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Discover Lewisham

Whether you want to shop for food or gifts, catch a film or get a haircut, meet for drinks or find to someone to fix your boiler - Lewisham's indie businesses have you covered.

Our borough is bursting with fantastic indie shops, bustling markets, lively bars, excellent restaurants, great entertainment venues and so much more. Read on for some suggestions but please note this is not an exhaustive list of the borough’s businesses. If you have a recommendation, please get in touch.

Discover Lewisham’s favourite eats

Whether you're catching up with friends, dining out with family or celebrating a special occasion - head to Lewisham’s restaurants. From indulgent plates, to light bites, to buffet-style extravaganzas - there's something for every taste.

· Bona Pizzeria (Forest Hill) 

25 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN

· Buster Mantis (Deptford)

3-4 Resolution Way, SE8 4NT

· Chicha (Lewisham)

22 Loampit Hill, SE13 7SW

· Everest Inn (Blackheath)

41 Montpelier Vale, SE3 0TJ

· Parlez (Brockley)

16 Coulgate Street, SE4 2RW

Discover Lewisham's cafés

Lewisham's café scene is better than ever. Whether you're after a caffeine fix or a freshly squeezed juice, afternoon tea or a full English - support our local businesses.

· Arlo and Moe (Crofton Park)

340 Brockley Road, SE4 2BT

· Le Delice (Ladywell)

38 Ladywell Road, SE13 7UZ

· Maggies Cafe and Restaurant (Lewisham)

320-322 Lewisham Road, SE13 7PA

· Rhubarb and Custard (Lee)

17 Burnt Ash Road, SE12 8RG

· Wanderlust Eatery (Catford)

88 Verdant Lane, SE6 1LF

· You Don't Bring Me Flowers (Hither Green)

15 Staplehurst Road, SE13 5ND 

Discover Lewisham’s pubs and bars

Heading out for drinks? Raise a glass to Lewisham’s independent pubs and bars. Our borough is brimming with fantastic places to grab a pint, sip a cocktail, catch some live music or have a bite to eat.

· Drink at Bob's (Hither Green)

214 Hither Green Lane, SE13 6RT

· Elements Bar (Lee)

207 Lee High Road, SE13 5PQ

· The Fellowship Inn (Bellingham)

Randlesdown Road, SE6 3BT

· The Dog and Bell (Deptford)

116 Prince Street, SE8 3JD 

· The Greyhound (Sydenham)

313-315 Kirkdale, SE26 4QB

· Perry Hill Pub (Catford)

78-80 Perry Hill, SE6 4EY  

Discover Lewisham's dance floors 

Lewisham has plenty of great venues, if you want to strut your stuff on the dance floor!

· Fox and Firkin (Ladywell)

316 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6JZ

Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet (various locations)

Check website for venue information and to book tickets.

· Job Centre (Deptford)

120-122 Deptford High Street, SE8 4NP

· New Cross Inn (New Cross)

323 New Cross Road, SE14 6AS

· Ninth Life (Catford)

167 Rushey Green, SE6 4BD

· Rivoli Ballroom (Crofton Park)

350 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY

Discover Lewisham’s family fun

Want to catch a film on the big screen? Perhaps you fancy a trip to the theatre? How about an afternoon of crafting or excitement at the funfair? Lewisham has something to keep the whole family entertained.

· Catford Mews (Catford)

32 Winslade Way, SE6 4JU

· The Albany (Deptford)

Douglas Way, SE8 4AG

· Brockley Jack Theatre (Crofton Park)

410 Brockley Road, SE4 2DH

· Horniman Museum and Gardens (Forest Hill)

100 London Road, SE23 3PQ

· Lewisham Lanes

11-29 Belmont Hill, SE13 5AU 

· Beckenham Place Park (Beckenham)

Beckenham Hill Road, BR3 1SY

Discover Lewisham’s food shopping

Whether you’re after Simnel cake, hot cross buns, chocolate eggs or daily essentials, Lewisham’s fantastic independent shops have your foodie needs covered this Easter and beyond.

· Marvellous Greens and Beans (Honor Oak)

72 Brockley Rise, SE23 1LN

· Antonio Delicatessen (Lewisham)

23 Lewis Grove, SE13 6BG

· Good Food (Sydenham)

26B Sydenham Road, SE26 5QW

· Lewisham Open Market

Lewisham High Street, SE13 6AT

· Cat Food Cakes (Brockley)

Orders online only. 

Discover Lewisham’s gifts for children

Games, books, puzzles, clothes and more – you can find gift ideas galore for younger ones, in our many independent gift shops.

· Gently Elephant (Brockley)

169 Brockley Road, SE4 2RS

· Ottie and the Bea (Blackheath)

12 Old Dover Road, SE3 7BT

· The Find Store (Lee)

133 Burnt Ash Road, SE12 8RA

· Moon Lane Books (Forest Hill)

300 Stanstead Road, SE23 1DE

· Jumping Bean (Honor Oak)

45 Honor Oak Park, SE23 1AE

Discover Lewisham’s gifts for grown-ups

Why should children have all the fun? Lewisham’s independent businesses have a huge range of gift ideas for adults too. Offering everything from recipe books to clothes, from houseplants, to bottled cocktails – they have your every gifting need covered.

· Magi Gifts (Brockley)

193 Brockley Road, SE4 2RS

· House of Lewisham

18 Catford Broadway, SE6 4SN

· Bottle Bar and Shop (Catford)

2 Catford Broadway, SE6 4SP

· Bunka (Forest Hill)

4 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3XU

· SHAPESLewisham

Orders online only.

· Beckenham Place Park (Beckenham)

Beckenham Hill Road, BR3 1SY

Discover Lewisham’s hair salons

Want to look the part in all those Easter selfies or family photos? Whether you’d like treat yourself to a trim, a manicure, or full-on pampering session – a visit to the borough’s independent hair and beauty salons will ensure you feel like a million dollars.

· Barbaros Hair Salon (Honor Oak)

58 Honor Oak Park, SE23 1DY

· Inspire Beauty (Catford)

34-35 Winslade Way, SE6 4JU

· George's Barber (Hither Green)

228 Hither Green Lane, SE13 6RT

· Stonewalk Beauty (Downham)

644 Downham Way, BR1 5HN

· Tuttii Fruittii (Deptford)

2C Douglas Way, SE8 4AG

Discover Lewisham's tradespeople

· Catford Glass Shop (Catford)

122 Bromley Road, SE6 2UN

· Koala Vans

Online only.

· Mister Cobbler (Catford)

158 Rushey Green SE6 4HQ

· The Considerate Plumber (Catford)

57 Nelgarde Road, SE6 4TB

· Selectric (Blackheath)

15 Lee Road, SE3 9RQ