Is Sydenham Hill made for you? Our guide of the area

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Typical London houses

Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Sydenham is a district of south-east London, England, which is shared between the London boroughs of Lewisham, Bromley and Southwark. Prior to the creation of the County of London in 1889, Sydenham was located in Kent, bordering Surrey. Historically, the area was very affluent, with the Crystal Palace being relocated to Sydenham Hill in 1854. Today, Sydenham is a diverse area, with a population of 28,378 and borders Forest Hill, Dulwich, Crystal Palace, Penge, Beckenham, Catford and Bellingham. “

The facilities you might need in Sydenham Hill

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

Tube & Train stations nearby Sydenham Hill

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 Sydenham Hill 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
Sydenham Hill United Kingdom 3.5 21

Are there many post offices in the region of Sydenham Hill?

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages a breeze. Post office branches in Sydenham Hill 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
Seeley Drive Post Office 35 Seeley Drive, London 3.3 27

The number of hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in Sydenham Hill

Sydenham Hill 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
CureConnect 29 Seeley Drive, London 5 1

In Sydenham Hill, what schools are nearby?

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

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Kirkdale Learning Centre 84 Kirkdale, London N/A N/A
Sydenham School Dartmouth Road, London 3.3 26
Medua’s Bilingual Play School 111 Longton Grove, London 1 1
father larkin nursery & pre school Coombe Road, London N/A N/A
Kelvin Grove Children & Family Centre Kelvin Grove, London N/A N/A
Cherish Day Nursery 2 Jews Walk, London 5 4
Creative Stars Day Nursery Macklin House, Shackleton Close, London 5 2
Sydenham High School GDST 19 Westwood Hill, London 2.9 10
St Bartholomews Pre-school St Bartholomew’s Church Hall, Sydenham, London N/A N/A
Musik Creation Ltd 4 Westwood Hill, Sydenham N/A N/A
Kelvin Grove Primary School Kelvin Grove, London 4.7 16
Eliot Bank School Thorpewood Avenue, London 3.8 12
DULWICH MONTESSORI NURSERY SCHOOL St Stephens Church Hall, College Road, London 4.7 9
Holy Trinity Primary School 88 Dartmouth Road, London 4.1 9
VOCAL LESSONS West London Music Tutors 188A Dartmouth Road, London N/A N/A
Cuddly Bear Day Care Nursery- Sydenham Hill Community Centre, Sydenham Hill, London 4.6 11
Lammas Green Nursery Lammas Green Community Hall, Sydenham Hill, London 4.7 3
TNG YOUTH AND COMMUNITY CENTRE 26-27 Sydenham Hill, London N/A N/A
Cheryl Gaudiano Violin Teacher 43 Longton Avenue, London 1 1
Leo musica 1 Jews Walk, London N/A N/A

How’s the local life around Sydenham Hill

Sydenham Hill is vibrant with life, activities and to find out what to do in your area we recommend you to have a look at websites like Timeout. Timeout updates on a weekly basis things to do in Sydenham Hill. To simplify you the task of finding the page here is the link to see the upcoming events in Sydenham Hill. Also having a clear view of what is available in Sydenham Hill and where is a great way to project yourself within this new area. This is why we created the following map where we gathered all the information you will find in this article.

Some great things about Sydenham Hill

At Cozee we looked at elements defining the area like restaurants, nightlife, parks, and more. Whether you’re a foodie or night owl, Sydenham Hill has something for you. Check out spots below to get a feel for life in Sydenham Hill.

What kind of gyms are there in Sydenham Hill?

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, Sydenham Hill 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 cherish our local pubs. Sydenham Hill 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
Alleyns Head 100 Park Hall Road Dulwich SE21 8BW Situated a short walk from the centre of leafy Dulwich is this large, welcoming M&B Ember Inns pub. Unusually for the area, it offers a range of five beers. Set on its own, the large bar has been effectively partitioned to provide an intimate and cosy environment, well served by the kitchen and its veritable smorgasbord of fish and meat dishes.
Crown & Greyhound 73 Dulwich Village Dulwich SE21 7BJ Large historic pub set in the heart of Dulwich village. Was once two premises – one for the gentry and one for the labourers. Well worth a visit to enjoy the architectural features in this multi-roomed gem. Large paved area at the front and landscaped garden to the rear. Modern classic food served, and 2-4 changing real ales usually available. Reopened in June 2017 after an extended period of closure while it was being converted and extended to provide hotel accommodation.
Rosendale 65 Rosendale Road Dulwich SE21 8EZ This pub, run by Three Cheers Pub Co., has an imposing entrance with a pillared portico, making it stand out from the surrounding buildings. Inside it has been completely modernised with the main focus on the restaurant situated on a raised area at the rear, though the bar area still occupies around half of the space. Some gastropub features are evident: charcoal indigo painted walls, sofas, armchairs and tall tables and stools, wine rack in the bar back, etc. There are no fruit or games machines, and there is some outside seating. A couple of decorative features warrant a mention: framed butterflies on a wall at the back end of the restaurant and a complete wall in the bar area taken by a contemporary depiction of London in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. In addition to the regular real ales, there are rotating guest beers from local and regional brewers.

What kind of restaurants are there?

The below table gives you a good idea of what kind of options there are for eating out. In Sydenham Hill, you may find things like Italian, Chinese or even Indian takeouts. Take a look below if you are visiting or want to move here if eating out is a big deal for you.


What are the range of supermarkets like?

Grocery shopping is another important activity you will do if you move into the area of Sydenham Hill. In the below table, we go over the nearby supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s so you know what the area has to offer for your food shop.

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 Sydenham Hill

One of London’s best features is the large array of public parks and green spaces. See if Sydenham Hill offers room to explore and maybe take your dog for a walk.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Crystal Palace Caravan and Motorhome Club Campsite Old Cople Lane, Crystal Palace Parade, London 4.5 514
Dulwich Woods 5 Peckarmans Wood, London 4.7 371
Sydenham Wells Park Taylor’s Lane, London 4.5 689
Bramble and Rose Landscaping 19 Longfield Crescent, London 4.9 18
South London Scout Centre Grange Lane, London 4.3 146
Crescent Wood Tunnel (Northern Portal) 63 Crescent Wood Road, London 4.7 3
Hillcrest Wood Vigilant Close, London 4.3 13
Sydenham Hill Wood, London Wildlife Trust Crescent Wood Road, London 4.6 394
Wells park -woodland trail 43 Longton Avenue, London 4.8 5
Baxter fields 8 Hassocks Close, London 4.6 26
Sydenham Hill and Dulwich Woods Dulwich, London N/A N/A
Low Cross Wood College Road, London 4.6 5
Amberley Grove Green 27 Westwood Hill, London N/A N/A
Westwood Hill Gate 104 Westwood Hill, London 4 1
Dulwich Horticultural and Chrysanthemum Society (DHCS) Allotment Mercia Court, Highwood Close, London 4 1
Workmen’s Grave Westwood Hill, London 5 1
Community Spaces Sydenham Park, London 4 2
Chulsa Green Agate House, Crystal Palace Park Road, London N/A N/A
Horniman Nature Trail Horniman Museum and Gardens, London Road, London 4.4 48
Fishermen’s Gate 51 Crystal Palace Park Road, London 4.7 3

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 Sydenham Hill, 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.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The View Sydenham Hill, London N/A N/A

What areas are nearby?

You are not 100% sure that you want to move in Sydenham Hill? 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
Anerley See the guide here
Penge See the guide here
Stoneleigh See the guide here
Upper Norwood See the guide here
Crystal Palace See the guide here
Crown Point See the guide here
Gipsy Hill See the guide here
Sydenham See the guide here
West Norwood See the guide here
Bellingham See the guide here
West Dulwich See the guide here
Forest Hill See the guide here
Honor Oak See the guide here
Dulwich Village See the guide here
Crofton Park See the guide here
East Dulwich See the guide here
Anerley See the guide here
Penge See the guide here
Stoneleigh See the guide here
Upper Norwood See the guide here
Crystal Palace See the guide here
Crown Point See the guide here
Gipsy Hill See the guide here
Sydenham See the guide here
West Norwood See the guide here
Bellingham See the guide here
West Dulwich See the guide here
Forest Hill See the guide here
Honor Oak See the guide here
Dulwich Village See the guide here
Crofton Park See the guide here
East Dulwich See the guide here

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

Postcode area Link to our property price guide
SE21 See our property price guide for SE21
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