Our high streets are bursting with fantastic indie shops, bustling markets, lively bars, excellent restaurants, great entertainment venues and so much more. It’s the place to be this holiday season.
Read on for some suggestions but please note this is not an exhaustive list of the borough’s businesses.
Discover Lewisham’s festive drinking spots
Heading out for Christmas drinks? Raise a glass to Lewisham’s independent pubs and bars. Our borough is brimming with fantastic places to grab a pint, sip a mulled wine or tuck into a festive feast.
· Drink at Bob's (Hither Green)
214 Hither Green Lane SE13 6RT
· Elements Bar (Lee)
207 Lee High Road SE13 5PQ
· Fox and Firkin (Ladywell)
316 Lewisham High Street SE13 6JZ
· The Dog and Bell (Deptford)
116 Prince Street SE8 3JD
· Ignition Brewery (Sydenham)
The Sydenham Centre, 44A Sydenham Road SE26 5QX
Discover Lewisham’s Christmas menus
Whether you're planning a get-together with friends or want a stress-free family meal on the big day, head to Lewisham’s restaurants. From indulgent plates, to light bites, to buffet-style extravaganzas - there's something for every taste.
· Everest Inn (Blackheath)
41 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath SE3 0TJ
· Chicha (Lewisham)
22 Loampit Hill, Lewisham SE13 7SW
· Buster Mantis (Deptford)
3-4 Resolution Way, London SE8 4NT
· Parlez (Brockley)
16 Coulgate St, London SE4 2RW
Discover Lewisham’s festive family fun
Want to catch a Christmas classic on the big screen? Perhaps you fancy a festive trip to the theatre? How about an afternoon of crafting or excitement at the funfair? Lewisham has something to keep the whole family entertained this holiday season.
· 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
· Beckenham Place Park (Beckenham)
Beckenham Hill Road BR3 1SY
Discover Lewisham’s festive food shopping
Whether you’re after brandy butter, Brussels sprouts, bread sauce, or show-stopping centrepieces, Lewisham’s fantastic independent shops have your festive foodie needs covered.
· 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 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 Rd, London 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
18 Catford Broadway SE6 4SN
· Bottle Bar and Shop (Catford)
2 Catford Broadway SE6 4SP
· Mmea (Honor Oak)
19-21 Brockley Rise SE23 1JG
Orders online only.
Discover Lewisham’s salons this Christmas
Want to look the part in all those festive 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 office party venues
Have you been tasked with planning your work Christmas do? You’ll be pleased to know, our borough is packed to the rafters with fantastic options for a great night out with colleagues – whether you fancy a sit down meal, a boogie or want to go bowling.
· The Fellowship Inn (Bellingham)
Randlesdown Road SE6 3BT
· The Greyhound (Sydenham)
313-315 Kirkdale SE26 4QB
11-29 Belmont Hill SE13 5AU
· Job Centre (Deptford)
120-122 Deptford High Street SE8 4NP
· Perry Hill Pub (Catford)
78-80 Perry Hill SE6 4EY
Discover Lewisham’s gifts that keep on giving
There’s always one person that’s tricky to buy for. If you’re stuck for gift ideas, a thoughtful contribution to a local charity on someone’s behalf can make for a perfect prezzie.
124 Kilmorie Road SE23 2SR
Hope Centre, 118 Malham Road SE23 1AN
· 999 Club
21 Deptford Broadway SE8 4PA
Please buy your card online.
29-39 Clarendon Rise SE13 5ES
Unit 46, Lewisham Centre SE13 7EP
Discover Lewisham's Christmas events and activities
There are lots of festive activities happening on high streets and town centres across the borough – from Christmas markets to craft fairs, from choral performances to the switching-on of lights. Find a list of Lewisham’s Christmas events and activities here.