Lewisham Council - New Cross


New Cross

Find out more about New Cross including local events, democracy, schools, transport links and more.

Local events

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Active You! Free dance classes for women of all commmunities Free

 24 October 10am to 11am

Open to women of all communities who want to dance, keep active, meet others in their community


SMASHcamp:Astro-Travel 2018 (day science camp!) Free

Somerville Adventure Playground 25 October 9.30AM to 6pm

One day science camp for the astronauts of the future! Train as an astronaut with physical challenges, hands-on experiments and more!


Branching Out

Telegraph Hill Centre 25 October 10am to 2pm

Weekly gathering of over 55s, more isolated adults in a welcoming, safe environment.


Black History Month Vintage Tea with African Drumming Free

Moonshot Community Centre 25 October 2pm to 4pm

Open to elders of all communities who want to celebrate Black History Month, socialise and hear some African drumming.


LIZZI STREAKER LIZZIE STREAKER (The Anachronistic Play) A modern take on the Greek Classic Lysistrata

The London Theatre - New Cross 27 October - 28 October 8pm to 6pm

A modern take on the Greek Classic Lysistrata by Aristophanes where the women refuse their men until they stop going to war.


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.

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