Lewisham Council - New Cross


New Cross

Musical connections galore, New Cross is a vibrant area, home to Goldsmiths, University of London.

Local events

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Stop Smoking Clinic - New Cross/Deptford Free

Waldron Health Centre 18 October  12 noon to 7.30PM

Stop smoking with a friendly advisor from the NHS


Albany Gardening Club Free

The Albany Centre and Theatre 19 October 3pm to 7pm

Would you like to learn how to grow your own food? Then come and join us every Thursday and the last Saturday afternoon of every month for our gardening club. See the Albany website for more information.


Dance for Health and Wellbeing (Chinese Yoga)

Goldsmiths University of London 19 October 5.30PM to 7pm

Based on the principles of Chinese dance and traditional Chinese healthcare beliefs, this dance is intended to not only give students a fun way of keeping fit with exercise, but will also promote your general wellbeing and health.


Asian Contemporary Dance

Goldsmiths University of London 19 October 7pm to 8.30PM

This course is for those with previous dance experience who wish to gain a knowledge of and experience in Asian Contemporary Dance. This course will look at the styling and movement performed by current dancers from Asia today.


Saturday Chinese Martial Arts for Children

Goldsmiths University of London 21 October 2.45PM to 3.45PM

This course introduces children to the basic skills of Chinese martial arts, giving students an understanding of Chinese culture and enhancing their physical and mental wellbeing.


Find more events in New Cross

Local democracy

The area is in New Cross ward.



Parks and open spaces

Leisure and arts



  • New Cross – Charing Cross, Cannon Street, Hayes, Barnehurst, Orpington and East London Line
  • New Cross Gate – London Bridge, Victoria, Horsham, Caterham and East London Line


Walking and cycling

Schools in the area:


New Cross was once a heavily wooded area known as Hatcham. The ancient and important road from London to Dover and Canterbury, now the A2, runs through the area and in the 18th century travellers using the road paid tolls at the junction of Queens Road and New Cross Road. The gate was called New Cross Gate, after the New Cross Inn, which stood nearby.

In 1614 most of the land here was bought by the Haberdashers Company. However, it wasn’t until the 1860s that they began to transform the area building palatial houses and founding a grammar school using money from a charity founded by Robert Aske.