Is Downham made for you? Our guide of the area

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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.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Cherry Blossom Pre-school Beckenham Place Park, 118 Old Bromley Road, London N/A N/A
Saint John Baptist Church of England Primary School 41 Whitefoot Lane, Bromley 4 19
Blossom Years Pre-School – Downham 41, Valeswood Road, Bromley 1 1
Rangefield Primary School Glenbow Road, Bromley 3.9 48
Downderry Primary School Bromley 4.2 18
St Augustine’s Primary School Dunfield Road, London 3.9 14
New Woodlands School 49 Shroffold Road, Bromley 2.5 2
Angelface Preschool REAP Centre, 5 Oakridge Road, Bromley N/A N/A
Musicland Music School 422 Bromley Road, Bromley 5 1
Adame Primary School N/A N/A
Bonus Pastor Catholic College Winlaton Road, Bromley N/A N/A
Building Lives Training Academy United Kingdom N/A N/A
School tete 107 Churchdown, Bromley N/A N/A
Bonus Pastor Annexe Churchdown, Bromley N/A N/A
Academic star Maths tuition 02 Shroffold Road, Downham Way, Bromley 5 3
Downderry Children’s Centre Shroffold Road, Bromley 5 15
El-Shaddai Convenant Ministries Langthorne Court, Langthorne Community Centre, Bromley Road, Bromley N/A N/A
Selvana maliyaka 160A Conisborough Crescent, London N/A N/A

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 Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Beckenham Hill United Kingdom 3.9 14

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 Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Downham Post Office 488 Bromley Road, Bromley 3.8 24

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.

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

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.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
McDonald’s Old Bromley Road, Bromley 4.3 1898
Pizza Go Go Bromley 12 Bromley Hill, Bromley 4.3 221
KFC Downham – Bromley Road 496 Bromley Road, Bromley 4.3 260
China Noodle Express 485 Bromley Road, Bromley 4.3 77
Millennium Pizza Delivery 495A Bromley Road, Bromley 4.3 4
Fresh Delice 27 Arcus Road, Bromley 4.3 5
Shell 96A Bromley Hill, Bromley 4.3 90
Pizza Hut Delivery 14 Bromley Hill, Bromley 4.3 144
Happy Garden 495 Bromley Road, Bromley 4.3 22
Fortune House 32 Bromley Hill, Bromley 4.3 86
Suruchi Bromley 466 Bromley Road, Bromley 4.3 107
Honey Pot African Restaurant and Bar 442 Bromley Road, Bromley 4.3 33
Metros Fried Chicken – Bromley RD 452 Bromley Road, Bromley 4.3 34
Ganesha restaurant Bromley 435 Bromley Road, Bromley 4.3 148
Downham Kebab Bromley 458A Bromley Road, Bromley 4.3 217
Sabedij Bromley 4.3 N/A
Wing It Up 419 Bromley Road, Bromley 4.3 68
After Hours 471 Bromley Road, Bromley 4.3 125
Subway 488 Bromley Road, London 4.3 26
Favorite Chicken & Ribs Downham 487 Bromley Road, Bromley 4.3 70

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 Address Description
Anglesey Arms 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.
Freelands Tavern 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.
Greyhound 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.
Lord Holmesdale 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.
Partridge 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.
Prince Frederick 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.
Railway Tavern 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.
Red Lion 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.
Richmal Crompton 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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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Tell us what you think of Downham

As well as helping out the other people out if they were to search on our blog, you will be helping us out in understanding you better by telling us your opinion of Downham. So we would love to hear what you think of the area of Downham which could help people find valuable insights into moving nearby too.

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Bromley See the guide here
Beckenham See the guide here
Chinbrook See the guide here
Bellingham See the guide here
Catford See the guide here
Lee See the guide here
Bromley See the guide here
Beckenham See the guide here
Chinbrook See the guide here
Bellingham See the guide here
Catford See the guide here
Lee See the guide here

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