Area Guide - Buying Properties in Catford


Catford, a well-connected south London neighbourhood, harmoniously blends Victorian and Edwardian charm with post-World War II developments. The area is distinguished by a striking black and white cat sculpture and features a mix of historic and modern architecture. Catford Broadway Theatre, Catford food market, and cultural landmarks such as Lewisham's civic centre contribute to Catford's vibrant character.


Catford's origins trace back to a ford across the river Ravensbourne, maintaining its rural character until the advent of the railway in 1857. Mentioned in the 13th century, a portion of the manor was sold during that time. The Black Horse and Harrow, the oldest pub, is thought to have originated in 1701, now housed in a 19th-century building. Housing near Catford Bridge emerged in 1745, and substantial development ensued with the Corbett estate from 1885 to 1911.

Leisure & Amenities

Places to go and things to do:

Active Life:

  • 5- a-side football league - Jubilee Ground
  • Waterlink Way - riverside walk along the Ravensbourne

Restaurants/Bars in Catford:


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