A local guide to move in Catford

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London from above

Find out a general overview of the area using Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Catford is a district in south east London, England, and the administrative centre of the London Borough of Lewisham. It is southwest of Lewisham itself, mostly in the Rushey Green and Catford South wards. The population of Catford, including Bellingham, was 44,905 in 2011. “

The amenities you might need in Catford

Below is a list of the places you may want to check out if the area of Catford. This can really help you out when you are moving to an area or neighbourhood.

Tube & Train stations nearby the area of Catford

Having to walk more than 10 to 15 min to reach public transportation is usually considered as a downside when considering a property to live in. To simplify this, we curated the list of train and tube station of Catford to help you find what would be the best location for you to move in. There are 2 train or tube stations within the Catford area. Here are the main ones

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Catford Bridge London 3.8 65
Catford Ravensbourne Park, London 2.9 37

Health amenities that are in Catford

Catford has 4 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
University Hospital Lewisham Lewisham High Street, London 3 641
University Hospital Lewisham Urgent Care Centre 368 Lewisham High Street, London 3.3 36
University Hospital Lewisham: Cardiology High Street, London 3 2

Post offices in and around the area of Catford

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages easy. In a post office you can do things like exchange currency, post your packages, buy everyday items and even redirect your mail. It is likely you will use one at some point if you were to move in to the area so we have compiled the post offices nearby in a table below so you know if this area is the right place for you.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Catford Delivery Office Royal Mail, Catford Delivery Office, 94 Bromley Road, London 3.2 102
Post Office/Catford Supermarket 187-189 Rushey Green, London 2.8 127

Schools in and around the area of Catford

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

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
St Dunstan’s College Stanstead Road, London 4 40
Early Years Service (Lewisham) United Kingdom N/A N/A
David Hamilton 48 Bromley Road, London N/A N/A
Lewisham School Improvement Team Town Hall, Rushey Green, London N/A N/A
Rushey Green Nursery 41 Rushey Green, London 4.2 5
Key Largo Montessori St Laurence CofE Church, 37 Bromley Road, London 5 9
OASI School Of English 17 Bargery Road, London N/A N/A
Small Wonders Daycare Ltd 89 Bromley Road, London N/A N/A
Monkey Music 66 Canadian Avenue, London N/A N/A
The Growing Patch Nursery Brownhill Baptist Church, 292 Brownhill Road, London 5 3
Ebony Gold Education 75 Crantock Road, London N/A N/A
Emiliano Caroselli drum lessons 68 Catford Hill, London 5 1
Triplet Music Tuition 174/176 Firetex House, London N/A N/A
Rushey Green Primary School Culverley Road, London 4.1 14
Little Elms Catford 50 Muirkirk Road, London 4.7 41
Holbeach Primary School Nelgarde Road, London 4.8 13
Holy Cross Primary School Culverley Road, London 4.8 5
The Park Nursery 3 Edwin Hall Place, London 2.3 3
Bay Tree House Day Nursery 32 Bromley Road, London 2.8 13
Little Blossom Day Nursery Ivydene, Saint Fillans Road 4.4 7

What to do in Catford

There are always activities happening in lively Catford. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Catford 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 Catford snapshot.

In the city of Catford, what kind of things are there to do?

What makes the heart of Catford? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs and gyms that exist in Catford to help you decide as to whether to move there or not.

Museums & Galleries in the region

The vitality of a community stems from its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Catford, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. They offer delightful weekend activities and contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the region.

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

Supermarkets in Catford

Finally we wouldn’t like to let you down on where to do your grocery shopping in Catford. 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 Catford.

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 space in the city of Catford

One of London’s best assets is its green spaces. See if Catford offers room to roam.

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

Are the restaurants in Catford any good?

Catford is rich in restaurants, from Indian, Chinese or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and the foodies that you may be will surely find what you are looking for.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The London & Rye – JD Wetherspoon 109 Rushey Green, London 4.3 943
Sapporo Ichiban 13 Catford Broadway, London 4.3 356
Domino’s Pizza – London – Catford 2 Brownhill Road, London 4.3 253
KFC Catford – Rushey Green 158 Rushey Green, London 4.3 378
Chick Chicken 81 Rushey Green, London 4.3 371
Tai Won Mein 90-92 Rushey Green, London 4.3 546
China Express 269 Brownhill Road, London 4.3 63
Sangley Fish & Kebab House 282 Sangley Road, London 4.3 38
Morley’s Fried Chicken Sandhurst Road Sandhurst Road, London 4.3 37
Sea Breeze Fish Bar 2 Muirkirk Road, London 4.3 129
Saigon Foods 24 Catford Broadway, London 4.3 175
Subway Catford, 150 Rushey Green, London 4.3 104
Favorite Chicken & Ribs Catford 7, Station Buildings, Catford Road, London 4.3 130
Pizza 2 Night 26a Catford Hill, London 4.3 140
Very Nice 114 Bromley Road, London 4.3 153
Pide Grandfather of Pizza 15 Catford Hill, London 4.3 137
Ravensbourne Restaurant University Hospital Lewisham, Green Zone, 1, Lewisham High Street, London 4.3 70
Malai Thai Lewisham 230 Hither Green Lane, London 4.3 76
Mekan Restaurant Bromley road 13 Bromley Road, London 4.3 739
Nando’s Catford 74-76 Rushey Green, London 4.3 1018

What kind of gyms are there in Catford?

More at-home work means more gym-goers. Major chains make staying active in Catford easy.

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

Are there any good pubs in Catford?

As Londoners at Cozee, we cherish our weekly visits to the local pub. Why not embrace the same in your new living space? We’ve diligently tested and reviewed all the pubs in Catford – well, not literally, but we wish we had! Here’s our list of the finest pubs in Catford.

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.

Other areas nearby

You are not 100% sure that you want to move in Catford? Check out our other guides about some nearby areas. You might find your next neighbourhood. The following tables shows the nearby areas within a 3.5km radius.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Downham See the guide here
Bellingham See the guide here
Forest Hill See the guide here
Honor Oak See the guide here
Lee See the guide here
Horn Park 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
Brockley See the guide here
Blackheath See the guide here
Downham See the guide here
Bellingham See the guide here
Forest Hill See the guide here
Honor Oak See the guide here
Lee See the guide here
Horn Park 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
Brockley See the guide here
Blackheath See the guide here

Looking for something more precise? Have a look at our analysis on the property market at the postcode level

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