Find out a general overview of the area using Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Downham is a district of South East London, England, primarily within the London Borough of Lewisham and some parts in the London Borough of Bromley. It is located north of Bromley and south of Catford. “
What type of amenities may you need in Downham?
We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Downham name before moving in the neighbourhood.
Schools around Downham
Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Downham vicinity and how they relate to property prices.
|Number of ratings
|Cherry Blossom Pre-school
|Beckenham Place Park, 118 Old Bromley Road, London
|Saint John Baptist Church of England Primary School
|41 Whitefoot Lane, Bromley
|Blossom Years Pre-School – Downham
|41, Valeswood Road, Bromley
|Rangefield Primary School
|Glenbow Road, Bromley
|Downderry Primary School
|St Augustine’s Primary School
|Dunfield Road, London
|New Woodlands School
|49 Shroffold Road, Bromley
|REAP Centre, 5 Oakridge Road, Bromley
|Musicland Music School
|422 Bromley Road, Bromley
|Adame Primary School
|Bonus Pastor Catholic College
|Winlaton Road, Bromley
|Building Lives Training Academy
|107 Churchdown, Bromley
|Bonus Pastor Annexe
|Academic star Maths tuition
|02 Shroffold Road, Downham Way, Bromley
|Downderry Children’s Centre
|Shroffold Road, Bromley
|El-Shaddai Convenant Ministries
|Langthorne Court, Langthorne Community Centre, Bromley Road, Bromley
|160A Conisborough Crescent, London
Medical institutions in Downham
We weren’t able to locate medical institutions or stores in this neighbourhood. Let us know in the comments if we are wrong so we can add them to our list.
Tube & Train stations within the region of Downham
Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Downham entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.
|Train or tube station name
|Number of ratings
Are there many post offices in the region of Downham?
Looking for convenient parcel handling? Having a nearby post office is the optimal solution. Beyond standard postal services, the post offices in Downham can be found by checking out the table below.
|Post Office Name
|Number of ratings
|Downham Post Office
|488 Bromley Road, Bromley
In Downham, what are some things we love?
What makes the heart of Downham? 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, gym that exist in Downham to help you decide to move in there.
Museums & Galleries
The vitality of a region is shaped by 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 Downham, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. These venues offer delightful experiences, especially on weekends.
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Are the restaurants in Downham any good?
Downham has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.
|Number of ratings
|Old Bromley Road, Bromley
|Pizza Go Go Bromley
|12 Bromley Hill, Bromley
|KFC Downham – Bromley Road
|496 Bromley Road, Bromley
|China Noodle Express
|485 Bromley Road, Bromley
|Millennium Pizza Delivery
|495A Bromley Road, Bromley
|27 Arcus Road, Bromley
|96A Bromley Hill, Bromley
|Pizza Hut Delivery
|14 Bromley Hill, Bromley
|495 Bromley Road, Bromley
|32 Bromley Hill, Bromley
|466 Bromley Road, Bromley
|Honey Pot African Restaurant and Bar
|442 Bromley Road, Bromley
|Metros Fried Chicken – Bromley RD
|452 Bromley Road, Bromley
|Ganesha restaurant Bromley
|435 Bromley Road, Bromley
|Downham Kebab Bromley
|458A Bromley Road, Bromley
|Wing It Up
|419 Bromley Road, Bromley
|471 Bromley Road, Bromley
|488 Bromley Road, London
|Favorite Chicken & Ribs Downham
|487 Bromley Road, Bromley
Are there any good pubs in Downham?
As Londoners, we love our local pubs. Downham has great ones to become your new regular spot. Consider these if visiting or moving to the area of Downham.
|Pub name Name
|90 Palace Road Bromley BR1 3JX
|This traditional and friendly local pub in Bromley North Village was built in 1873 and has been a pub ever since. Unspoilt and welcoming, there are regular quiz nights. The pub won a Shepherd Neame “small garden of the year” award in 2011. Over 25s only.
|Barrel & Horn
|204-206 High Street Bromley BR1 1PW
|Fuller’s owned house, though not presented in the usual Fuller’s style. This family friendly pub is located near the Market Square in Bromley town centre and has normally one guest cask ale (such as Fuller’s, Gales’ or Dark Star). Emphasis is on craft keg beers, wines and cocktails with an eclectic dining menu. Live music and other social events are popular with the younger clientele.
|Crown & Anchor
|19 Park Road Bromley BR1 3HJ
|Small comfortable local in a quiet residential street. Decor is plain and conservative. The stone patio area at the rear can be used as a function room, but in good weather, one wall can be removed, providing access to the garden. Hot snacks are available throughout the day until 9pm.
|Crown in Sundridge
|46 Plaistow Lane Bromley BR1 3PA
|This long-established pub – previously the Crown Hotel – closed in March 2013 and reopened as an Indian restaurant named Cinnamon Culture. Eventually the restaurant moved to a new location in Chislehurst and the premises have now been taken over by Punch Taverns, reopening on March 31st, 2022.
|31 Freelands Road Bromley BR1 3HZ
|The pub is is one of a number of Greene King pubs in this part of Bromley North. Named after the road of largely Georgian and Victorian era houses, the pub is probably of the latter period. It has a central U-shaped bar that serves seating areas on three sides. The pub was refurbished in the of summer 2014.
|205 High Street Bromley BR1 1NY
|The Greyhound reopened in 2011 as the most recent addition to the selection of JDW outlets in the borough and rapidly became a popular town-centre venue. The layout of the pub forms an L-shape, with a wooden-floored bar at the entrance of the pub and a larger carpeted area more orientated to diners at the rear. The overall area is much larger than one would realise from the outside.
|184 Homesdale Road Bromley BR1 2QZ
|New management took over the pub at the beginning of July 2019, and have made substantial changes, with the objective of creating a family and food orientated venue. In particular, the Sports TV screens, the pool table and the football scarves behind the bar are all gone. And real ale has been introduced, for the first time in many years. For a while management intend to experiment with the cask ale choice, including some unusual choices. Food is now served throughout the day, with pizza a speciality, although there are alternatives. On Mondays there is a 2 for the price of one offer for pizza. The pub itself is rather larger and more spacious than one would guess from the exterior. Inside is a single U-shaped bar with the floor, walls and bar all predominantly wooden. To the rear is a secluded stone-flagged garden with benches and tables.
|194 High Street Bromley BR1 1HE
|Grade II-listed former NatWest bank, now a spacious pub retaining many original features including the high ceilings and chandeliers. There are two snug rooms off the long main bar, plus a small back patio An upmarket food menu is offered, including vegetarian choices. Located by the Market Square, the pub is popular with shoppers and theatregoers for the nearby Churchill Theatre, as well as those drawn by its live music on Saturday evenings.
|31 Nichol Lane Bromley BR1 4DE
|Although this is not a listed building, it is one of London’s Real Heritage Pubs (ie on CAMRA’s London Regional Inventory of Pub Interiors of Special Historic Interest). This Greene King-owned pub is sited in a quiet road on the borders of Bromley North and Sundridge Park. ‘Prince Frederick’ is unique as a British pub name and commemorates the eldest son of George II. Although the prince died in 1751 the present building is of the Victorian era. It was revamped in the 1930s to provide two bars at the front, but the partition between the bars has been removed and the front bar is now one open plan area. At one time there must have been an off-sales compartment between the two parts, as indicated by the double doorway at the front of the building. There is also a back bar, distinct in its 1930s design, with a glazed advertising pane.
|45 East Street Bromley BR1 1QQ
|The pub re-opened as an Antic outlet in August 2014. Two Volden cask ales are available with up to two changing cask ales, such as from Adnams, Timothy Taylor and St Austell. Single bar with several rooms and partitioned areas lead off with the usual Antic eclectic range of shabby chic furniture and dim lighting. To the left of the bar, one room is served by the open kitchen. The popular menu concentrates on traditional British fare with both snacks and mains as well as Sunday roasts. The pub was originally built in the Victorian era for the Nalder & Collyer Brewery of Croydon in conjunction with the coming of the railway to Bromley North. The green and ochre tiling completely covers the two external facades of this essentially triangular footprint building.
|10 North Road Bromley BR1 3LG
|Traditional, well kept, pub located in the quiet back streets just north of Bromley town centre. It retains many original features including tiling, and has an extensive library of books dominating one wall. As at mid-July 2021 the food range is mainly pizzas.
|23 Westmoreland Place Bromley BR1 1DS
|This Wetherspoons pub has an ideal location at the end of the High Street and directly opposite Bromley South mainline railway station. Many of the borough’s principal bus routes also pass by. The premises were formerly a supermarket and as such the single storey drinking area is very spacious, with a long single bar. Breakfast is served from 8.00am and is popular with morning train travellers. The pub is named after the author who was a teacher at Bromley School for Girls for a time.
|Star & Garter
|227 High Street Bromley BR1 1NZ
|This is the local branch Pub of the Year for 2018, 2019 and 2020. The Grade II listed Star and Garter reopened in early November 2016 having been closed for more than two years.
|Sundridge Park Golf Club
|Garden Road Bromley BR1 3NE
|Opened in 1901.
|Swan & Mitre
|260-262 High Street Bromley BR1 1PG
|The pub reopened in June 2015 following a brief closure for a sensitive refurbishment, which has retained much of the old character whilst making the interior much smarter and brighter. Originally an old coach house, this 350 year old traditional style pub boasts richly carved and gilded floor-to-ceiling mirrors and is a familiar landmark in Bromley North. During the day it is a relaxing refuge from the bustle of the High Street – especially in the patio garden at the rear. The interior contains an island bar, and has been modified over the years to provide separate drinking areas. Discount on real ale purchases for CAMRA members.
Green spaces and parks of Downham
One of London’s best features is the large array of public parks and green spaces. See if Downham offers room to explore and maybe take your dog for a walk.
|Number of ratings
|Belvedere Road, London
|1 Pump Court, London
|Middle Temple Gardens
|3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London
|Bernie Spain Gardens
|South Bank, London
|Bloomsbury Square Garden
|14 Bloomsbury Square, London
|The Phoenix Garden
|21 Stacey Street, London
|LGBT Chairs ️
|Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London
|Victoria Embankment Gardens
|4 Temple Place, Temple, London
|Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London
|London Memorial Garden
|Savoy Place, London
|Drury Lane Gardens
|58 Drury Lane, London
|South Bank, Unnamed Road, London
|Street Art Skaterpark
|337-338 Belvedere Road, London
|National Theatre garden terrace
|South Bank, National Theatre, London
|The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze
|Henrietta Street, London
|Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath.
|Unnamed Road, London
|Victoria Embankment Gardens
|Villiers Street, London
|Diamond Jubilee Garden
|St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London
|7 Bell Yard, London
Gyms and leisure centre in the area of Downham
More at-home work means more gym-goers. Major chains make staying active in Downham easy.
|Number of ratings
|Oasis Sports Centre
|32 Endell Street, London
|Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London
|100 High Holborn, London
|Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym
|9 Endell Street, London
|6 Bedford Street, London
|Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London
|13 Mercer Street, London
|Jubilee Hall Gym
|30 The Piazza, London
|Covent Garden Physiotherapy
|Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London
|PureGym London Waterloo
|11-15 Brad Street, London
|Body Control Pilates
|35 Little Russell Street, London
|The Health Club at One Aldwych
|One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London
|71-75 Shelton Street, London
|The Gym Group London Charing Cross
|17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London
|Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End
|Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London
|Digme Fitness Covent Garden
|4-10 Tower Street, London
|Boom Cycle – Holborn
|16 Procter Street, London
|The Gym Group London Holborn Circus
|1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London
|Central Health Physiotherapy
|Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London
|Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd
|16-18, New Bridge Street, London
|ESPA Life at Corinthia
|Whitehall Place, London
What are the range of supermarkets like?
Out of all the other services in Downham, supermarkets are arguably some of the most important. Take a look at the table below that tells you where the nearest supermarkets are so you can do your shppping conveniently. It would be a shame to move somewhere new and not realise some of your favourite stores aren’t nearby in Downham.
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What to do in Downham
It could be that Downham has a lively atmosphere with many activities happening and there are ways to find this out. To discover what to do in your area, we recommend looking at sites like Timeout that list weekly events in Downham. We want to make finding things easy, so here’s a link to see upcoming happenings in Downham. Also, knowing what’s available in Downham and where helps when getting to know a new place. That’s why we made a map with property price info from this article to simplify your search.
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