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Hither Green

Find out more about Hither Green including local events, democracy, schools, transport links and more.

Local democracy

The area is in Lewisham Central ward.

Families

  • St Swithun's Children's Centre
  • Marvel's Lane Children's Centre
  • Torridon Children's Centre

Parks and open spaces

Leisure and arts

Transport

Rail

  • Hither Green – Charing Cross, Sevenoaks, Gravesend and Deptford

Bus

Walking and cycling  

Schools in the area:

History

Although by the 18th century Hither Green had become a picturesque neighbourhood swathed in farmland and country manors, originally it was founded on land that had not been inhabited since the Black Death of 1350.

The Scottish MP Archibald Corbett transformed most of Hither Green, building more than 3,000 houses alongside schools, churches and libraries. He also deliberately included no public houses!

Useful websites