Lewisham. It is also 6.3 miles (10.1 km) south-east of Charing Cross. Catford's most prominent landmark is the Catford Cat, a giant fibreglass sculpture of a black cat above the entrance to the Catford Centre. This is a small shopping centre, housing supermarkets as well as some independent shops in the punningly-named Catford Mews. There is a street market on Catford Broadway. Catford has several pubs and a variety of non-chain restaurants and cafes. Catford is served by two rail stations. Catford station, with services to Kentish Town (London Victoria on Sundays) and Sevenoaks via Swanley. Also Catford Bridge station with services to London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street and Hayes.

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