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.

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Fizzy se13 living

Review Date Mar 2021

There are a lot of shops and restaurants in this area including a shopping centre with lovely owners, friendly bin collectors and no traffic disruptions

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The building management is absolutely amazing nothing bad to say about it always there when you need them, there is always someone to talk to you and your problem is always solved. The design of the building is so beautiful that is what drew me closer to moving there in the first place .

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I wished i knew beautiful the view was and how lovely the area is before I came, I would’ve moved in sooner .

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They are always on top of my problem within minutes, noting bad to say about it to be honest.

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Loving Our Lockdown Life!

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Review Date Mar 2021

Living in Lewisham is great. Despite us moving into our lovely new Fizzy abode during lockdown we have enjoyed the area immensely. The local area has great amenities a short distance walk and whilst there are only a few bars and restaurants living so close to places like Greenwich and Blackfriars more than makes up for this.

Transport links are also spot on; with DLR and overground running multiple services regularly – is an ideal location .

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The building and surrounding area is ideally situated and the development is modern, clean and well proportioned.

We actually ended up having a live virtual tour as couldn’t be there due to COVID but the tour was excellent and seeing the flat was even better than expected.

A shout out to the BOBs too they manage the properties very well indeed and always respond quickly to any issues should they arise.

All in all an absolute pleasure to be a tenant with Fizzy, couldn’t recommend highly enough .

All mod cons and everything works the way you expect – one particular aspect we enjoy is the sound proofing on windows and doors as city life can sometimes be loud at times.

We’ve lived in similar places before but this development is easily the best one yet and we intend to stay for a long while yet.

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The Fizzy app is very good for community groups and gives a good flavour of what others do and think about the area, so perhaps letting respective tenants down kind of similar access could be of benefit .

What is the best feature of your home:

Best feature is how modern and fresh the flat is. All mod cons too makes it very nice place to spend time in.
Location too is a definite plus point.

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Hi Adam! Thank you so much for this excellent review! We are delighted that you are enjoying living with us in Fizzy Lewisham and hope you continue to enjoy Fizzy and the area!

Great place to live

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Review Date Mar 2021

Great proximity to the city. Great transport links, whether it’s the train, bus or DLR. And that Fizzy is dog friendly!

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Nice layout of the apartment. There is more than enough living space for two people and a dog. All the facilities within the apartment are modern and well designed. It also fairly easy to receive packages whilst at work because of the storage lockers in the lobby.

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One thing which I wish I had known prior to moving in would be to know if there was bike storage space.

What is the best feature of your home:

The best feature of living at fizzy Lewisham is that it is pet friendly.

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Thank you for your review! We do have a limited amount bike storage in the building but sadly not a great deal!

Lovely flat and good location

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Review Date Mar 2021

Lewisham is a great place to live. Transport links are excellent with the DLR and mainline station directly next to the flats. There’s a lot of development nearby so it’s a little noisy at the moment.

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We really love the development and flat, The Lewisham Bobs are both extremely helpful and always happy to help if we have any issues or questions. Our flat has lovely views and a long balcony which our dog loves! There is a nice little park next to the flats which is great when it’s open. The roof terrace is another great space to go especially if it’s sunny. Overall a lovely place to live.

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I would have liked to have been told of any potential developments that could affect our enjoyment of the flat.

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

I wouldn’t change anything about the flat itself. It would be good if the park was open more often.

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Thanks very much for your review – and of course thank you for that cute photo!

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