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Lewisham is a borough in south-east London that incorporates a number of smaller districts, all of which make a significant contribution to life in the UK’s capital city. Lewisham is bordered by the boroughs of Greenwich to the east, Bromley to the south and Southwark to the west. The area is for the most part characterised by residential, retail and commercial properties, and by numerous parks and open spaces. The borough covers a series of exceptionally varied and vibrant urban areas within south-east London, which are each very different from one another and quite unique to the capital. Among the best-known and most visited parts of Lewisham are Blackheath, New Cross, Brockley and Hither Green, all of which are well-established as excellent places to live, work and visit in Greater London.
Setting up your business here
Lewisham has a good supply of high quality office space and is a core business area in the context of south London. There are numerous small-to-medium, as well as large-scale companies operating from the borough. A key advantage for the area, as a business location, is its proximity to central London, the City, the West End and Canary Wharf, all of which are easily reached by bus, train, Tube or taxi. Among the businesses operating out of Lewisham are the chartered surveyors ACL, Cunningham Blake Solicitors and the website developers of Singernet Ltd.
A typical office in Lewisham
Here is an example of a typical office in this area:
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Things to do in Lewisham
The list of things to do in Lewisham is almost endless but if you’re looking for a great park to spend your lunch break, try Mountsfield Park in Catford. Other well-kept parks include those such as Ladywell Fields that lie alongside the Ravensbourne River, which runs through the heart of the borough and into the River Thames. Another excellent place to visit in Lewisham is the Horniman Museum & Gardens, a family-friendly location packed with varied and generally fascinating artefacts and exhibits. A short way along London Road in Forest Hill you’ll find one of the best pubs in the area in the Dartmouth Arms. Other local favourites in terms of friendly and welcoming pubs include the Dacre Arms and the Woodman, both of which are in Lee. Lewisham also has a very healthy variety of quality places to eat out, not least the Talbot, a gastro-pub on Lewisham Way, Villa Moura, a Portuguese restaurant on Lee Way, and Smile’s Thai Café in Brockley.