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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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.

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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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A great location to rent for me and my dog

Verified Resident
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Review Date Jun 2021

I love the location of my flat because it is next to Lewisham station that is well connected to central london and everywhere and also to Lewisham market.

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Personally speaking, communal facilities are at very good state if not excellent and i love my block is dog friendly.
My flat is modern and everything was in good order and at great condition.
Despite my flat is on the side of the train station, noise levels are not high when windows are open. And not existent when they are closed.

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I have not experienced anything negative since the day i moved in that i wish i had known beforehand

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

I have experienced no issues with the way building management handled anything i had to report.

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5
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5
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4
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4
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Cosy vibe, Cleverly built, Considerate management

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Verified Resident
Review Date May 2021

I’ve been living now in Lewisham for a couple of months and I can say it has exceeding expectations.
Lewisham shopping Centre has pretty much everything you need and the large Tesco opposite the flat is super ideal. The local bars near the DLR station are very accommodating and make amazing pizza. Plus the transport links means you can effortlessly scoot to London bridge in 11 mins, Blackheath in 2 mins on the national rail, and Greenwhich in 5 mins on the DLR. Finally I originally thought the location would be to noisy, but the triple glazed windows have solved that issue.

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The layout out of our flat is great and the perfect size for the two of us, plus the building designers have cleverly thought of using large windows to introduce light into every room. The fittings and furniture are stylish in both our flat and in the reception area creating a cosy feel to the building. The property is managed fabulously, where any issues such as repairs, deliveries and queries are resolved via email or text with the concierge team.

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That the flat comes with a fold up bike and there is a communal roof terrace we can use.

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

The ability to let visiting guests use the lift without coming down to meet them. Also being able to recycle food waste separately from household rubbish.

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5
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5
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5
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5
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WOW full marks – thank you so much – we really appreciate the feedback. We hope you continue to enjoy living in Fizzy Lewisham

Fizzy Lewisham

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Review Date May 2021

I moved in at Christmas. It was really easy and convenient. The building is right next to a train station and a large super market and there is very little noise.

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The interior is really nice with plenty of kitchen cupboards and a nice modern bathroom. Rooms are specious and the large windows means that it feels airy and light. The building management is really helpful and it’s a nice place to live for people looking for somewhere quiet that is well connected.

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When I moved in, I used the key fob to open the main door and move my stuff through that. I have since discovered that many people open the double fire doors instead which are much bigger and nearer to where you can park. This would have made it easier if I had known I could open these.

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It’s really quiet and private. I like that I don’t feel overlooked and that there is no noise in the evenings.

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We are delighted to hear your move in was smooth and easy! Thank you for your full mark review!

Location very convenient with few points to improve on

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Review Date Apr 2021

Location is very good and convenient as it is close to the train station. However, it’s a bit noisy because of the trains. I hope the property developer would consider making the property sound proof. Our property comes with a car and cycle parking as well. However, i do hope the cycle parking will improve the security as there are cycles that were broken when parked there.

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With the annual increase in rent, i do hope it would include the maintenance fee (i.e. painting of walls due to wear and tear, etc.). Design of the property is excellent. Property management is also good as they are able to assist us whenever we encounter problems in our flat (e.g. leakage in sink).

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Noise of the trains

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

Noise and the size of the smallest bedroom as I do think the smallest bedroom can be adjusted to make it bigger the same size as the middle sized bedroom (i live in a 3-br flat).

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Thank you for your review.
We’re pleased to hear that overall you are happy living in your home. We appreciate your feedback.
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