Forest Hill


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Birthplace of:
Leslie Howard
Lionel Jeffries

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Folk Customs:
April Fools Day
Baddeley Cake
Beating the Tower Boundaries
Blessing of the Throats
Bonfire Night
Changing of the Quill
Doggett's Coat and Badge Race
Footbridge Rent of one Red Rose
Hot Cross Buns for the Widow’s son
Mass for the executed Charles I
Quit Rents Ceremony
Vintners' Company Procession

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Forest Hill is a pleasant south-London suburb situated between Dulwich and Sydenham. The "forest" part of the name is thought to refer to Sydenham Hill Wood and Dulwich Woods, which were originally part of the Great North Wood, now largely vanished. The district remains very hilly, affording spectacular views over London (especially at night) and Kent. Forest Hill has in recent years become increasingly attractive to home-buyers. Due to plans to extend the East London line into the area, it has received substantial investment, and a variety of new restaurants and other amenities have opened. The refurbished Dartmouth Arms, beside Forest Hill station, is a widely acclaimed gastropub that also promotes the work of local artists. The pub is closely associated with the development of Forest Hill: the station was originally called Dartmouth Arms after the humble inn, which was forced to relocate to bigger, adjacent premises in 1866 when business started booming. The nearby Hob pub, meanwhile, is well-known on the stand-up comedy circuit. The most famous attraction in Forest Hill is the Horniman Museum, which includes an aquarium and huge displays of taxidermy and musical instruments. Its Grade II-listed gardens have won a Green Flag and many other accolades.


Horniman Museum & Gardens

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Farmers Market

Horniman Farmers Market

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Bird in Hand
Blythe Hill Tavern
Dartmouth Arms
Forest Hill Tavern
Herne Tavern


Babur Brasserie
Bird in Hand
Blythe Hill Tavern
Dartmouth Arms
Forest Hill Tavern
Herne Tavern


Christ Church CofE Primary School
Dalmain Primary School
Fairlawn Primary School
Forest Hill Secondary School
Holy Trinity C of E Primary School
Horniman Primary School

Kilmorie Primary School
Stillness Infant School


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Glenthurston Holiday Apartments (1.01 miles)

Glenthurston Holiday Apartments
Glenthurston is a family run business, established in April 1998. We pride ourselves on giving families a real home from home experience that is greatly appreciated when holidaying with children.

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Raymont Hall (1.07 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

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113 Pepys Road (1.40 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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Loring Hall (1.72 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.

Close to maritime Greenwich, the Oval cricket ground and Canary ... More | visit website

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Wishing Well Inn (1.76 miles)

Wishing Well Inn

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deally located only 8 minutes by train from London Bridge, this inn offers high quality accommodation combined with the atmosphere of a good quality, traditional and popular English pub.
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Peckham Lodge (2.20 miles)

Peckham Lodge

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Established in 1849, the Peckham Lodge is a majestic building full of character and original features, occupying a central and strategic location on a main road into Central London. ... More

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Melrose House (2.21 miles)

Melrose House
Melrose House is a family run guest house in a traditionally built Victorian town house with off-street parking, and is situated in a quiet and pretty suburb. Only fifteen minutes from the centre of London, ... More | visit website

Ibis London Greenwich (2.61 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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Clarendon Hotel (2.64 miles)

Clarendon Hotel

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Superbly situated overlooking Blackheath and Greenwich Park, this hotel is ideal for Greenwich, the O2 Arena, Excel exhibition centre in Docklands and Kent. The Clarendon Hotel overlooks historic Blackheath, a true gem ... More

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Devonport House Hotel (2.65 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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