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Friends in Forest Hill

Here you will find some useful links on local businesses, groups and communities in the Forest Hill and surrounding areas. Take a look and get yourself familiar with the local area.

If you have any questions, then let us know at

Background information you might want to know about Forest Hill

Below you will find information about doctors, churches, schools, sporting facilities, allotments, open spaces, local politics and police. If you spot an error, or would like some information added, please contact us at the email address above.


Doctors' Surgeries

Use the online NHS tool to search for a GP. In our experience, you have to call the PCT in order to get a GP to accept you, even though they are supposedly accepting new patients.






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Church of England, Roman Catholic, Mosques, Synagogue, other Christian denominations and other religions. We have used pins for Christian churches and markers for other religions in the map below.



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Church of England

To find out which parish you live in, use A Church Near You.


  • Holy Trinity Centre, Sydenham, SE26 4EA

  • St Augustine's Church, One Tree Hill, SE23 3LE

  • Christ Church, Forest Hill, SE23 2UJ

  • St Saviour's Church, Brockley Rise, SE23 1JN

  • St. Hilda with St. Cyprian, Crofton Park, SE23 1PL

  • St George + Christ Church St Paul, Vancouver Road, SE23 2AG

  • St Bartholomew's Church, Sydenham, SE26 6QR

  • Church of St Philip the Apostle, Sydenham, SE26 6QW

  • Church of St Clement with St Peter, East Dulwich, SE22 0AY


Roman Catholic
  • St William Of York, Forest Hill, SE23 1PS

  • Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord, Kirkdale, SE26 4QL

  • Our Lady and Saint Philip Neri, Sydenham, SE26 5SE

  • Saint Mary Magdalen, Brockley, SE4 2BA

  • Lewisham Islamic Centre, 363 Lewisham High St, SE13 6NZ (Men/Women only, Salafi)

  • Penge Mosque and Islamic Centre, 157a High Street, Penge , SE20 7DG (Men Only, Deobandi)

  • Peckham Islamic Centre, 12 Choumert Grove, Peckham Rye, SE15 4PD (Men/Women only, Deobandi)

  • Dulwich Islamic Centre, 23 North Cross Road, SE22 9ET (Men Only, Sufi)

  • Catford Synagogue, SE6 2YA

  • Bromley and District Reform Synagogue, BR1 4AD

Other Christian
  • Baptist, Perry Rise, SE23 2QL

  • Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall, 27 Brockley Rise, SE23 1JG

  • Lutheran, Dietrich Bonhoeffer Church, 50 Dacres Road, SE23 2NR

  • Methodist, Normanton Street, SE23 2DS

  • Methodist, Wesley Hall, 211 Sydenham Road, SE26 5HF

  • Quaker, Friends Meeting House, 34 Sunderland Road, SE23 2QA

  • Balm of Gilead Christian Ministry, Stanstead Road, SE23 1HH

  • Forest Hill Christadelphians, Hamilton Hall, South Road, SE23 2UF

  • Living Spring International, 8 Devonshire Road, SE23 3TJ

  • Malham Christian Centre, 118 Malham Road, SE23 1AN

  • The Church Worldwide International, 49c Devonshire Road, SE23 3EN

  • The New Testament Church of God (Rehoboth) 159, Perry Rise, SE23 2QU

  • Unity London 22 Herschell Rd, SE23 1EG.

  • Ichtus Christian Fellowship, Bonhoffer Church, 50 Dacres Road, SE23 2NR


Other Religions



Below you will find a list of all known Nursery, Primary and Secondary, Independent schools. Clicking on the number to the left will take you to Ofsted's site for the school, clicking on the school name will take you to the school's website.



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Ackroyd Community Nursery, 4 Ackroyd Road, SE23 1DL


Ackroyd Community Nursery (Baby Unit), 4 Ackroyd Road, SE23 1DL3 1DL


Primary Schools

100851 St Francesca Cabrini RC Primary School, SE23 3LE


100721 Christ Church CE Primary School, Perry Vale, SE23 2NE


100677 Dalmain Primary School, SE23 1AS


100715 Perrymount Primary School, SE23 2PX


100710 Fairlawn Primary School, SE23 3SB


100714 Horniman Primary School, SE23 3PB


100718 Kilmorie Primary School, SE23 2SP


100737 St William of York Catholic Primary School, SE23 1PS


100723 Holy Trinity CE Primary School, SE23 3HZ


100711 Eliot Bank Primary School, SE26 4BU


100704 Stillness Junior School, SE23 1NH


100705 Stillness Infant School, SE23 1NH


100700 Rathfern Primary School, SE6 4NL


100726 St Bartholomew`s CE Primary School, SE26 4LJ


100671 Adamsrill Primary School, SE26 4AQ


100690 Kelvin Grove Primary School, SE26 6BB


100731 St Michael's CE Primary School, SE26 4HH


100686 Haseltine Primary School, SE26 5AD


100732 Our Lady and St Philip Neri RC Primary School, SE26 5SE


Secondary Schools

100741 Sydenham Secondary School, SE26 4RD


100745 Forest Hill Secondary School, SE23 2XN.


100747 Prendergast-Ladywell Fields College, SE4 1SA


100750 Prendergast-Hilly Fields College, SE4 1LE


100743 Sedgehill Secondary School, SE6 3QW


135073 Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College, SE14 5SF


Independent Schools

Inspections by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. ISI is the agency responsible for the inspection of schools which are members of the Associations of the Independent Schools Council (ISC). Ofsted are responsible for inspecting other independent schools as well as ensuring that Boarding Schools meet the Minimum National Standards. (Ofsted inspections are listed in parentheses).


7282 Alleyn's Junior School, SE22 8SU


6191 Alleyn's Senior School, SE22 8SU


7566 Dulwich College Kindergarten and Infant School, SE21 7LD


7601 Dulwich College Junior School, SE21 7LD


6408 Dulwich College Lower, Middle and Upper Schools, SE21 7LD (SC007116)


6409 Dulwich College Preparatory School, SE21 7AA (SC007115)


6850 Rosemead Preparatory School, SE21 8HZ (EY313766)


6954 St Dunstan's College, Junior and Senior Schools, SE6 4TY


(132110) Springfield Christian School, SE6 4LP


Sporting Facilities

We have entries for Badminton, Basketball, Climbing, Cricket, Football, Gyms, HockeyRugby, Squash, Swimming and Tennis. For other sports (or Borough wide listings) please check Lewisham's Sports and Leisure Directory or Southwark's Community Directory.


  • Forest Hill School Community Sports Centre,

    • Bampton Road, SE23 2XA, 

    • Telephone: (020) 8699 9343 or (020) 8613 0913

    • Contact: via Fusion website

  • Dulwich College Sports Club, 

    • Pond Cottages, Dulwich, SE21 7LD

    • Telephone:(020) 8299 9292


  • Forest Hill School Community Sports Centre,

    • Bampton Road, SE23 2XA, 

    • Telephone: (020) 8699 9343 or (020) 8613 0913

    • Contact: via Fusion website




  • Catford & Cyphers Cricket Club

    • Rubens Street, Catford, SE6 2DH.

    • Telephone:(020) 8699 2423

  • Streatham & Marlborough Cricket Club

    • At the junction of Lordship Lane and Dulwich Common. SE21 7EX

    • Telephone: (020) 8693 4638

    • EMail: Daniel Ellis or see their contact page


  • The Dalmain Pen (All Weather)

    • Grove Close, SE23 1AS.

    • Telephone:(020) 8699 2675

  • Millwall Community Scheme, although based at The Den, MCS run Kickz schemes at Sydenham High School and Wells Park.

    • Telephone: (020) 7740 0503

  • Forest Hill Park FC (men's) play at

    • Ladywell Arena, Silvermere Road, SE6 4QX.

    • Telephone:(020) 8318 1986

    • Contact: Clayton Walters (07774) 294 236


  • énergie Fitness Club

  • Twist Studios

    99a Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HT

    Personal training, boxercise, fitness classes, yoga


    Telephone: 07737 785567

  • Forest Hill School Community Sports Centre

    Bampton Road, SE23 2XA.

    Telephone: (020) 8699 9343 or (020) 8613 0913

    Contact: via Fusion website

  • Forest Hill School Community Sports Centre

    Bampton Road, SE23 2XA.

    Telephone: (020) 8699 9343 or (020) 8613 0913

    Contact: via Fusion website

  • Gym at Forest Hill Pools

    Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HZ

    Telephone: (020) 8291 8730

    Contact via Fusion website








Swimming Clubs
  • Saxon Crown - currently training at St Dunstan's, Ladywell, Downham, The Bridge and Wavelengths.

  • Flip and Turn - St Dunstan's, Catford. (07508) 220972


Swimming Pools





Due to the extensive waiting lists, only Lewisham Residents are allowed to apply for allotments in Lewisham. The current waiting lists can be found on Lewisham's website.


It would appear that Southwark operates a more lenient policy, allowing allotment organisations to set their own policies. A full list of allotments can be found on Local allotments include:



Open Spaces

Forest Hill is blessed with a wide variety of open spaces within easy walking distance.




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  • Horniman Gardens - Entrance via London Road or Nods Way (off Westwood Park)

  • Benchley Gardens - Entrance off Benchley Gardens

  • Mayow Park - Entrance off Mayow Road or Silverdale

  • Sydenham Wells Park - Entrance off Wells Park Road, Longton Avenue or Taylor's Lane

  • Home Park - Entrance off Sydenham Road

  • Dulwich Park - Entrances off Dulwich Common, Court Lane and College Road

  • Baxters Field - Entrance via Radlett Avenue or Charlecote Grove

  • Crystal Palace Park

Open Spaces​
  • Horniman Triangle - Entrance off Sydenham Rise or Sydenham Hill

  • Honor Oak Rec - Entrance off Honor Oak Park or through Camberwell New Cemetery

  • Blythe Hill Fields

  • The Dip - Entrance off Kirkdale, Spring Hill or Mendip Close

  • Peckham Rye

Wooded Areas
  • One Tree Hill - Entrance off Benchley Gardens or Honor Oak Park

  • Sydenham Hill Woods - Entrance off Cox's Walk or Crescent Wood Road

  • Albion Millenium Green - Off Albion Villas Road


Nature Reserves

Local Politics

Voting in Lewisham can be quite confusing, with at least four different voting systems, depending on which election is happening. We elect two Mayors, eight MEPs, an MP, twelve Assembly Members and three Councillors. Follow these links to your MP, MEP, GLA, Councillors and Party offices



Our area is covered by several Constituencies; Forest Hill town centre is in the constituency of Lewisham West and Penge, which is represented by Ellie Reeves MP, while other parts are covered by the neighbouring constituencies of:


  • Lewisham Deptford - Vicky Foxcroft MP

  • Camberwell and Peckham - Harriet Harman MP

  • Dulwich and West Norwood - Helen Hayes MP

  • Beckenham - Bob Stewart MP


Enter your postcode at to find out who represents you.



Forest Hill is in the constituency of Greenwich and Lewisham which is represented by Len Duvall AM. In addition, there are 11 London-wide Assembly Members who are elected on a proportional voting, party list basis. The full list of Assembly Members can be found on



Our membership covers four wards; Forest Hill, Perry Vale, Crofton Park and Sydenham. For details of your councillors, please look at


Local Party Offices

8 Woodham Rd, London SE6 2SD. (020) 8659 2067

  • UKIP
    PO Box 2121,Croydon, CR9 5YY. (07902) 277 260




In an emergency always call 999


Non-emergency Telephone Number: 101


Forest Hill Safer Neighbourhoods Team: 020 8721 2723


Perry Vale Safer Neighbourhoods Team: 020 8721 2480


Crofton Park Safer Neighbourhoods Team: 020 8721 2485


Crime Stoppers: 0800 500 111 (report crime anonymously 24/7)

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