|Posted on Monday, 31 October, 2005 - 10:51 am: |
Been reading your forum getting info on the area, i'm moving from north london(camden) to Forest Hill (marler road). can anyone give me advice on the streets surrounding and schools..
All info trully welcome
|Posted on Monday, 31 October, 2005 - 10:56 am: |
That's just off my road (Fermor).
Nice area, never had any trouble. I think Kilmorie Road nearby has a school on it.
Equidistant between Forest Hill and Catford Stations which is quite useful. But, most importantly, it is only 3 minutes walk from The Blythe Hill Tavern.
|Posted on Monday, 31 October, 2005 - 11:45 am: |
Rathfern Primary School, Catford SE6 4NL (Tel: 020 8690 3759)is also near.
Marler Road is a nice road. I know several people who live in it.
|Posted on Monday, 31 October, 2005 - 03:52 pm: |
Kilmorie School is an excellent primary school. But it's not clear whether it's info on primary or secondary that's needed. Blythe Hill fields are a lovely place to walk with a fantastic view of Canary Wharf - it looks really close.
|Posted on Monday, 31 October, 2005 - 03:25 pm: |
Thanks so far for your replies, i'm looking for a good primary school,Have looked up a few ,just like to get peoples views on them.
|Posted on Tuesday, 01 November, 2005 - 09:30 am: |
Could also journey up to Fairlawns primary school, as long as you promise not to clog it up with a four wheel drive (sorry you are from Camden not Chelsea) or else you'll get the wrath of the ecoterrorists.
|Posted on Tuesday, 01 November, 2005 - 09:52 am: |
I may look into that one too. and you need not worry about another 4x4 the price of the dam things,you need to take out a second mortgage just to keep it filled up with petrol.
Gotta admit i'm very nervous about my move as its all a new ball game to me. i will be getting lost left right and center.hehe.
|Posted on Tuesday, 01 November, 2005 - 01:35 pm: |
What else are you looking for?
We don't have a cinema in Lewisham. The Catford Dog track has closed. There is the Catford Broadway Theatre. Other posters say the Blythe Hill Tavern is the best pub in the area.
I use the Sainsburys Savacentre in Sydenham & the Tesco Express in Perry Hill for shopping.
|Posted on Tuesday, 01 November, 2005 - 03:52 pm: |
Thanks for the advice ,drove past the sava centre looks a pretty huge shopping complex. I will deffo try the pub one night once i'm in and settled.Also does anyone know of any playschemes for the summer in the area,i know a bit premature!.
|Posted on Tuesday, 01 November, 2005 - 04:32 pm: |
Why not explore Lewisham's website. I'm sure you'll find info about playschemes and contact details for heads of schools. www.lewisham.gov.uk
|Posted on Tuesday, 01 November, 2005 - 05:48 pm: |
Marmie, Sava center is good if you want to stock up on white bread and processed foods. If you are looking for something more exciting (read 'front line') you can run the gauntlet and explore Tescos on London Road (close to Horniman Museum). Whilst you are there explore the other side of Forest Hill, also known as Upper Dulwich Bottom (by those jealous of us living on the right side of the tracks). Here you will find a closed down pub, a disused railway line and a shut post office (but we live in hope); more importantly you are in spitting distance of Linda Barker's place. You are a mile away from Lordship Lane (East Dulwich) and its more interesting shops and expanding night life. Do spend time checking out the various threads on the website, particularly those before the 'great purge' when some naughty people were kicked off and others followed in sympathy (I hope they still read this though).
To be sensible (me?) Horniman museum has loads of kiddie stuff (pre-teen) but not a playscheme. Of course we all have au pairs and nannys in UDB so don't need to be around ourselves. Horniman has various 'best for kids' and museum of the year awards www.horniman.org.uk I hope
|Posted on Tuesday, 01 November, 2005 - 07:43 pm: |
Correct web address for The Horniman is
Whatever school you use, the kids will almost certainly get a trip to the museum.
|Posted on Tuesday, 01 November, 2005 - 08:36 pm: |
The Horniman music room is wonderful. Loads of instruments in cases and a compter system which lets you hear the sounds of many of them. Also a hands on area for kids to bang drums etc.
|Posted on Wednesday, 02 November, 2005 - 07:05 pm: |
Thankyou all so much for your help, i'm sure to be visiting most places.And i will continue to read all these posts about everything and maybe one day add my view as a resident.