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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Christmas tree day

Shannon's Garden Centre 17 December 10am to 4pm

Enjoy mulled wine and sweet treats as you shop for your Christmas tree.


Music Changes Moods Workshop  Free

TNG Youth & Community Centre 18 December 7.30PM to 8.30PM

Gold selling, chart topping Mc Fizzy will be delivering a 9 week music workshop which will involve song writing, music production and an opportunity for future growth and for the final track to be played on radio.


Seated exercises

Sydenham community library service 19 December 11am to 12 noon

Exercises sitting down.


Stop Smoking Clinic - Sydenham Free

Sydenham Green Group Practice 20 December 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) 21 December 4pm to 6pm

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


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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.

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Council services over the Christmas and New Year period

Find out about changes to council services over the Christmas and New Year period.

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