Lewisham area guide

Keep busy in SE13 with our guide to the best restaurants, bars, pubs and things to do in Lewisham

Lewisham High Street market
Julie Kertesz

Over the last half-a-decade, Lewisham has changed exponentially. Whether it's the ‘Lewishham Gateway’, a new multicoloured sports centre or the swift erection of new tower blocks, the area has become unrecognisable. 

With all this redevelopment has come a dearth of good eating and drinking spots. While quality restaurants have been slow(ish) to move into the area, the gang behind Street Feast opened a night market in the old Model Market, providing the area with an injection of east London cool. Ladywell is coming into its villagey own, too, as more and more families move into the plethora of Victorian housing that characterises this area and enjoy the handful of shops and cafés on offer, as well as the ample green spaces of Ladywell Fields and Hilly FieldsThen you have nearby Brockley (practically south London's answer to Stoke Newington) and the village-y feel of Greenwich. As for Lewisham itself, it looks like things are only on the up. 

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Things to do in Lewisham

Model Market
Things to do

Model Market

A night-time street food party from the Street Feast gang in an abandoned 1950s covered market. 

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5 out of 5 stars
Lewisham Art House
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Lewisham Art House

A vibrant creative hub which runs workshops, exhibitions and a programme of visual art and experimental music.

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4 out of 5 stars

Bars and pubs in Lewisham

London Beer Dispensary
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London Beer Dispensary

A pub without a bar, but lots of lovely suds to try in nearby Brockley.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
The Fat Walrus
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The Fat Walrus

A New Cross pub with booths and bar stool seating. 

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
The Station Hotel
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The Station Hotel

Hotel and pub with live music, quiz nights and a happy hour.

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5 out of 5 stars
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The Talbot
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The Talbot

A dog-friendly gastro-pub with a relaxed feel serving real ales.  

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
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Restaurants in Lewisham

Sparrow
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Sparrow

Offering worldly small plates that are almost all exceptionally good.   

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Meze Mangal
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Meze Mangal

Meze Mangal remains the area’s top Turkish restaurant.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
4 out of 5 stars
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Hotels near Lewisham

Premier Inn London Lewisham

Premier Inn London Lewisham

Offering a restaurant, this hotel is located just a 5-minute walk from Lewisham DLR and Lewisham train station. 

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The Clarendon Hotel

The Clarendon Hotel

The Clarendon overlooks historic Blackheath and Greenwich Park as well as views of London.

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Doubletree By Hilton London - Greenwich

Doubletree By Hilton London - Greenwich

Located in Royal Greenwich and just 15 minutes’ walk from the historic ship The Cutty Sark.

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4 out of 5 stars
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Novotel London Greenwich

Novotel London Greenwich

Neighbouring Greenwich Tube Station, this 4-star hotel is just 10 minutes' drive from the O2 Arena. 

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The perfect weekend in Lewisham

Explore: Mountsfield Park
Attractions

Explore: Mountsfield Park

Stroll down to Mountfield Park and climb up to the highest point for lovely views of the city. 

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4 out of 5 stars
Visit: Deptford Cinema
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Visit: Deptford Cinema

A 44-seater screen is run as a non-profit community project by local residents. 

Eat: Sparrow
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Eat: Sparrow

Treat yourself this weekend with a gorgeous dinner at the leader of SE13's foodie renaissance.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Play: Model Market
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Play: Model Market

Grab some grub or one of the many drinks options and find a spot among the outdoor and indoor eating space. 

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5 out of 5 stars

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