Is Western Ladywell a nice place to live in?

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ The SE postcode area covers a broad area of the south-east of the London, England post town from the Albert Embankment to West Heath and the nearest edges of Sidcup and Selhurst. It loosely corresponds to the boroughs of Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich plus indicated parts of the boroughs of Croydon (north), Lambeth (east), Bexley (west) and Bromley (northwest). “

Some great things about Western Ladywell

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

Supermarkets in Western Ladywell

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

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What type of green space is there in Western Ladywell?

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if Western Ladywell offers space for strolls or picnics.

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 Western Ladywell any good?

Western Ladywell has a range of different eateries. This is important for someone who is moving to an area who wants to be able to eat out and not cook every day. The below table gives you an overview of what options you have.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Ladywell Kebab & Steak House 109 Ladywell Road, London 4.3 172
Mai Hong 105 Ladywell Road, London 4.3 77
The Madras Restaurant 244 Lewisham High Street, London 4.3 310
Ravensbourne Restaurant University Hospital Lewisham, Green Zone, 1, Lewisham High Street, London 4.3 70
Morleys Lewisham 312 Lewisham High Street, London 4.3 128
La Parma Pizzeria (Lewisham) 252 Lewisham High Street, London 4.3 188
The Blue Room Manwood Road, London 4.3 25
Enish Lewisham 228 Lewisham High Street, London 4.3 1685
Chick Chicken 81 Rushey Green, London 4.3 371
KFC Lewisham – High Street 217 Lewisham High Street, London 4.3 402
Tai Won Mein 90-92 Rushey Green, London 4.3 546
Ladywell Tavern 80 Ladywell Road, London 4.3 801
McDonald’s 166/172 Lewisham High Street, London 4.3 1617
Rumbles 259 Algernon Road, London 4.3 35
New Winner Chinese 278 Lewisham High Street, London 4.3 101
Metros Fried Chicken – Ladywell 85 Ladywell Road, London 4.3 16
The Posh Fish Shop 52 Ladywell Road, London 4.3 21
Ladywell Tandoori 81 Ladywell Road, London 4.3 194
Mamma Dough – Ladywell 40 Ladywell Road, London 4.3 384
New Favourable Chicken, Burgers and BBQ Ribs 222 Algernon Road, London 4.3 3

Are there any good pubs in Western Ladywell?

Being Londoners ourselves, at Cozee, we hold a strong bond with our regular visits to the local pub every week. Why should your experience be any different in your new home? That’s why we’ve thoroughly tested and reviewed all the pubs in Western Ladywell. While we didn’t get the chance to personally visit each one, we certainly wish we could have. Here’s the curated list of the finest pubs in Western Ladywell.

Pub name Name Address Description
Brockley Barge 184 Brockley Road Brockley SE4 2RR Formerly the Breakspear Arms. Ex-Courage, closed in 1994. A wedge shaped corner pub reopened in 2000 by Wetherspoon. New name derives from the nearby Croydon Canal. Spacious interior, with restrained modern décor. All facilities are on the same level here. Popular, good range of ages from 20s to 70s, very good community mix. 10 handpumps on the bar counter in 2 banks, each of 5.
Brockley Brewery & Taproom 31 Harcourt Road Brockley SE4 2AJ Former small local brewery, now just one of their tap rooms open Wednesday to Sunday for both on and off trade. Both cask and bottled beers are available.
Brockley Jack 410 Brockley Road Brockley SE4 2DH Centuries-old coaching inn, this building dates from 1898. Ex-Courage, from 1994 Magic Pub Co, from 1996 Greene King. Imposing building, red brick with fancy stonework, a whale’s shoulder bone near the top which used to be the pub sign, stone and granite ground floor frontage with large front bay window. Fairly spacious interior, refurbished in 2013. One nice fancy wall of dark wood and mirrors, mix of modern upholstered furniture. The Jack Studio Theatre at rear has been here since the 1990s, see its website www.brockleyjack.co.uk. Flame Grill chain menu. Nice rear patio with shelter and fairy lights, where smoking is not permitted. Separate small yard behind to the left, where smoking is permitted. 4 handpumps. Greene King house beer “The Brockley Jack” is sold here.
London Beer Dispensary 389 Brockley Road Brockley SE4 2PH Converted from the Mr Lawrence Wine Bar, this pub originally re-opened in 2014 under the ownership of Late Knights Brewery of Penge. With Late Knights Brewery ceasing trading in August 2016 the beer range here changed to include one of that brewery’s reincarnation as Southey, along with brews from other micro-breweries plus ciders. Wines, spirits and soft drinks are also available. Food is available from the next door Pizza operation. Real ale and cider are sold from 5 handpumps against the rear left hand wall. This is a narrow deep venue, wooden boarded throughout. The front room is attractively dark wood wall panelled to head height, a large on-end barrel provides the bar counter and pay point and is fitted with a T bar dispensing keg beers. It is a deep step down to a long corridor with a shelf which accommodates upright drinking and this leads to the rear room which provides more traditional seating. There is a small covered patio garden at the back which is ideal for smokers. The real ale and cider menu is provided on a blackboard high on the wall above the handpumps. Pub policy is to dispense ales and ciders by default in handled pint and half pint mugs so ask if you want a straight glass. Card payment only here, cash not accepted.
Orchard 5 Harefield Road Brockley SE4 1LW Breakfast is served until 12 in addition to lunch and evening meals. No real ale is available on draught, however, there are many bottled beers from local breweries including Brockley Pale Ale.
Talbot 2 Tyrwhitt Road Brockley SE4 1QG A fine Victorian suburban pub that underwent a significant refurbishment over winter 2021/2022 and re-opened in late May 2022. The expanded, airy interior bar area has a rustic feel, including wooden cladding and vintage light fittings. The first floor former function room is now laid out for dining. In addition to the food hours shown bar snacks are available Monday to Thursday between 3pm and 5pm. Has a spacious outdoor terrace.
Wickham Arms 69 Upper Brockley Road Brockley SE4 1TF Popular ungentrified local. It was a Courage pub from 1853, now Enterprise Inns. Fairly big building. Medium-sized interior, in several areas, plus a separate back room. Off-white ceiling with plasterwork, dark wood panelling, old local photos, red patterned carpet, red upholstered banquettes. Juke box. Quiz Tues. Entertainments Thurs to Sun. Popular with ordinary local custom, range of ages. Two changing real ales, e.g. Adnams Bitter, Brockley Golden and Pale, Fuller London Pride, Harvey Sussex Bitter, Timothy Taylor Landlord. As of Feb 2014 a kitchen is planned and should be in operation by end of March.

Museums & Galleries

An area lives because of the people who live, work and interact. Art is a great way to discover an area in a new way. If you are looking to move in Western Ladywell we definitely recommend that you check for galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. They provide a great source of enjoyment over the weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Migration Museum Lewisham Shopping Centre, London 4.8 327

Gyms to stay in shape in Western Ladywell

Working from home means more gym time for many. With chains like EasyGym and PureGym, it’s easy to stay fit in Western Ladywell.

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

The things you might need in Western Ladywell

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

Schools in and around the area of Western Ladywell

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

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Ladywell Pre-school Early Years Centre, 30 Rushey Mead, London 5 3
Trumpet Lessons 94 Chudleigh Road, London N/A N/A
Lampwick’s Racquet Restringing 97 Manwood Road, London 5 48
Ladywell Childrens Centre 30 Rushey Mead, London 4.9 14
Gordonbrock Primary School Amyruth Road, London 3.5 11
The Music Teacher 94 Chudleigh Road, London N/A N/A
Rob Aitken- Composer & Guitarist 71 Brockley Grove, London N/A N/A
St. Saviour’s R.C. Primary School 10 Bonfield Road, London 4.4 9
Lewisham After School Club 191 – 193 Lewisham High Street, London 4.4 9
Rushey Green Nursery 41 Rushey Green, London 4.2 5
Bass Guitar & Guitar Lessons – West London Music Tutors 87 Courthill Road, London N/A N/A
Jacqueline Grant 122 Tressillian Road, London 4.5 2
Prendergast School Adelaide Avenue, London 3.1 29
Prendergast Ladywell School Manwood Road, London 3.9 16
Abbey Manor College 1 Dressington Avenue, London N/A N/A
The Village Nursery Ladywell Ltd ST Mary’s Centre, Ladywell Road, London 5 1
Step By Step Day Nursery Benden House, Monument Gardens, London 3.5 14
St Mary’s Primary School, Lewisham 329 Lewisham High Street, London 4.6 8
Lewisham Opportunity Pre-School Longbridge Way, London 5 2
Rodett St Mary Pre-School ST Mary’s Centre, Ladywell Road, London 5 1

Post offices in and around the area of Western Ladywell

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. Western Ladywell branches also offer services like money orders and insurance along with mail services. Here they are along with their proximity to the area.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Ladywell Road Post Office 253 Algernon Road, London 3.3 39
Lewisham Delivery Office Royal Mail Lewisham Delivery Office, 32 Engate Street, London 1.8 124
Lewisham Post Office Lewisham Centre, 59 Riverdale, London 1.5 248
Lewisham High Street Post Office 314 Lewisham High Street, London 4.2 34

Tube & Train stations nearby Western Ladywell

Most want transit less than a 15 minute walk from home. We put together train and tube stations in Western Ladywell to help find the optimal area for you. It could be that you don’t mind walking or it could be that public transport is necessary for you to get around.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Ladywell Railway Terrace, London 3.9 39

Health amenities that are in Western Ladywell

Western Ladywell has 5 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
University Hospital Lewisham Lewisham High Street, London 3 641
The Ladywell Unit University Hospital Lewisham, Lewisham High Street, London 2.8 29
Hilly Fields Medical Centre 172 Adelaide Avenue, London 1.7 187
University Hospital Lewisham: Cardiology High Street, London 3 2
University Hospital Lewisham Urgent Care Centre 368 Lewisham High Street, London 3.3 36

What to do in the area of Western Ladywell

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

What else is close by?

You could find your new neighbourhood in an area that is nearby and similar to Western Ladywell. Check out some of our other guides on places nearby so you’re sure your ideal place to buy a property isn’t next door.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Bellingham See the guide here
Forest Hill See the guide here
Catford See the guide here
Honor Oak See the guide here
Lee See the guide here
Crofton Park See the guide here
Ladywell See the guide here
Lewisham See the guide here
Brockley See the guide here
Nunhead See the guide here
Blackheath See the guide here
New Cross Gate See the guide here
New Cross See the guide here
Maze Hill See the guide here
Deptford See the guide here
Evelyn See the guide here
Bellingham See the guide here
Forest Hill See the guide here
Catford See the guide here
Honor Oak See the guide here
Lee See the guide here
Crofton Park See the guide here
Ladywell See the guide here
Lewisham See the guide here
Brockley See the guide here
Nunhead See the guide here
Blackheath See the guide here
New Cross Gate See the guide here
New Cross See the guide here
Maze Hill See the guide here
Deptford See the guide here
Evelyn See the guide here

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What do you think about Western Ladywell?

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