A locals' guide to SE8
"New Cross is as arty and cultural as Shoreditch and Soho, but with a strong South London identity..."Chris Venter
"There's such a buzz around Goldsmiths University..12 minutes to Charing Cross, easy road connections to Essex and property that provides excellent value..."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
Where do SE8 locals go?
The Pear Tree @ Greenland Place
The food, atmosphere and service are great! The prices are good too.
Submitted by Tze-May
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.
Submitted by Dominic
Tai Won Mein
The craziest Chinese serving the BIGGEST plates of food one has ever seen!
Submitted by Tom
Peyton and Byrne
Delicious cakes, good quality coffee and freshly baked bread to take away - all in welcoming surroundings with trendy décor.
Submitted by Marta
The Greenwich Vintage Market
Some great unusual finds here and it's open every day of the week!
Submitted by Vicci
This pub in New Cross has a great beer garden and serves a great Sunday roast.
Submitted by Alex
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.
Submitted by Maria
The Old Fire Station
Definitely a place to check out! The food is Mexican and you can always find an array of weird and wonderful cocktails.
Submitted by Giles
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.
Submitted by Paul
Not only the venue for the Greenwich office Xmas jumper photo, you can get up close to the clipper and visit the museum of her history. Also
Submitted by Martha
A busy market with delicious food stalls and unusual gifts. Something for everyone!
Submitted by Vicci
Paul Rhodes Bakery
Delicious baked goods, friendly staff, yummy hot drinks and you can the watch the world go by at the Royal Navel College opposite.
Submitted by Lucy
Greenwich Foot Tunnel
One of the last remaining historic parts of Canary Wharf, the tunnels were built under the Thames to connect Greenwich and London Docklands.
Submitted by Giles
Why do you find SE8 a great place to live?
"I love Deptford because it is near to Greenwich and not far from Surrey Quays, and affordable unlike the 2 places mentioned."
"It feels safe, people have lived here for years so it's a nice community! With local businesses and nice spots to walk to, with great green areas."
What do you like about SE8?
Did you know?
"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."
Child-friendly activities near SE8
Kleine Piraten German Baby & Toddler GroupRachel 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
Breastfeeding SupportWaldron 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
Mala Cherga Theatre Contemporary dance Classes for 3-8 year oldsSt Mark's Church Centre
Mala CHERGA Theatre (Little Carriage Theatre) is a dance, movement and physical theatre company that incorporates different art forms and collaborates with artists from different disciplines to create work which inspires, evokes, stirs and creates sense of wonder. The company is concerned with combining different art forms and practices to communicate ideas and experiences on many different levels whilst challenging our imagination, accepted norms and/or existing forms of theatre. Website
Lewisham ArthouseLewisham 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
Mother and Baby PilatesGreenwich Pilates Studio
Pilates classes in Greenwich for all levels. Specialists in Pre & Postnatal Pilates. Mother and Baby Classes held three days a week. Pilates classes in Greenwich for all levels. Website
NCT Greenwich Bumps & BabiesThe Plumtree Cafe
Come along and meet some local mums at our weekly Thursday Meet-Up. Its a great way to make new friends and knowledge share a host is normally available to greet you on arrival so please feel free to join us. Website
Skip Hop Create! 4-5 yearsGreenwich Dance
Greenwich Dance offers creative dance classes for babies, toddlers and pre-school children on Friday afternoons at The Borough Hall. Each Skip Hop Create class is specially tailored to the age group with an emphasis on play and creativity, providing an inspiring and social environment for young children to grow. Website
SE8 is the postcode district in South East London incorporating the areas of Deptford, Evelyn and is covered by the Lewisham, Greenwich and Southwark local authorities.
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