Lewisham is a pleasant borough in London, thanks to its cheap rents and independent cafes. There are a number of important landmarks and attractions to visit in Lewisham. Here are some of the more noteworthy points of attraction in Lewisham and where you can find them:
Brockley Market in Lewisham Way
Brockley Market is an award-winning street food and farmers’ market, which attracts visitors from the entire city. Expect indulgent treat and organic fruit side-by-side here. You can also find legendary street food joints like Mother Flipper and Van Dough, which are known for their mouth-watering pizzas and burgers.
Mountsfield Park in Catford
Although there are a number of beautiful parks here, Mountsfield Park has an incredibly family-friendly space, which boasts of amazing views. The Stainton Tea Rooms – a brilliant café where you can enjoy good food, drinks, and homemade ice-cream – is also located inside the park.
You can also visit One Tree Hill and Hilly Fields, which are equally beautiful.
The Café of Good Hope in Hither Green
This café is home to an amazing selection of hearty soups and drinks, which explains its widespread popularity among the locals. The profits made by the coffee shop are donated to the Jimmy Mizen Foundation, set up to honor a 16-year-old boy who had been murdered back in 2008. You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, which is located near the train station, Goldsmith’s Café at Lewisham Way, and El’s Kitchen at Ladywell Road are great choices as well.
Horniman Museum in Forest Hill
With beautiful gardens, this museum is a prominent attraction in Lewisham and is ideal for people looking to dodge the hordes of tourists at the National History Museum. There’s a wonderful exhibition of various musical instruments that is sure to satisfy music lovers. There’s also a small aquarium, where the entry ticket is a mere £2.
The Villa Moura in Blackheath
This restaurant embodies Mediterranean hospitality in every sense of the word. With rich Portuguese-inspired indoors, it provides a homely service that is simply outstanding. Grab a seat, order some ‘Green Wine’ and enjoy the best seafood of your life.
You can also visit the Everest Inn at New Cross Road, the Darjeeling at Lee High Road, and the Bengal Brasserie at Springbank Road if you’d like to sample other top-notch restaurants.
Babur in Crofton Park
If you’re looking for a delicious takeaway place, you can’t go wrong with Babur – a neat Indian restaurant that has a takeaway branch near Crofton Park. They are famous for their extraordinary dishes throughout the borough. You can also have their treats delivered home.
Uncle Wrinkle and Nouvelle Spice at New Cross Road are great alternatives as well.
The Dacre Arms in Lee
Hidden away in Lee’s residential backstreets, the Dacre Arms is where you go if you’d like a friendly and cozy pub with a wide variety of satisfying guest ales. It also has a beautiful beer garden attached to it where you can spend your Sunday afternoons in absolute bliss.
You can also hit the Jam Circus at Brockley Road and Blythe Hill Tavern at Stanstead Road, which is equally good pubs.
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