1. The Catford Cat will give you a purr-fect welcome
This gigantic sculpture of a monochrome moggy is a much-loved local landmark. The 50-year-old feline was built by architects Owen Luder and Rodney Gordon (also the guys behind Elephant & Castle roundabout's mysterious silver cube) as a playful tribute to the neighbourhood's name. Legends swirl that Catford was originally named after the wild cats that lived in the area in the thirteenth century, but the more prosaic truth is that it's probably a shortening of 'cattle ford'. Still, don't tell this formidable feline she's not the star of the show: one swipe from that fibreglass paw and you'd be a goner.
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