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New Cross area guide

Keep busy in SE14 with Time Out's guide to New Cross's best restaurants, bars, pubs and things to do

Written by
David Clack
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New Cross is a teeming blend of Goldsmiths art students, hoodies and young creative professionals living around the smoggy A2 and its great knots of infrastructure. There's an interesting mix of one-off cafés and restaurants; meanwhile New Cross’s many music pubs throb with bands and leftish debate. This edgy, bohemian atmosphere sets up the perfect growing conditions for gentrification, and a preponderance of affluent, semi-famous, creative types are settling and breeding in the impressive houses around Telegraph Hill Park.

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London Particular

London Particular

  • 5 out of 5 stars

Food, described as ‘classic English with a modern twist’, is treated with respect at this tiny café just by New Cross station. Particular by name, particular...

Birdie Num Nums

Birdie Num Nums

Quaint café with a menu of veggie-centric lunch options and various sweet treats.

The Allotment

The Allotment

Deli and greengrocer, selling fresh fruit and veg, meat and cheese, and olives by weight

Albany Theatre

Albany Theatre

The roots of The Albany date back to 1899 when it was founded to encourage wellbeing in the poverty-ridden Deptford community. The 1970s saw the institute host...

The Fat Walrus

The Fat Walrus

The Fat Walrus is fairly new (it opened in early 2016) to the New Cross pub scene. Its booths and bar stool seating (built by the house staff) undoubtedly...

Restaurants in New Cross

Things to do in New Cross

Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art

Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art

Designed by Turner Prize-winning architecture collective Assemble, this brand new gallery in a grade II-listed former Victorian bathhouse seems hellbent on...

Cinzia Ruggeri: Cinzia Says...

Cinzia Ruggeri: Cinzia Says...

  • 3 out of 5 stars

Forget downtown New York in the 1970s, Milan in the 1980s was the actual coolest place in history. And Cinzia Ruggeri was probably the coolest person there. ...

New Cross

Bars and pubs in New Cross

The Rose

The Rose

Given its proximity to Goldsmiths University, you're bound to brush shoulders with students aplenty here, but that doesn't detract from the upsides of the...

LP Bar

LP Bar

  • price 1 of 4

New Cross might not immediately conjure up jetset visions, but that hasn’t stopped the LP Bar from being kitted out like a continental airliner, with...

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