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New Cross is part of the South London Borough of Lewisham, to its northern end, with Peckham to the west and Deptford north. As an element of the capital it is relatively new, apparently growing as a settlement around a staging post for coaches possibly as late as the 17th century, and only becoming part of the London Council in 1889. The Goldsmith’s Company were of significance in the development of the area, purchasing the then agricultural spot in the 17th century and investing in it over the following two centuries, including purchasing the vacated buildings of a naval school and using them for its technical institute in 1891. From that institution Goldsmiths’ College of the University of London has grown. Goldsmiths has been significant in the cultural life of the area, its students forming a ready audience for new music and particularly in the 1980s for new comedy. The college has many alumni of significance in modern British cultural, including Malcolm McLaren, Antony Gormley, Alex James and Damien Hirst. The energy and edge that feeds into creativity can have its downside, however, and the area can merit the epithet challenging at times. A still unsolved incident that occurred in 1981, the New Cross Fire that killed 13 black youngsters, was alleged to have been caused by arsonists, though now thought accidental, the police investigation then has been much criticized. Four years earlier the area witnessed The Battle of Lewisham between the National Front and anti-fascists.


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Loring Hall (0.22 miles)

Loring Hall

Loring Hall offers accommodation less than twenty minutes from the West End of London by train. Goldsmiths is the perfect base from which to visit London.

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113 Pepys Road (0.62 miles)

113 Pepys Road

This semi-detached Victorian family house is situated on a hill and overlooks Telegraph Hill Park, the first landscaped park of its kind in South East London with 100 year-old oaks. The house is very welcoming, ... More | visit website

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Raymont Hall (0.95 miles)

Raymont Hall

Located on leafy Wickham Road, Raymont Hall is a period residence set in Brockley, a pleasant residential area just 15 minutes from Central London by train or overground and a short walk from the main ... More | visit website


Ibis London Greenwich (1.15 miles)

Ibis London Greenwich
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The Ibis London Greenwich Hotel Is Located In The Greenwich City Center, Close To The Maritime Museum, Observatory 3 Minutes , Greenwich Market And Cutty ... More
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Devonport House Hotel (1.21 miles)

Devonport House Hotel

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Steeped in naval history, this remarkably beautiful building is situated on the prestigious World Heritage site at Greenwich. Devonport House is impeccable in its grandeur and offers accommodation that is ... More

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SACO London - Docklands (1.56 miles)

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This fabulous 24 storey apartment building is located at East India Quay, just a short distance from Canary Wharf. Each spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartment has been individually styled, ... More

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SACO @ Indescon (1.59 miles)

SACO @ Indescon

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Located within minutes of London’s Canary Wharf and just a short distance to The City, these modern and well-designed studio and two bed serviced apartments offer excellent value for money ... More

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Corona Apartments (1.61 miles)

Corona Apartments

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Corona Apartments are situated close to the Millennium Dome, and to the east of Canary Wharf, Europe`s most vibrant and fastest growing business district. The area is renowned for its ... More

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Mo Li Collection - Canary Wharf Serviced Apartments (1.66 miles)

Mo Li Collection - Canary Wharf Serviced Apartments

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MoLi is an international hospitality company focused on providing distinguished self catering and serviced apartments in London, New York City, and Goa. Our fast growing and well appointed portfolio of ... More

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Water Gardens by Bridgestreet (1.68 miles)

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Set in a tranquil landscaped garden, The Water Gardens apartments by BridgeStreet Worldwide are located in the heart of Canary Wharf, Europe’s most vibrant and fastest growing business district. The ... More

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