Area Guide

Catford Overview

Located in the London Borough of Lewisham, Catford incorporating Rushey Green, covers the whole SE6 postcode. The South Circular runs through the heart of Catford which also borders Lewisham, Hither Green, Forest Hill, Crofton Park, Grove Park, Downham and Bromley. Over the years Catford has developed into a very multi cultural area and appeals to a wide variety of people – commuters, young families and the retired. Since the mid 1980’s, a large black and white cat has been draped over the entrance sign to the Catford Shopping Centre on Rushey Green. Spike Milligan and Sir Henry Cooper are both past residents.

Attractions

One of the town’s best attractions is the Grade II listed Broadway Theatre which opened in 1932 – a wonderful example of art deco architecture with its varied programme of shows and events.

Lewisham People’s Day is hosted annually in one of London's best open spaces and another of Catford’s attractions - Mountsfield Park which also hosts arts and craft fairs, fairground attractions and cultural music and dance events. Ladywell Arena running track is also close and is well used by local clubs.

Catford's multi cultural community is reflected in its range of restaurants, cafes and pubs serving food from a global perspective.  Catford's oldest pub is the Black Horse & Harrow (now called the Goose on the Green). The pub has existed since at least 1700, though the present building dates from 1897.

The Property Market

Catford is highly desirable due to the Corbett Estate (period housing built in Victorian and Edwardian times) and the popular Culverley Green Conservation area which has some of the location’s largest properties.  These are ideal for families and young professionals. We serve some of the prime locations in Catford including the area between Bellingham and Catford town centre itself where there is an abundance of 1920’s/1930’s housing.

Transport Links

Catford is served by three overground train stations – Bellingham and Catford (Sevenoaks to Blackfriars) and Catford Bridge (Hayes to Charing Cross).  The DLR at Lewisham is nearby with connections to Canary Wharf, Bank, City Airport and Stratford.  Catford is well served by various bus routes to central London and Bromley. The A205 South Circular runs through Catford and the A2 is only a short drive away.  The nearest tube station is New Cross/New Cross Gate.