Area Guide - Buying Properties in New Cross


New Cross and New Cross Gate, situated between Deptford and Camberwell, are part of the historically named Hatcham area. Today, these neighbourhoods are renowned for their vibrant and creative atmosphere, largely influenced by the presence of Goldsmiths College, University of London. Located in bustling South London, the main road leads to the southern coast at Dover. Telegraph Hill offers breathtaking views, and the housing options include attractive Victorian villas and terraces.
A significant project is underway by Mount Anvil above and adjoining New Cross Station, involving the development of a Sainsbury's store in an innovative style integrated into the residential complex.


Hatcham traced back to the Domesday Book of 1086, remained a rural area until the 17th century when it was acquired by the Haberdashers as an investment. Market gardens, including the Golden Cross pub, thrived, inspiring the name New Cross. New Cross Gate originated from a toll gate in 1718. In the 19th century, New Cross became a maze of roads and railways, with the railway introduced in 1839. The Royal Naval School, now Goldsmiths, was established in 1843, and Millwall Football Club followed in 1885. Tragedies include a V2 bomb in 1944 and the New Cross Fire in 1981, claiming thirteen lives.

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Telegraph Hill Park: New Cross

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  • New Cross station is on the London Overground with trains to London Bridge and London Victoria, north to Dalston and Southeastern trains to Cannon Street and Charing Cross.
  • Numerous bus routes run through the New Cross area.

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New Cross Station (Zone 2)


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