Lewisham Council - Sydenham



This distinct residential community is well served by two rail stations, the Bridge Leisure Centre and a good range of local shops and a library.

Local events

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Seated exercises

Sydenham community library service 20 March 11am to 12 noon

Exercises sitting down.


Write Club (fortnightly writing group for writers in any genre or subject)

Sydenham Centre 20 March 7.30PM to 9.30PM

An informal writing group for writers of all levels of ability and working in any genre or style


Stop Smoking Clinic - Sydenham Free

Sydenham Green Group Practice 21 March 10am to 5pm

Stop smoking with a friendly advisor from the NHS


XLP Bus Youth Club Free

At the top of Hazel Grove (nearest postcode is SE26 4JJ) 22 March 4pm to 6pm

Activities and support for young people, including: Playstation 4, Xbox, laptops, games, beauty bar, music, toast and chats.


Mini Movie - 11 Wk Drama Course Pri Mini/ Junior session (6-11 years)

The Bird's Nest 22 March 5pm to 6pm

Action-packed drama course where kids create/ feature in their very own movie & screening!


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Local democracy

The area is in Sydenham ward.

Parks and open spaces


Leisure and arts




Walking and cycling

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Sydenham started out as a small settlement, a few cottages among the woods, whose inhabitants grazed their animals and collected wood. In the 1640s, springs of water in what is now Wells Park were discovered to have medicinal properties, attracting crowds of people to the area.

Sydenham grew rapidly in the 19th century after the introduction of the canal in 1801, and then the relocation of the Crystal Palace in 1852 (until it burnt down in 1936). Thanks to the exhibitions and concerts subsequently held in the Palace, Sydenham became a fashionable area to live and visit.