New Cross Area Guide
New Cross snapshot
Arty and alternative, New Cross is south east London’s answer to Shoreditch. The area's profile began to rise when Princess Beatrice chose to study at the town’s Goldsmiths, University of London, and what followed was the gentlest form of gentrification that has allowed New Cross to keep all its grungy glamour.
New Cross: where?
Covering the SE14 postcode and bordered by Deptford, Peckham and Nunhead, New Cross is located just four miles from Charing Cross. It’s also a short distance from the more genteel pace of Blackheath and Greenwich.
The BIG 3:
- Two mainline train stations at New Cross and New Cross Gate, taking just five minutes to London Bridge
- Services to Norwood and Brighton, via Croydon
- Additional London Overground services from both stations
- Excellent road connections, with direct access to the A2 and A20
New Cross is most famed for Goldsmiths, University of London, although there’s a brilliant choice of primary and secondary schools too. There’s a ‘find-a-school’ facility on every one of our online property listings, where you can filter schools by age, type and Ofsted rating.
The youthful student vibe infuses the whole of New Cross with creativity and culture. Try photography and yoga classes at Lewisham Arthouse; watch foreign language films, arthouse cinema and classic movies at Deptford Film Club and catch a play at The London Theatre. The New Cross Free Film Festival is an annual hit, with indoor and outdoor screenings across SE14.
Food & Drink
Our Lewisham staff recommend:
- The London Particular, for its inventive menu
- The Rose Pub & Kitchen, for casual gastropub dining
- The New Cross House, for great pizzas
- The Royal Albert, for live music and billiards
- The Venue, for late-night drinking and dancing across seven bar areas
- The Fat Walrus, for its American-influenced grill
New Cross property
New Cross's property hallmark is the grand Victorian brick-built terrace. Although many of these period properties have been divided into flats, there is a trend to restore them back to family homes. The Telegraph Hill and St Johns conservation areas remain popular with young professionals who choose to upgrade within the area.
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