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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Top Rated Developments in Lewisham

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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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Convenient and friendly

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2020

Lewisham is a vibrant and multicultural part of London. It has excellent transport links to Central London, and a wide range of shops from Iceland to M&S.

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Fizzy Lewisham is a well-built, well-designed building which is home to a friendly community and welcomes pets.
It’s great to have dedicated on-site property management staff to help with anything from building issues to flagging repairs. Tenants also get regular updates on any developments that might affect them, such as nearby construction works (which are ongoing as of October 2020 and may last a few months).
There is also a dedicated app through which tenants can create forums, contact the Fizzy team and write reviews for a chance to get a month’s free rent.
Unlike some other developments it doesn’t feature a gym but it has a rooftop garden.

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Soundproofing is excellent, but it’s still possible to hear the (very) occasional crying baby or barking dog.

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

The building management team has been prompt in flagging issues to tenants and what they are doing to solve them.

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Convenient living

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Review Date Oct 2020

Excellent transport links
Range of local amenities minutes away

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Great facilities including roof top garden. Pet friendly building.
Easily accessible on site managenent team of friendly BOBs
(Off site during COVID but regular communication with residents through email and Fizzy App, scheduled days on site and always reachable within hours)

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Construction ongoing behind Fizzy as part of lewisham gateway development

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

Prompt response whether they were raised via App or email

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Hassle free lifestyle

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Review Date Oct 2020

Fantastic location close to Lewisham high street and shopping centre. Great transport connections into Central London and only a 10 minute walk to the nearby greenery of Blackheath and Greenwich.

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A modern purpose built development with high quality fittings. The building is well serviced with the communal areas regularly cleaned and two friendly managers on hand to help with maintenance, repairs, and queries. It’s an easy stress free place to live.

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There are building works opposite the flat that can be quite noisy at times.

What is the best feature of your home:

Transport links into central London and building management.

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5
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Thanks so much for taking the time to review your home 🙂

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Review Date Oct 2020

The area has great transport links to central London and a real community vibe. Lots of local good valur restaurants on the high street. It would be great to have a supermarket closer to thr development.

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Aesthetically the development is awesome. Very clean and well thought out. I really appreciate the wide open balcony spaces which are quite unique. Internally the finishings are great quality. The outside areas look great, although I would have preferred more green areas. I’ve no had loads of interaction with the management company but everything I’ve seen has been done well.

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Just how to work the appliances such as the intercom…. I bought as a resale.

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

Yes, when I was buying the placr, they were very easy to communicate with.

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