Lewisham Council - Downham and Whitefoot


Downham and Whitefoot

An area with a strong sense of community, a leisure centre, library and shops.

Local events

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NPLQ course 16+

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 24 August 8am to 5pm

Week-long lifeguard course to qualify you to become a lifeguard. Candidates must be 16+ and be able to swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds and swim 100 metres consistently.


55+ active social

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 24 August 2pm to 3.30PM

Sessions for older people aged 55+ to enjoy sports and activities they may not usually take part in (Boccia, short mat bowls, walking football, athletics, tennis, netball). There is also a break for teas and coffees!


Baby Bounce and Rhyme Free

Downham Library 24 August 2pm to 2.30PM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories for 0-2 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.


Change4Life Family Fitness

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 24 August 4.30PM to 5.15PM

Sessions will be family fitness sessions with the Change4Life 10 minute Disney shake up added in!


Stars Tae Kwon Do Academy Kids Class

HAKA Sports Complex 24 August 6.30PM to 7.30PM

Tae Kwon Do training for 5–14-year-olds


Schools in the area:


Downham was mostly farmland until the 1920s with a rifle range that was close to today's Rangefield Road. London county Council bought the farmland between 1920-23 and built two-storey brick houses with gardens.