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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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#Outcome: Photographs from Tom Dingley

Seniors  6 March 9am to 5pm

Sample some portraits from Lewisham based photographer Tom Dingley’s #Outcome, which pose the question: What does a gay person look like?

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Learn My Way IT Support Session Free Council

Forest Hill Library 6 March 9.30AM to 11.30AM

Supported Learning Sessions for Basic IT users

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Underwater hockey

Forest Hill Pools 6 March 7.15PM to 8.15PM

A weekly club where beginners can learn how to play underwater hockey.

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Iyengar yoga classes

St George's Church 6 March 7.30PM to 8.45PM

Iyengar yoga general classes.

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Horniman Farmers' Market Free

Horniman Museum and Garden 7 March 9am to 1pm

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

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Learn My Way IT Support Session Free Council

Forest Hill Library 7 March 9.30AM to 11.30AM

Supported Learning Sessions for Basic IT users

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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.