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
Where do Catford locals go?
A quirky pub that serves good food. It's also child friendly during the day.
Submitted by Stephen
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!
Submitted by Tina
Good Thymes Supper Club
A monthly supper club inside someone's home in Ladywell, where local people come to meet and taste some good home-cooked food. Every month there's a different theme.
Submitted by Sharon
An independent coffeeshop with a gorgeous sun trap of a garden that serves an amazing full brunch menu.
Submitted by Shirley
This delightful restaurant and bar is cosy inside during the winter, yet there's an amazing garden for the summer months.
Submitted by Sarah
The best Thai restaurant with always fresh produce, taste buds will be working overtime as each mouthful gives you more to think about. A truly unique experience!!!
Submitted by Stuart
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!
Submitted by Joe
Such great service from this independent restaurant. The pizzas and the seafood are highly recommended!
Submitted by Sophie
With a bowling green, play area and cricket pitches, Mayow Park is a great place to chill out at the weekend.
Submitted by Joe
Award-winning, bustling market selling seasonal produce and delicious street food.
Submitted by Stephen
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.
Submitted by Sarah-Jane
Horniman Museum and Gardens
A quirky, free, family-friendly museum and gardens.
Submitted by Stephen
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.
Submitted by Daisy
Telegraph Hill Park
The park with a view! Enjoy a picnic with a landscape of the most beautiful city line. #TelegraphHillPark
Submitted by Salva
Fantastic olive bread and a great place to pick up a sneaky afternoon snack!
Submitted by Sophie
Why do you find Catford a great place to live?
"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."
What do you like about Catford?
Did you know?
"All-round entertainer Spike Milligan lived in the Honor Oak Park area on Gabriel Street and Riseldine Road when he moved from India in the 1930s."
Child-friendly activities near Catford
Little Bubbles - Crofton ParkSt Hilda's Church,
LittleBubbles are exciting weekly activity classes for all children aged 12 months - 4 years old. Your child can come along and enjoy the physical fun of moving freely to funky tunes whilst expressing themselves in a warm, encouraging & happy environment! Full term: £72 Half term: £36 Full term (sibling): £36 Half term (sibling): £18 Website
Jelly Babies Baby MassageSt Hilda's Church
My classes run over 5 consecutive weeks and last around an hour. Each session begins with a relaxation for you and we then focus on a different area of baby's body. We will cover a full body massage for baby and I will demonstrate a Colic Routine. There will be time for discussion after each class and the aim is to spend some quality time bonding with your baby by using a combination of gentle moves, loving, nurturing touch and singing soothing lullabys. The classes are very relaxed and friendly and it's a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and spend some quality one to one time with your baby. Families with babies from newborn to one year are welcome but we also discuss how we can adapt the massage for the growing child, from crawler to teenager. Website
Tippee Toes MusicSt Saviours Scout Hall
This class includes action songs, musical instruments, movement props, puppets, colourful laminates, parachute play and oodles of bubbles! It is an extremely lively and interactive class which makes learning fun, whilst teaching the importance of manners, patience, and socialising positively in groups and is a great early introduction into music. Whilst this class is well structured, we are very relaxed and if your little one wants to move about, they are free to do so. All music sessions are £5.00 per child / £3.00 per sibling (Drop-in on the day, no advanced booking required) Website
Little Bubbles - Honor OakThe Honor Oak
Little Bubbles are exciting weekly activity classes for all children aged 12 months - 4 years old. Your child can come along and enjoy the physical fun of moving freely to funky tunes whilst expressing themselves in a warm, encouraging & happy environment! Full term: £72 Half term: £36 Full term (sibling): £36 Half term (sibling): £18 Website
Breastfeeding SupportBellingham Baby Cafe
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
Saturday Morning Drama for 5-7 yrsBellingham Leisure & Lifestyle Centre
Fun and creative sessions on a Saturday morning! Play drama games make friends and have fun. Weekly drop-in workshops. Parents/carers can wait or come back and collect their children at 11am. Website
J'S Dance FactoryForest Hill Methodist Centre
J's Dance Factory is a fast moving and exciting place for your child to learn to dance and grow in confidence. It is an IDTA school and offer your child the opportunity to take dance exams from as young as three which can lead up towards to teaching qualification when they turn 17. They do shows in various venues, participate in local roadshows and charity events. 9.30-10.00 Ballet (3-5 years) 10.00-10.30 Street Dance (3-5 years) 10.30-11.30 Street Dance (6-8 years) 11.30-12.30 Ballet and Tap (6+) 12.30-13.20 Street Dance (Intermediate/Advance) 13.20-14.10 Contemporary Dance (6+) Website
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.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Forest Hill
- Hither Green
- East Dulwich
- Upper Sydenham
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