Is New Eltham 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: “ New Eltham is a suburban area of South East London, England, primarily in the Royal Borough of Greenwich with some parts in the London Borough of Bexley. It is located south east of Eltham and north west of Sidcup. “

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

What makes the heart of New Eltham? 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 New Eltham to help you decide as to whether to move there or not.

Museums & Galleries in the region

An area thrives through its people and their interactions. Discover New Eltham through its art scene by exploring galleries, museums, and cultural institutions, providing enjoyable weekend activities and contributing to the vibrant community.

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Gyms and leisure centre in the area of New Eltham

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, New Eltham 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

What supermarkets are there?

Out of all the other services in New Eltham, 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 New Eltham.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
S.S. VT 5 Beckenham Road, West Wickham 3.7 10

Pubs in the region

As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. New Eltham has some great go-to spots. From smaller, more family run chains to larger pubs like WeatherSpoons, there is a pub for everyone in the area.

Pub name Name Address Description
Bankers Draft 80 Eltham High Street Eltham SE9 1BW This former JD Wetherspoon outlet, reputed to be their smallest in the country, came under new ownership in the summer of 2023. Initially at least, the cask beer range has continued in similar vein to that previously with a mix of regular and changing brews. Often hosts weekend events such as bingo and karaoke.
Berry & Barrel 18 Well Hall Parade Eltham SE9 6SP Family-run shop conversion pub serving craft beers, real ales, wines, gins and cocktails. Opened in a former dry cleaner’s shop in December 2020. A long room equipped with high tables and stools and with a traditional bar counter. Two prominent electronic boards display a large range of keg beers and cask ales on offer with details of ABV and price. Cask and keg beers are not clearly differentiated so you will need to ask for confirmation at time of placing your order.
Eltham GPO 4 Passey Place Eltham SE9 5DQ Just off the High Street, re-opened in February 2014 and takes its name from the building’s original use as a postal sorting office. The external signage still shows The Old Post Office as the pub name! Spacious pub originally, when run by Antic, furnished in shabby chic style with various bric-a-brac wall and floor standing adornments like typewriters, sewing machines, postal items and dolls’ houses. Quiz night on Wednesday at 8pm. Portobello took over from Antic here in 2020. Closed for significant refurbishment in July 2023, reopening in early October 2023 with the number of handpumps reduced to 3, usually selling only Portobello cask ales.
Eltham Warren Golf Club Bexley Road Eltham SE9 2PE Founded in 1890. Please check with venue for opening hours.
Long Pond 110 Westmount Road Eltham SE9 1UT Situated in a former plumbers’ merchant shop near the entrance to the long closed Eltham Park railway station, this deceptively extensive micropub opened on 12th December 2014 and is named after the Long Pond in Eltham Park North, a short walk away. It fills a massive geographical gap in the local pub landscape. May also be contacted on 07921-579781. There are 5-6 local real ales served on gravity dispense from a chilled stillage room which may be viewed through a window behind the bar counter. This includes the house beer 3.6% ABV ‘Pond Life’, believed to be Tonbridge Traditional. There is also real cider and perry, usually from Dudda’s Tun as well as wine, several Chapel Down gins, several single malt whiskies and soft drinks. In true micropub tradition there are no lagers or alcopops on offer. Seating at the front is on high wall mounted benches and high tables. To the left rear is an area of low tables and chairs in an area called The Dorchester Room! The long brightly lit white painted corridor to the toilets at the rear is always stacked with a large number of full and empty casks. SE London CAMRA Branch Cider Pub of the Year 2017. SE London CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year 2017, and runner-up 2016 and 2020. Traditional pub cold snacks are available in the form of pork pies, ploughman’s and platters. No children. No dogs. Card payment strongly preferred here, rather than cash payment. Mobile phone use frowned upon in bar area – rear corridor may be used.
Park Tavern 45 Passey Place Eltham SE9 5DA A free house since 2022, this traditional Victorian pub retains the original Truman’s Brewery tiled frontage and signage. The stylish interior has elegant drapes, bar lamps and chandeliers, an impressive wooden bar and a real log fire. Decorative plates and pictures line the walls. Jazz and light classical background music complements the atmosphere. Offers an impressive selection of real ales, together with ciders, craft beers and lagers, whiskies and wine. There is also a well kept heated rear garden, plus additional seating to the front and side. 8 handpumps on bar counter, 6 regularly in use.
Rising Sun 189-191 Eltham High Street Eltham SE9 1TS A pleasant traditional pub on the High Street refurbished in September 2014. Offers a good selection of reasonably priced food in addition to two or three real ales from the Greene King stable. There are 4 handpumps on the bar counter. A Lilley’s fruit cider (non real) could by found on one of the pumps in Spring 2022.
Royal Blackheath Golf Club Court Road Eltham SE9 5AF Clubhouse was built in 1664 for John Shaw, banker to King Charles I.
Rusty Bucket 11 Court Yard Eltham SE9 5PR Previously the Crown, this venue re-opened in April 2018 after a significant re-development of the site but pleasantly retaining the pub’s original ground floor frontage. Run by a couple of friends who are very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about all beers. It sells a selection of up to 3 cask ales (but usually 2) from a small number of local Kent and London breweries plus some guests from further afield. Real ciders and perries, keg beer, bottles, cans, wines and spirits are also available. The pub is smaller than in its previous incarnation, although it does not strictly follow the ‘micropub’ rules as it plays recorded music. Walls are half-panelled and brightly painted. Cask ales and ciders / perries are served by gravity dispense from a small walk-in chilled room behind the bar counter, from a three tier nine cask stillage. There were initially 11 keg beer taps on the back wall but in late November 2018 this was increased to 18. Seating is at trestle style tables with low chairs. Basic snacks include cheese boards and also displayed in jars on the bar counter may include, variously, pork pies or scotch eggs. 2, sometimes 3, cask ales available. Three spotlessly kept toilets. Card payment ONLY, no cash accepted.
Tudor Barn Well Hall Pleasaunce, Well Hall Road Eltham SE9 6SZ The Grade II* listed Tudor Barn is situated in the attractive surroundings of the Well Hall Pleasaunce in Eltham. It was originally built in the 16th century by the family of William Roper and links back to King Henry VIII and the Tudor monarchy. The ground floor is home to a traditional gastro pub with two outdoor drinking and dining spaces and the first floor is home to The Tudor Gallery perfect for hosting weddings and private events. Table service only Spring 2022. See also Instagram:
White Hart 2 Eltham High Street Eltham SE9 1DA A 20th century mock-Tudor style pub with wood panelling and comfy sofas at the front. There is also a pleasant and well maintained garden.
Woodcroft Club 254 High Street Eltham SE9 1AA Formed in 1913. Has its own Bowls Club.
Bat & Ball 275 Court Road Mottingham SE9 4TH Micropub in a former florist’s shop at the end of a terrace of shops which opened on 23rd November 2023. There is wide range of drinks available including draught lagers and wine in addition to cask beer on gravity and bag-in-box cider served from a chilled room. Seating for roughly 30 inside at settles and high stools. Cash or card payment is welcome.
71Southwood 71 Southwood Road New Eltham SE9 3QE Formed in 1927, was refurbished and rebranded as 71Southwood in 2017
New Eltham Social Club 32 Avery Hill Road New Eltham SE9 2BD Founded in 1892 moving to current home in 1901.

Green space in the city of New Eltham

Big green spaces cover the UK and London. However, it may be hard to work out just how much green space there is by just looking at a map. Here is a table below that shows you the green space of New Eltham in more detail.

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 New Eltham any good?

New Eltham 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
Mindo’s Kebab 72 William Barefoot Drive, London 4.3 124
Premier Inn London Eltham hotel 738 Sidcup Road, Eltham, London 4.3 696
Kebab Ye Express 1 & 2, Station Approach, Footscray Road, London 4.3 1029
Pizza Hot 4 You 29 Avery Hill Road, London 4.3 73
Isha Spice Nepali And Indian Takeaway 31a Avery Hill Road, London 4.3 42
Tai Pan 336 Footscray Road, London 4.3 194
China Express 122 William Barefoot Drive, London 4.3 67
Ababil Tandoori 242 Green Lane, London 4.3 51
Katsu Shoku Pan-Asian Restaurant Sidcup 754 Sidcup Road, London 4.3 158
Best chicken New Eltham ( Sidcup road ) 746 Sidcup Road, London 4.3 78
Zavi Restaurant 747-753 Sidcup Road, London 4.3 431
Morley’s Chicken – New Eltham 741 Sidcup Road, London 4.3 180
BusyBee Cakes 139 Southwood Road, London 4.3 36
Pope Street 396 Footscray Road, London 4.3 472
Spicy Corner 381 Footscray Road, London 4.3 49
Le Spice New Eltham 342 Footscray Road, London 4.3 107
Emerald Food Centre 369 Footscray Road, London 4.3 52
Pizza Hot 4 U 369 Footscray Road, London 4.3 N/A
Ruchita 31 Avery Hill Road, London 4.3 50
Lai Loi Street Vietnamese kitchen & Oriental Store 25 & 27Avery, Hill road, London 4.3 185

The facilities you might need in New Eltham

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

Schools around New Eltham

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the New Eltham vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Bright Horizons New Eltham Day Nursery and Preschool 699 Sidcup Road, London 4.8 16
Lollipops Childcare 88 Southwood Road, London 4.2 11
Tom Fricker 29 Lannoy Road, London N/A N/A
Ben Ferrari Music Guitar & Bass Lessons 46 Lannoy Road, London 5 9
Village Nurseries – Mottingham 220 Mottingham Road, London 4.5 8
St Olave’s Prep School 110 Southwood Road, London 4 4
Montbelle Primary School Milverton Way, London 3.4 11
Marjorie McClure School 110 Slades Drive, Chislehurst 5 1
cverdbytn 738 Sidcup Road, London N/A N/A
Greenacres Primary School & Early Years Centre Witherston Way, London 5 3
Edgebury Primary School Belmont Lane, Chislehurst 4.5 2
Blossom Years Children’s Nursery 2C Imperial Way, Chislehurst N/A N/A
Wyborne Primary School Wyborne Primary School, Footscray Road, London 3.7 6
Ravensworth Primary School Ravensworth Road, London 3.1 13

Are there many post offices in the region of New Eltham?

Want to send and receive parcels easily? There is no better way to do that than having a post office nearby. Not only do they provide post services but post office in New Eltham can provide a wide range of services such as: sending money or subscribing post insurance. Here is the list of post offices in your next area

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Mound Post Office 1 The Mound, William Barefoot Drive, London 4.6 13
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox New Eltham, London 0 0
New Eltham Post Office 409 Footscray Road, London 3.9 44

Tube & Train stations in and around New Eltham

We assembled the train and tube stations of New Eltham 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
New Eltham United Kingdom 3.8 40

How many hospitals, pharmacies and doctors are there in New Eltham?

New Eltham has 3 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
Coldharbour Surgery (Lead GP- Dr. Baksh) 79 William Barefoot Drive, London 2 38
Life Line Screening Church Hall, Southold Rise, St Albans N/A N/A
New Eltham Medical Centre The Surgery, 52 Thaxted Road, London 3.2 82

How’s the local life around New Eltham

It could be that New Eltham 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 New Eltham. We want to make finding things easy, so here’s a link to see upcoming happenings in New Eltham. Also, knowing what’s available in New Eltham 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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You are not 100% sure that you want to move in New Eltham? 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.

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Mottingham See the guide here
Horn Park See the guide here
Eltham See the guide here
Chislehurst See the guide here
Longlands See the guide here
Chinbrook See the guide here
Mottingham See the guide here
Horn Park See the guide here
Eltham See the guide here

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