Lewisham Council - Sydenham



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

Local events

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Seated exercises

Sydenham community library service 24 July 11am to 12 noon

Exercises sitting down.


Stop Smoking Clinic - Sydenham Free

Sydenham Green Group Practice 25 July 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) 26 July 4pm to 6pm

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


600 Seconds: Conflict! - an evening of new short plays by SE London playwrights

The Sydenham Centre  28 July 8pm to 10pm

An evening of new short plays on the theme of 'conflict' performed script in hand by professional actors. Vote for your favourite on the night!


Seated exercises

Sydenham community library service 31 July 11am to 12 noon

Exercises sitting down.


Find more events in Sydenham

Local democracy

The area is in Sydenham ward.

Parks and open spaces


Leisure and arts




Walking and cycling

Schools in the area:


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.