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

Local events

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A Midsummer Night's Dream (all female cast)

The London Theatre - New Cross 20 July 8pm to 10.15PM

Skakespeare's most famous comedy

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Cleanup UK Beautiful Boroughs Project – Lewisham Launch Free

Woodpecker Youth Community Centre 21 July 1pm to 3pm

Community cleanup on Woodpecker road

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A Midsummer Night's Dream (all female cast)

The London Theatre - New Cross 21 July 8pm to 10.15PM

Skakespeare's most famous comedy

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Woodpecker Summer Programme Free

Woodpecker Youth Club 23 July 12.15PM to 5.15PM

Summer fun; various activities & trips for young people aged 8-19 years & up to 25 years with SEND

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Stand-up comedy course

The London Theatre - New Cross 23 July 7pm to 10pm

Learn stand-up comedy with the London Comedy Course.

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Find more events in New Cross

Local democracy

The area is in New Cross ward.

Regeneration

Families

Parks and open spaces

Leisure and arts

Transport

Rail

  • 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

Bus

Walking and cycling

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History

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.