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Sydenham

Architecture and property

Sydenham’s properties are mainly a mixture of Victorian and Edwardian terrace houses. Like much of South London the area grew rapidly around the 1900s creating a high demand for family homes. Renowned for beautiful and unique architecture Sydenham currently has 7 separate Conservation Area varying from the Large Edwardian Houses that line the Thorpes Estate, to Lammas Green; a housing estate built in 1950’s by the Corporation of London to rehome residents whose own homes had been destroyed by bombs during WWII. Sydenham remains at the more affordable end of South East London’s property prices and with its wide variety of architecture there is something to suit every taste.

Eating and drinking

Sydenham has received huge investment into its dining and hospitality options over the last few years. The Cobbs Corner area in particular has benefitted from the opening of The Greyhound Pub and a Nando’s more recently. There is a variety of eateries and coffee shops on Sydenham’s High Streets whilst off the beaten track places like the Dulwich Wood House remain a firm favourite with locals.

Parks and commons

When you think of Green space in London, it’s fair to say South East London is certainly not lacking in that department. Sydenham has 2 main parks, Mayow Park which can be found just a short walk away from Sydenham Station and Sydenham Wells Park, which was once the site of the actual Crystal Palace following its relocation after the Great Exhibition. On the Sydenham borders sits Crystal Palace Park, one of the largest parks in the area a must visit for families and famous for its dinosaur inhabited lake. For those who prefer the more rugged outdoors, Sydenham Hill Woods is a wonderful place to explore and remains a firm favourite with the 4-legged locals.

Famous residents

Sydenham certainly has its fair share of household names. Here is a handful of the famous faces to have graced SE26: Lawrie Park Avenue was once home to model and actress, Kelly Brook & her Titanic actor boyfriend at the time, Billy Zane. French Connection model and Team GB Olympic diver turned Hollywood Hardman, Jason Statham was born in Sydenham. West end star and How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? winner, Connie Fisher, originally from Northern Ireland is a more recent Sydenham resident.

Transport

 Sydenham actually benefits from 3 train stations, Sydenham, Sydenham Hill & Lower Sydenham. The 3 stations offer residents services from the London Overground, South Eastern & Southern Rail services. 

Education

With a selection of Primary and Secondary, independent and publicly funded schools in the area, parents have a lot of options when it comes to their children’s education. From Ofsted outstanding primary schools like Eliot Bank, the Independent girls’ school, Sydenham High and faith schools like St Bartholomew’s C.E. there’s a perfect school for every child. 

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