How is life in Bellingham? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Bellingham is an area of South East London, England, within the London Borough of Lewisham. It lies south of Catford, east of Sydenham and north of Beckenham, and is part of the Catford postal district (SE6). “

Things we love about Bellingham

Bellingham has a distinct culture and atmosphere. At Cozee we looked at features that define the area’s vibe like food, nightlife, green space, and more. Whether you love to eat or you love to take part in the night life of a city, Bellingham has something for your tastes. Explore spots below to get a feel for life here.

Gyms in Bellingham

While working from home has increased, so has the frequentation of gyms to help keep in shape. With companies like Better or Pure Gym and others, Bellingham might help you stay in shape. A great feature to have nearby.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246


As Londoners, we love our local pubs. Bellingham has great ones to become your new regular spot. Consider these if visiting or moving to the area of Bellingham.

Pub name Name Address Description
Bellingham Ex Servicemen’s Club 10 Allerford Road Catford SE6 3DD A members’ club affiliated to the CIU. Opening hours may vary so please contact site in advance if travelling from afar.
Catford Bridge Tavern Station Approach, Catford Bridge Catford SE6 4RE A mock Tudor former Courage pub that rises up next to the bridge it is named after. Bare wooden floor with tiling around the bar counter. Mixture of high and low seating and a pool table in the front room. The rear room has padded bench seating and some raised booths and has an open-to-view kitchen. This pub was saved from permanent closure in 2012 following a strenuous local campaign and was named 2013 CAMRA South East London branch Pub of the Year while run by Antic Group. The pub closed again shortly thereafter, suffered serious fire damage to the upper floors in March 2015, then finally reopened at the end of March 2017 under new ownership. In June 2023 the pub was acquired by Portobello Brewery who subsequently reinstalled handpumps, the previous operator having removed them in 2021. Quiz night Wednesday.
Catford Constitutional 108-110 Rushey Green Catford SE6 4HW This reincarnation of the Constitutional, a short distance away from the original venue of the same name that closed in 2019, was opened by Antic in early November 2022 in a former Argos store. The decor of the large rectangular bar area is typical Antic shabby chic with an eclectic mix of wallcoverings, lighting and furniture. Background music is often played, and at increased volume on weekend evenings. The food menu focuses on British pub classic meals and roasts on Sun.
London & Rye 109 Rushey Green Catford SE6 4AF The pub is all on one level and step free. Its name references the nearby medieval highway which went to Rye in Sussex. The building itself is from the late 1800s and has been a retail space of one type or another since then, this is its first time as a pub. Inside it is long and deep with a relatively short glazed frontage. It can accommodate some 150 customers sitting inside plus there is a covered area at the front for outside drinking. It has a few notices about famous local people and a number of silhouette decorations of cats in various pub-related poses (including drinking pints of beer and lying under a table). Has a rare rule for a UK pub that you must leave the bar counter area as soon as you have been served. No standing at the bar with your drink is permitted.
Perry Hill 78-80 Perry Hill Catford SE6 4EY A large locally listed interwar detached pub with wooden floors and panelling, and a large garden. After having been closed for a couple of years, the pub was refurbished and reopened by new operators in April 2021. The head chef is ex-The Wolseley.

Galleries and Museums

Art helps discover an area’s culture. Galleries and museums are great weekend enjoyment and you can find where all the fun is happening by checking out the museum and galleries table for Bellingham below.

We weren’t able to find any museum in this area. Tell us in the comments if we were wrong. We’ll amend this page


Bellingham has a range of different eateries. This is important for someone who is moving to an area who wants to be able to eat out and not cook every day. The below table gives you an overview of what options you have.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Papa Johns Pizza 223, Bromley Road, Bellingham, Catford 4.3 218
Wok Express 261 Bromley Road, London 4.3 109
Ottoman BBQ 10A Randlesdown Road, London 4.3 32
Katsu Shoku, Pan-Asian Restaurant, Catford 10 Randlesdown Road, London 4.3 147
Very Nice 114 Bromley Road, London 4.3 153
Chilli Pepper 257 Bromley Road, London 4.3 78
Smoke Pan 215 Bromley Road, London 4.3 87
Morley’s Bellingham 50 Randlesdown Road, London 4.3 158
Turkuaz Restaurant 163 Bromley Road, London 4.3 952
Baburchi Indian Takeaway 4A Randlesdown Road, London 4.3 38
Original Jerk Bites 235 Bromley Road, London 4.3 79
Baraka 257 Bromley Road, London 4.3 1
Coconut Palm Jerk Centre 225 Bromley Road, London 4.3 259
Chicken Express Bromley Road, London 4.3 1
Time Kebab House 221 Bromley Road, London 4.3 133
Perfect fried chicken 263 Bromley Road, London 4.3 36
Morley’s Bromley Road 213 Bromley Road, London 4.3 68
Velmas 16 Randlesdown Road, London 4.3 24
Flakey Crust Bakery Bellingham Trading Estate, Franthorne Way, London 4.3 28
Mobile Munchies Office No 1215 Access, Bromley Road 4.3 N/A

What are the range of supermarkets like?

Finally we wouldn’t like to let you down on where to do your grocery shopping in Bellingham. Although solutions like Ocado, Amazon or other delivery services can be a great replacement, knowing if a grocery store is nearby the place you are about to live in is a big plus. Please find below the grocery stores in Bellingham.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

Green spaces and parks of Bellingham

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if Bellingham offers space for strolls or picnics.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

Is the local life vibrant in Bellingham

There are always activities happening in lively Bellingham. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Bellingham page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Bellingham snapshot.

What type of amenities may you need in Bellingham?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Bellingham name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Schools around Bellingham

Having a nearby school is ideal when relocating. Below is a list of schools located within Bellingham

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Base Zero Nursery 109A Randlesdown Road, Gramsci Way, London 4.9 135
Drum-kit & West African DrumsTuitions Roberto Sterza, Bromley Road, London N/A N/A
Ebony Gold Education 75 Crantock Road, London N/A N/A
Small Wonders Daycare Ltd 89 Bromley Road, London N/A N/A
Lewisham Piano Lessons 46 Randlesdown Road, London 5 5
AAC Tuition Ltd 32 Bellingham Green, London 5 1
Building Blocks Day Care 59 Daneby Road, London 4.2 5
Conisborough College Conisborough Crescent, London 4 9
Iain Doran Guitar Lessons: London Firhill Road, London 5 13
Saint John Baptist Church of England Primary School 41 Whitefoot Lane, Bromley 4 19
Monkey Music 66 Canadian Avenue, London N/A N/A
OASI School Of English 17 Bargery Road, London N/A N/A
Chris McCartney – Violin, Piano and Guitar Tuition 12 Aldermoor Road, London N/A N/A
Elfrida Elfrida Crescent, London 4.5 16
Athelney Primary School Athelney Street, London 4 11
KIDSRKIDS Allerford Road, London 4.6 10
Umbrella House Day Nursery 185 Brookehowse Road, London 4.7 14
TamsDayNursery 74 Bellingham Road, London 5 3
St arshels 22 Franthorne Way, London N/A N/A
Bubbly Nursery for Special Needs Children 32 Bellingham Green, London 5 18

Are there many post offices in the region of Bellingham?

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages a breeze. Post office branches in Bellingham provide services like money orders and postal insurance alongside mail services. You can take a look for yourself to see where they are located below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Catford Delivery Office Royal Mail, Catford Delivery Office, 94 Bromley Road, London 3.2 102
Bellingham Post Office 12 Randlesdown Road, London 4.4 30

The number of hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in Bellingham

Bellingham has 1 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Bromley Road | Elysium Healthcare 84-86 Bromley Road, London 4.3 4

Tube & Train stations nearby the area of Bellingham

We assembled the train and tube stations of Bellingham in a convenient table below so you can find the best location for you to live if transport connections are important to you.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Bellingham London 3.6 26
Beckenham Hill United Kingdom 3.9 14

Other nearby neighbourhoods

Whenever you’re not sure about if you want to move into an area for sure, making sure that you have considered your other options is important to confirm a decision or perhaps sway you in another direction. Find some other nearby regions to help you make a decision about Bellingham.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Beckenham See the guide here
Penge See the guide here
Stoneleigh See the guide here
Sydenham See the guide here
Downham See the guide here
Chinbrook See the guide here
Sydenham Hill See the guide here
Forest Hill See the guide here
Catford See the guide here
Honor Oak See the guide here
Lee See the guide here
Crofton Park See the guide here
Western Ladywell See the guide here
Ladywell See the guide here
Lewisham See the guide here
Beckenham See the guide here
Penge See the guide here
Stoneleigh See the guide here
Sydenham See the guide here
Downham See the guide here
Chinbrook See the guide here
Sydenham Hill See the guide here
Forest Hill See the guide here
Catford See the guide here
Honor Oak See the guide here
Lee See the guide here
Crofton Park See the guide here
Western Ladywell See the guide here
Ladywell See the guide here
Lewisham See the guide here

Have you planned to buy or sell a property here? Make sure you check out our property prices guides and analysis before you decide to buy or sell.

Postcode area Link to our property price guide
SE6 See our property price guide for SE6
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