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.
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.