Birdie Num Nums
11 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6PP
Why not start your day with freshly made coffee and a delicious cake from Birdie Num Nums? The café has been owned by the same family for over 30 years and maintains a lovely, welcoming atmosphere through its recent refurbishment and is a great spot for families with kids. We promise you won’t find a better cup of coffee in the whole of Lewisham!
Deptford High St SE8 3PR (open Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays 9am-5:30pm)
You can’t get more classic London than Deptford Market. Started back in 1872 as a cattle and sheep market, it’s now a lively hub of street vendors selling everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to bric-a-brac stalls stacked high with new and second hand goods. Spend an hour browsing the bargains, pick up some lunch at a nearby café and find hidden treasures in the heart of soulful south London.
The Word bookshop
314 New Cross Rd, London SE14 6AF
The Word is no ordinary bookstore or snooty library. Catering for the students and staff of Goldsmiths College and the local Lewisham neighbourhood, this non-touristy, independent bookstore is stocked up with new and interesting releases, creative content and inspiring storytelling. They pride themselves on their atmosphere. Music plays, conversation flows and a host of literary events throughout the year cement it as a hub of creativity in the local area.
399 New Cross Road SE14 6LA
Feeling peckish after browsing for deals and soaking up the culture? Head to The London Particular for some top British nosh! Their food is described as “classic English with a modern twist” and made from the freshest local ingredients. This wonderful little restaurant is one of the best kept secrets in South London. They serve breakfast and lunch until 4pm every day and dinner Thursday to Saturdays at large communal tables. The food is great and the LP bar just next door sells some of the most interesting cocktails around. Go on, treat yourself!
Richard Hoggart Building, Lewisham Way, London SE14 6NW
Fancy catching the latest blockbuster film? How about an indie movie with a limited international release? Curzon cinemas are a UK based chain specialising in Art House films. The company has been running since 1934 and their listings offer an alternative to the major Hollywood franchises, showing an array of films from all over the world and hosting many events and Q&A sessions throughout the year. They recently partnered with Goldsmiths University to build a brand new cinema right at the heart of New Cross, a must-visit for any film buff!
388 New Cross Rd, London SE14 6TY
If live music is more your thing, why not head down to the Amersham Arms. This pub and music venue is a well known hangout for musicians, well loved by locals and a must-see for visitors to South London who want to check out the hottest new bands on the music scene. Their club nights and DJ sets keep the party going until the early hours and you’re guaranteed to befriend an eclectic bunch of real London folk as you dance the night away!
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