Lewisham Council - Forest Hill
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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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Male Carers Support Group Free

 27 April 10.30AM to 12.30PM

If you would like to meet up with other men who have caring responsibilities for mutual advice and support, plus occasional outings, Carers Lewisham has a support group for men who are carers that meets once a month.


Yoga for children

St George's Church 27 April 5.15PM to 6pm

Iyengar yoga for children


Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children - yoga in Forest Hill

St George's Church 27 April 7.30PM to 9pm

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children.


St David Coffee House open evenings

St David Coffee House 28 April 8am to 1am

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


Self management course for Carers Free

 28 April 12.30PM to 3.30PM

The course is delivered over 6 weekly sessions lasting three hours each. It will give you practical solutions and techniques to support you as a carer and the people you care for.


Schools in the area:


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.