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Forest Hill

Forest Hill has an attractive mix of local shops, a library, the pools, and the Horniman Museum (one of London’s best kept secrets).

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Badger spotting at Forest Hill

Forest Hill Library  22 November 10am to 4pm

Forest Hill library welcomes a taxidermy badger from the Horniman Museum and Garden collection.

 Free Council
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Horniman Farmers' Market Free

Horniman Museum and Garden 22 November 9am to 1.30PM

A locally sourced, locally sold farmers' market selling vegetables, meat, fish, bread, flowers, hot food and much more in the Horniman's glorious Gardens.

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Learn My Way IT Support Session Free Council

Forest Hill Library 22 November 2.30PM to 4.30PM

Supported Learning Sessions for Basic IT users

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Iyengar yoga classes

St George's Church 22 November 7.30PM to 8.45PM

Iyengar yoga general classes.

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Badger spotting at Forest Hill Free Council

Forest Hill Library 23 November 10am to 4pm

Forest Hill library welcomes a taxidermy badger from the Horniman Museum and Garden collection.

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Iyengar yoga classes

St George's Church 23 November 7.30PM to 8.45PM

Iyengar yoga general classes.

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History

Forest Hill is one of the highest hills in London, originally part of the Great North Wood until the mid-19th century it was sparsely inhabited by charcoal burners and woodsmen. The opening of the Forest Hill Station in 1839 (originally called The Dartmouth Arms) gave the first boost to the development of the suburb. Until then the name 'Forest Hill' had been applied exclusively to fifteen or twenty houses in Honor Oak Road.

Collector and politician Frederick Horniman began his collection of artefacts as a public and it became one of the most popular attractions in south London. The current building was opened in 1901 amid a 16-acre park and is open to the public free of charge. Other buildings of architectural merit include the Forest Hill Library, Forest Hill Pools and the Capitol cinema now a J.D Wetherspoons pub.