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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Stop Smoking Clinic - Sydenham Free

Sydenham Green Group Practice 18 October 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) 19 October 4pm to 6pm

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


Improve & Play drop-in tennis coaching

Sydenham Lawn Tennis Club 19 October 8pm to 9pm

A drop-in tennis class for improvers and intermediates. Spend an hour with our Head Coach focusing on tactics and technique followed by social play. Suitable for improver and intermediate players. No need to book.


Junior WriteClub

Sydenham Centre 21 October 10am to 11am

Fun creative writing workshops for children aged 7-12


Showtime: 12 weeks drama course for children aged 5–7

The Bridge Leisure Centre 21 October  12 noon to 1pm

Exciting 12 weeks drama course for children, resulting in live staged performance!


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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.


Lewisham launches London Borough of Culture bid

Sir Steve Bullock, Mayor of Lewisham, is urging residents to get behind the bid ‘LoveitLewisham’.

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