Top 5 Places to Live in Lewisham

Top 5 Places to Live in Lewisham

Lewisham in south-east London has had a long and eventful history. For example, Alfred the Great was Lord of the Manor in the late 800’s AD. More recently, the area’s reputation has developed hugely in the last few decades. It’s managed to grow in attractiveness and prestige, without its character being bulldozed by the forces of gentrification. Lewisham’s commercial area is one of the largest in south-east London. The local council has set its sights on overtaking Bromley, Croydon and Kingston as metropolitan hubs. But where are the best places to live in Lewisham?

The best way to find out is by asking the people who already live there, and we did exactly that! Every day we speak to hundreds of locals across the capital. We ask what they think not only about their area but also their specific homes. Here are the answers.

1. Deptford Foundry, SE14

4.64 (based on 44 reviews) 4.64 (44 reviews)
Area guide to Deptford
Image of Deptford Foundry, SE14

According to the latest results available, the best place to live in Lewisham is Deptford Foundry in SE14. It sits on Moulding Lane, which is an 11-minute walk to Deptford station, which gets you to London Bridge station in the centre in under 20 minutes. Anthology is due to fully complete the scheme in March 2020, by which time the development will offer more than 300 homes. They welcomed their first residents at the end of 2018.

One particular thing that residents of Deptford Foundry like about living here is the management which has been rated 4.93 out of 5. Residents Liv and Mike had the following to say about living here:

"We never thought we'd be able to buy a home in the area we've lived in for six years, but Anthology made it happen. From helping us through the help to buy process, to welcoming us into the building, it's been a really smooth process." - Liv and Mike Private Tenants

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2. Silkworks, SE13

St James
4.31 (based on 12 reviews) 4.31 (12 reviews)
Area guide to Lewisham
Silkworks, SE13

The second-highest scoring development in Lewisham is Silkworks, SE13 which is just 0.4 miles from Lewisham Station. St James developed this scheme which comprises 464 units with a mixed commercial base, underground car park, 24-hour concierge, on-site gym and a complex communal heating system. According to the residents we spoke to, one of the factors about the scheme they rated most highly was the Location, which scored an impressive 4.91 out of 5.

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3. Greenland Place, SE8

Barratt London
4.39 (based on 40 reviews) 4.39 (40 reviews)
Area guide to Deptford
Greenland Place, SE8

In third place is Greenland Place by Barratt London. It is famous for the quality of its Facilities, which scored 4.35 out of 5. This mixed-use scheme in Rotherhithe features 679 residential units including one, two and three-bedroom apartments, studios as well as three, four and five-bedroom houses across several different buildings. The development also has a business centre, a children's nursery as well as various commercial units. Surrey Quays is only a 13-minute walk away with connections to the Overground, including Liverpool Street.

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4. Renaissance, SE13

Barratt London
4.34 (based on 14 reviews) 4.34 (14 reviews)
Area guide to Lewisham
Renaissance, SE13

In fourth place for Lewisham is Renaissance which was built by Barratt London. This development particularly stood out in responses from residents as having excellent value.

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5. Fizzy Lewisham, SE13

Fizzy Living
4.31 (based on 239 reviews) 4.31 (239 reviews)
Area guide to Lewisham
Image of Fizzy Lewisham, SE13

The fifth-highest scoring development in Lewisham is Fizzy Lewisham, which is right next to Lewisham station. Fizzy Living is responsible for creating this pet-friendly scheme of one and two-bedroom flats. The design of the development is popular amongst residents, who have given it a score of 4.25 out of 5.

Read reviews and details of Fizzy Lewisham, SE13

So there we have it, the lowdown on the top 5 residential developments in Lewisham.

Prices and rents in Lewisham


The average price of a two-bedroom flat in Lewisham is £408,000, and the average rent for a 2-bed property is £1,500 per month. Since 2006, property prices in the area have increased by around 6.2 per cent per year as demand to live here has risen.