Catford Area Guide

Discover what Catford has to offer

Catford Area Guide

Architecture and property

An affordable pocket of South-East London, Catford boasts an eclectic selection of beautiful homes with amazing transport links, in particular the "Twin Catford Stations". The Corbett estate is as desirable today as it was when Archibald Corbett started building houses in 1896. The Edwardian Homes in the Culverley Conservation Area are very grand and the "Catford Green Development" offer a diverse selection of homes for first time buyers or families climbing the ladder.

Eating and drinking

If you are out and about in Catford you will not be short of ideas for somewhere to enjoy a coffee, your favourite tipple or some delicious food to refuel. The Catford Food Festival offers an array of delicious dishes from local chefs the last Sunday of every month. The Bottle Bar serves some jaw-droppingly good homemade Gin and locally brewed craft beers. You could also enjoy one of the best pints of Guinness outside of Ireland at The Blythe Hill Tavern, or enjoy a beer at "The Ninth Life", one of Time Out London's places to visit on a night out in London.

Parks and commons

A super selection of landscaped spaces can be found in Catford. You can find many activities for the whole family in Catford's green spaces. Whether it's taking the children football training at Abbotshall Road Playing Fields, experiencing the famous Blythe Hill Festival with breathtaking views of London at Blythe Hill Fields, or a communal yoga class in the stunning Ladywell Fields, there's something for everyone. For those that want to see more of Catford, The Waterlink Way is also a sensational cycle route.

Famous residents

A diverse and wonderful bunch of famous residents have lived hidden behind some of the famous old doors in SE6. The Bishop of Johannesburg and Archbishop of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, resided on Brownhill Road in the early 70s and was awarded the Freedom of the Borough of Lewisham in 1990. Britain's Boxing hero Sir Henry Cooper, famous for his fights with the then Cassius Clay, also resided in SE6. Although he is a Suffolk boy, Ed Sheeran shot the video to his 2021 #1 single Bad Habits in the heart of Catford.


The Twin Catford Stations (Catford & Catford Bridge) provide transport to a whole host of London Stations and into South West London. These stations are classed as Zone 3. With direct trains to London Bridge, Cannon Street, Charing Cross and Waterloo in under 30 minutes, the Thameslink train also provides direct access to Farringdon & Kings Cross.

There is also a reliable bus route along Catford Road, where commuters can hop on the 47 to London Bridge, the 171 to Aldwych, and the 185 to Victoria.


Catford boasts many wonderful schools where your child can excel and reach their full potential. From primary school right through to secondary school and beyond, there are some incredible choices.
Some of the local school options include:

Council Tax

Council tax band Council tax charge for 2021-2022 Value of property on 1 April 1991
A £1,162.41 up to £40,000
B £1,356.15 £40,001 to £52,000
C £1,549.18 £52,001 to £68,000
D £1,743.62 £68,001 to £88,000
E £2,131.09 £88,001 to £120,000
F £2,518.56 £120,000 to £160,000
G £2,906.03 £160,001 to £320,000
H £3,487.24 over £320,000
Buying or renting with us

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Discovery is part of the excitement in finding a new home. At Stanfords we are full of useful information about the locality and are here to answer your questions to make sure you’re fully informed when making such a big decision.

Call local agent Stanfords for a Lettings and Estate Agent in Catford that can really help on 02086903656.

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Call the office and chat to one of our consultants about your needs, we're happy to chat through the benefits of moving locally and your needs.

We do our best to make sure that it’s the relevant properties to your search that will be sent to you; however, we try to show a little diversity in case something grabs your attention. At times we will call you to check that you are still looking and make sure that your criteria haven’t changed.

We are available for appointments 6 days a week and will do our best to arrange viewings for you during the daytime so you get to see the property and locality clearly. We don't believe 'Virtual viewings' are true reflections or provide all the visual and physical information that you need to get a clear picture about a property, its immediate surroundings and general locality.

We will walk you through the step by step process of moving forwards with a property whether it be Sales or Lettings.