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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).

Local events

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Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children

St Georges church 18 January 7pm to 8.30PM

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children

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Yoga for children

St George's Church 19 January 5.15PM to 6pm

Iyengar yoga for children

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Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children

St Georges church 19 January 7pm to 8.30PM

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children

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St David Coffee House open evenings

St David Coffee House 20 January 8am to 1am

We are now open until 11pm serving wine, craft beer and food.

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Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children

St Georges church 20 January 7pm to 8.30PM

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children

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Schools in the area:

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.