Lewisham

Lewisham lies just a few miles south-east of Central London. A borough given a little more than just a fresh coat of paint in recent years. In fact, this area has seen plenty in the way of renovation. Including, a transformation of the town centre and a brand-new riverside park. As such, it moved at lightning-speed into the ‘up-and-comer’ category a couple of years back. Then, in the blink of an eye, it became highly sought-after, courtesy of its affordable homes and fantastic transport links. Read on to discover developments that are rated the best places to live in Lewisham. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in Lewisham.

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Excellent

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Very Good

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Average

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Best places to live in Lewisham

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

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Cutting-edge bars and eateries

It might come as a surprise, but Lewisham embodies the sort of hipster cool more readily associated with places like Shoreditch and Hackney. The vibrant high streets are full of independent cafés, brunch pop-ups, and pocket-sized restaurants serving the A to Z of cuisines. After dark, there are lively pubs with on-stage happenings every weekend, plus a good clutch of nightclubs. One of the area’s most popular night-time haunts is Model Market, a street food fiesta that kicks off around 5pm on Fridays and Saturdays and goes on until late. Lip-smacking, around-the-world flavours here include succulent Argentinian meats, fiery Jamaican jerk chicken and thin and crispy Neapolitan pizzas.

New flats in Lewisham

Lewisham’s shopping scene

Lewisham’s daytime markets are just as good, and include Lewisham Farmers’ Market, Brockley Market, and Lewisham Open Market. Fresh flowers? Charcuterie? Pillow-soft donuts? All here. And if you’re more into high street brands, there’s a shopping mall in the middle of town packed with household names like M&S, Next and H&M.

Lewisham skyline at night

Lewisham residents

Lewisham’s residents are spirited and diverse. Artsy types are flocking to the Deptford district. Families favour the roomy period homes in the Ladywell area, where’s there’s also a good supply of picnic and playing space thanks to Ladywell and Hilly Fields. Young professionals, meanwhile, love Lewisham Gateway – a regenerated neighbourhood of contemporary apartments, right by Lewisham DLR Station (direct links to London Bridge, Canary Wharf and Bank). All great places to rent in Lewisham. There’s also a number of students in the area, living in converted Victorian and Edwardian flats. Thanks to Goldsmiths, University of London in New Cross, there’s real demand here for accommodation for pupils – something worth remembering for those looking to invest.

Verdicts from HomeViews reviewers…
“Area is a Mecca for families and young couples given it’s good value and zone 3 location. Good cafes and small local shops around, though a little more limited in number compared to other areas. Zone 3 location with regular services to London Central stations.”

“If you’re a foodie, don’t miss Model Market, a night-time street food extravaganza. It’s also really easy to reach the renowned Greenwich Park from Lewisham. Wander the flower and herb gardens, stop for tea and cake at the Pavilion Café, and soak up the scenery from one of London’s best viewpoints.”

“Artsy, fun-loving Deptford (is) a south-east pocket of London packed with restaurants, bars and galleries. It’s close to historical Greenwich and foodie-haven Bermondsey, and has great transport links for getting further afield.”

You can find out more about living in the area by reading reviews from residents. Click on the developments below to find out more about residents’ experiences and also, to discover the best places to live and rent in Lewisham. Moreover, If there’s a property that you can’t see on HomeViews,  you can add a new listing and leave your review here.

Reviews in Lewisham

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Perfect choice

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jan 2021

The area is great, we have a huge Tesco 4 minutes away, a big shopping centre nearby and the station next door that communicate with the centre within 20 minutes also we are in the “nicer” are in Lewisham as lewisham is known to be a bit rough however we are very happy.

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The building is incredibly well located, the rooftop is a big plus and the commune areas are always clean and tidy.

I love the fact that pets are allowed and cross path with doggos on the way in or out.

The building is looking very cool from the outside and love to tell people they’re the ones right next to the station

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

The construction site noise and view are a bit too much sometimes

What is the best feature of your home:

The simple yet modern layout of the flat. And the fact we can use it as blank canvas

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5
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5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Love Fizzy!

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jan 2021

Love the area! Everything is close by and during a pandemic we have still been able to enjoy our area. Going for walks to Greenwich for example

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The buildings are lovely, they look amazing from the outside and whenever I tell people I have moved near the station they always say the really cool brown buildings. So the design is great. Facilities are amazing, we love the roof top so much and everything is maintained and kept at a great standard of cleanliness.

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The construction site has been a pain but obviously no one could have predicted the effects on the tenants.

What is the best feature of your home:

The modern layout of the apartment has allowed us to really make it our home and it’s warm and quiet. Also the fact it is pet friendly in London is incredible.

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5
Location
4
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5
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Modern & Close to Everything.

Review Date Jan 2021

I like this area because it is close to everything I need; particularly the station !

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Plush, modern, with very good soundproofing, and reasonable security.

This property is close to everything you need: shops; gyms; two train stations (Lewisham Mainline; & Lewisham DLR).

The development provides easy access to the centre of London, and the Wharf.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

How loud the trains are.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

More ornate lift decorations, and better directions for delivery drivers/couriers.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Fusion apartments

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jan 2021

It is very close to new cross and Greenwich.

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The design of the development is great, it is contemporary and in keeping with its railway setting. The facilities on site such as the coffee shop are excellent and we are close to large food shops. The building is very well maintained and the concierge is brilliant.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

We cannot think of anything we wish we had known beforehand.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

More cycle storage on site would be an added bonus and built in microwaves would be good

5
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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