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Sydenham
Sydenham
(/ˈsɪdnəm/) is a district within the south east London Boroughs of Lewisham, Bromley
Bromley
and Southwark. Prior to the creation of the County of London
County of London
in 1889, Sydenham
Sydenham
was located in Kent, bordering Surrey. Historically, the area was very affluent, with the Crystal Palace being relocated to Sydenham Hill
Sydenham Hill
in 1854. Today Sydenham
Sydenham
is a diverse area, with a population of 28,378 (2011 census)[1] and borders Forest Hill, Dulwich, Crystal Palace, Penge, Beckenham, Catford
Catford
and Bellingham.

Contents

1 History 2 Local area

2.1 Commercial area 2.2 Community 2.3 Conservation areas 2.4 Recreation 2.5 Sydenham
Sydenham
Arts 2.6 Notable buildings and structures

3 Education 4 Population

4.1 Famous residents

5 Transport

5.1 Railway stations 5.2 Buses 5.3 Roads

6 Geography

6.1 Climate 6.2 Location

7 Trivia 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

History[edit]

A map showing the Sydenham
Sydenham
ward of Lewisham
Lewisham
Metropolitan Borough as it appeared in 1916.

Originally known as Shippenham,[2] Sydenham
Sydenham
began as a small settlement, a few cottages among the woods, whose inhabitants grazed their animals and collected wood. In the 1640s, springs of water in what is now Wells Park were discovered to have medicinal properties, attracting crowds of people to the area. Sydenham
Sydenham
grew rapidly in the 19th century after the introduction of the Croydon Canal
Croydon Canal
in 1809 which linked the Grand Surrey
Surrey
Canal to Croydon
Croydon
and a reservoir was constructed in Sydenham. However, the canal was never successful and closed in 1836[3] resulting in it being the first canal to be abandoned by an Act of Parliament. The London & Croydon
Croydon
Railway purchased the canal for £40,250 and quickly converted the alignment for a railway from London Bridge
London Bridge
to West Croydon, opening in 1839. After the railway opened potential gas companies began to consider the Sydenham
Sydenham
area with the Crystal Palace and District Gas Company having works at Bell Green, which continued production until 1969; a retail park now occupies most of the site.

The Crystal Palace

In 1851 the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park was housed in an immense glass building, called the Crystal Palace. In 1854 the building was bought by a private company, dismantled and re-erected in Sydenham Park (now called Crystal Palace Park). Exhibitions, concerts, conferences and sporting events were held at the Crystal Palace (until it burned down in 1936), and Sydenham
Sydenham
became a fashionable area; many new houses were built. In 1872, the Children's Hospital, Sydenham opened. It closed in 1991, its services being now part of the University Hospital Lewisham.[4] In 1860, the Walter Cobb department store at Lawrie Place, Kirkdale (now known as Cobbs Corner) opened, lasting until the 1980s. In 1884, Upper Sydenham railway station
Upper Sydenham railway station
opened on the Crystal Palace and South London Junction Railway linking Crystal Palace to London Victoria via Peckham
Peckham
Rye.[5] The station and the line were poorly used despite new houses being built in the area, as passengers preferred to use other stations near-by Sydenham Hill
Sydenham Hill
(opening in 1863), Crystal Palace (Lower Level) and Sydenham
Sydenham
which were on more direct routes. The ill fate of the Crystal Palace in 1936 saw patronage reduced and the route finally closed in 1954. Sydenham
Sydenham
was attacked by enemies during the Second World War. The gas works were a target, but were never damaged. The railway which ran through Upper Sydenham
Sydenham
station was damaged, and some homes in the area were destroyed. Local area[edit] Sydenham
Sydenham
is divided into several localities:

Apartment building on Sydenham
Sydenham
Hill

Sydenham Hill
Sydenham Hill
in the Boroughs of Lewisham
Lewisham
and Southwark
Southwark
runs alongside Dulwich
Dulwich
and Sydenham
Sydenham
Woods on one of the highest points of Greater London being 112 metres above sea level.[6] From here, the City of London skyline is visible. Sydenham Hill
Sydenham Hill
has an abandoned railway tunnel from the Crystal Palace and South London
South London
Junction Railway located within the Woods. Another railway tunnel (one of the longest in Britain being 1,958 metres) goes beneath on the Chatham Main Line with Sydenham Hill
Sydenham Hill
station at the London end serving both Sydenham Hill and the College area of Dulwich. Upper Sydenham
Sydenham
is also located on Sydenham Hill
Sydenham Hill
and is a part of the Parish of St Bartholomew. It is diverse both racially and in terms of income; the central section of Kirkdale was Sydenham's original High Street. Renamed "Kirkdale" in 1936, the area now has a small range of shops including Costcutter, Tesco Express, local pubs and off-licences. Sydenham School
Sydenham School
is located on Dartmouth Road with Forest Hill Library and Forest Hill Pools alongside Thorpewood Avenue. Green Flag awarded Sydenham
Sydenham
Wells Park, the location of the once famous Springs is one of the largest parks within the postcode. Upper Sydenham
Sydenham
is also the location of the Sydenham
Sydenham
Park allotments, the Sydenham
Sydenham
electricity sub station which had a major fire in 2008[7] and the Sydenham Hill
Sydenham Hill
estate. Lower Sydenham
Lower Sydenham
& Bell Green is the location of the Sydenham Community Library, formally run and funded by the local council. Alongside to the library is Home Park and the Home Park estate. The Bridge Leisure Centre is located on Kangley Bridge Road, near to Lower Sydenham
Sydenham
railway station and Sydenham
Sydenham
industrial estate. The industrial estate is home to the Clarkes of London coach company, Beckenham
Beckenham
and Sydenham
Sydenham
Cricket Ground and many other businesses. Bell Green retail park houses the Sydenham
Sydenham
Gas Works and a large Sainsbury's
Sainsbury's
superstore, formally part of the Savacentre
Savacentre
brand. Other retailers include B&Q, Currys
Currys
PC World, Next (with Costa Coffee), Toys "R" Us
Toys "R" Us
and McDonald's
McDonald's
among others. Commercial area[edit] Sydenham's main commercial area beings on Kirkdale around Cobbs Corner, continuing onto Sydenham
Sydenham
Road, often known as " Sydenham
Sydenham
High Street". It houses many independent shops, including a bakery, bookshop and several restaurants. Furthermore, Sydenham
Sydenham
is noted for the number of independent coffee shops.[8] Chain stores include Boots, Lidl, Morley's, Sainsbury's
Sainsbury's
Local, Subway, Superdrug
Superdrug
and Tesco Express. There is a Post Office branch, many estate agents and for banking, Barclays, Natwest, Lloyds Bank
Lloyds Bank
and Santander also have branches. Since the Transport for London
Transport for London
and Lewisham
Lewisham
Council funded high street upgrade in 2012-13, there is now a monthly market located within the pocket squares, known as "Queensthorpe Square" and "Venner Square". The Greyhound pub is due to reopen in 2017 and several new businesses are expected to open in 2017-18.[9] Community[edit] Sydenham
Sydenham
has a very active community, with several groups concerning the local area. Sydenham
Sydenham
Town is the local website for the area, where residents can also voice their opinions in an on-line form.[10] The Sydenham
Sydenham
Society is a Civil society
Civil society
formed in 1972 to represent the local community. It holds local events, works with organisations and authorities as well as campaigning for improvements to the area.[11] Green Flag and Mayor of London Award winner, Sydenham
Sydenham
Garden, was formed in 2002. It is a charity which is involved in improving the health of residents in the boroughs of Bromley
Bromley
and Lewisham.[12] Sydenham
Sydenham
with Forest Hill won a bid for the national Portas Pilot competition which provided a grant to improve high streets, extra money was provided from Lewisham
Lewisham
Council and private developers.[13] Annually every summer since 2009, the Sydenham
Sydenham
Arts Festival is held, where there are workshops, music, family activities etc.[14] Conservation areas[edit]

Mayow Park
Mayow Park
was originally known as Sydenham
Sydenham
Recreational Ground

Sydenham
Sydenham
has seven Conservation Areas: Cobbs Corner, Dulwich
Dulwich
Village (covering Crescent Wood Road),[15] Halifax Street, Sydenham Hill/Kirkdale, Sydenham
Sydenham
Park and Sydenham
Sydenham
Thorpes. Sydenham
Sydenham
has the highest concentration of conservation areas in the London Borough of Lewisham[16] Recreation[edit] A number of parks are within the Sydenham
Sydenham
postcode. Mayow Park, Lewisham's oldest municipal park[17] and Sydenham
Sydenham
Wells Park[18] are both Green Flag Awarded. Other open spaces in Sydenham
Sydenham
include Alexandra Recreation Ground,[19] Baxters Field,[20] Home Park[21] and Kirkdale Green.[22] Riverview Walk is a nature conservation area[23] which runs along the River Pool from Catford. Additionally, located along the borders of Sydenham, there are Crystal Palace Park, Dulwich Woods, Southend Park[24] and Sydenham Hill
Sydenham Hill
Woods. Alongside Dulwich
Dulwich
and Sydenham Hill
Sydenham Hill
Woods is the Dulwich
Dulwich
and Sydenham Golf course, dating back to 1893.[25] Located on Lawrie Park Road, there is the Sydenham
Sydenham
Tennis Club, while the Beckenham
Beckenham
and Sydenham Cricket Ground and the Lewisham
Lewisham
Indoor Bowls Centre are both located in the Lower Sydenham
Lower Sydenham
industrial estate. Sydenham
Sydenham
Arts[edit] Sydenham
Sydenham
Arts is a local charitable organisation,[26] promoting the arts for the local community, which provides free and ticketed cultural events at several festivals through the year.[27][28][29] Their mission is to provide, promote and advance the Arts for the benefit of the public, in particular people who live, work and are educated in Sydenham
Sydenham
and surrounding areas.[30] In June 2016, former Poet Laureate
Poet Laureate
Sir Andrew Motion, who spoke at Sydenham
Sydenham
Arts Festival in 2011, was quoted saying " Sydenham
Sydenham
Arts Festival is exemplary: packed with high-quality speakers from elsewhere, but also fully alive to and supportive of things growing close to home. It means that imaginable adventures can combine with imaginative confirmations - just as they should. Long may it flourish." [31] Notable buildings and structures[edit]

Drinking fountain erected to commemorate the 1897 Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria

Sydenham
Sydenham
is the home of St Bartholomew's church, (1827–1832), at the end of Lawrie Park Avenue, featured in Camille Pissarro's painting of 1871. The building was designed by Lewis Vulliamy. Park Court Sydenham, (1936), by Frederick Gibberd, pioneering modernist development of residential flats on the estate on Lawrie Park Road adjacent to the famous Crystal Palace Park. Six Pillars, (1934–35), by Berthold Lubetkin, on Crescent Wood Road, a villa strongly in the spirit of Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier
with eponymous six pillars at street level. Cobbs Corner, takes its name from a draper’s shop at 291-307 Kirkdale run by Walter Cobb. The shop grew into a large department store catering to the gentry of the area. Interesting imposing dome where you can find the date on the building. 180 and 182 Kirkdale, built in the 1850s in Gothic style, with Tudor doorcases. 168–178 Kirkdale, three pairs of Italianate houses built around 1862. Number 174 was briefly the home of the conductor August Manns. Memorial to Queen Victoria (1897), baroque-style memorial celebrating Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. Restored for Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee and designed by Alexander Hennell, a Sydenham resident and architect. Jews Walk, it is believed that a wealthy Jewish resident planted a row of trees to define the boundary of his walk from the Common. Numbers 2,4 and 6 are classical villas dating from the 1840s. Karl Marx's daughter Eleanor lived on Jews Walk. On 9 September 2008 a blue English Heritage plaque was placed on the house to commemorate this fact. Halifax Street, beautifully preserved street with houses dating from the 1840s. Of notice are in particular the closeness of the houses, the length of the street and the size of the gardens. The Kirkdale Building, previously the Sydenham
Sydenham
Public Lecture Hall, was built in 1861 by Sydenham
Sydenham
resident Henry Dawson. Sydenham
Sydenham
Community Library is a Carnegie Library
Carnegie Library
built in 1904.

Education[edit] There are five are non-religious primary schools in Sydenham (Alexandra, Adamsrill, Eliot Bank, Haseltine and Kelvin Grove) and three religious schools (St. Michael's, St Philip Neri and St. Bartholomew's Church of England). Sydenham
Sydenham
contains two secondary schools, the private Sydenham High School and the state Sydenham School. Both of these schools are exclusively for girls. Forest Hill (for boys) is just outside Sydenham
Sydenham
across from Mayow Park. Other secondary schools close by include Harris Bromley
Bromley
(for girls), Harris Crystal Palace, Sedgehill and the private Dulwich
Dulwich
College. There are no colleges in Sydenham, but Sydenham
Sydenham
and Forest Hill schools have a joint sixth form. Population[edit] According to the 2011 census, the SE26 postcode area had a population of 28,378, with 13,714 males and 14,664 females.[1] Famous residents[edit]

Sir George Gove English Heritage Blue Plaque at Westwood Hill

John Arnott — footballer[32] John Logie Baird
John Logie Baird
— inventor of both the first publicly demonstrated colour television system, and the first purely electronic colour television picture tube[33] George Baxter — inventor of colour printing, lived on Peak Hill from 1860 till his death in 1867.[34] Has a memorial at former Christ Church, Forest Hill.[35] Bill Bradley — cricketer[36] Thomas Campbell — poet[37] Connie Fisher — singer and actress, winner of the BBC
BBC
TV program How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?[38] Bud Flanagan
Bud Flanagan
— music hall singer/entertainer, died in Sydenham[39] Denis Gifford
Denis Gifford
— comics and film historian[40] Wilfrid de Glehn
Wilfrid de Glehn
— painter, was born in Sydenham[41] W. G. Grace
W. G. Grace
— England's greatest cricketer[42] George Grove
George Grove
— of musical dictionary fame[43] Rolf Harris
Rolf Harris
— was a key figure in the Sydenham
Sydenham
Society[44] Norman Hunter — writer and creator of Professor Branestawm Kazuo Ishiguro
Kazuo Ishiguro
— Booker Prize winning novelist, wrote The Remains of the Day in Sydenham.[45] Shivani Kapoor
Shivani Kapoor
— Indian model, cousin of famous Bollywood sister actresses Karisma & Kareena Kapoor Prof Edmund Albert Letts FRSE,— chemist born here Linda Ludgrove
Linda Ludgrove
— Commonwealth gold medallist swimmer Eleanor Marx
Eleanor Marx
— daughter of Karl Marx, lived and died in Sydenham[46] Sandy Powell — three-time Academy Award winning costume designer John Scott Russell
John Scott Russell
— naval architect who built the SS Great Eastern Dame Cicely Saunders — founder of the modern hospice movement[47] Ernest Shackleton
Ernest Shackleton
— the Antarctic explorer[48] Francis Pettit Smith
Francis Pettit Smith
— one of the inventors of the screw propeller[49] Charlene Soraia — alternative singer/songwriter, born and grew up in Sydenham Jason Statham
Jason Statham
— film actor[50] David Wiffen — singer/songwriter, born in Sydenham
Sydenham
in 1942 Bill Wyman
Bill Wyman
— member of The Rolling Stones, grew up in Sydenham[51] Tsakane Valentine Maswanganyi — Opera singer, she first came to public notice as a member of the world-famous opera band Amici Forever Lionel Logue
Lionel Logue
CVO, an Australian speech therapist and stage actor who successfully treated, among others, King George VI. He lived in a villa named Beechgrove from 1933-1940 Flora Klickmann — editor of the Girls Own Paper from 1908 to 1931 Richard Jefferies, the naturalist and author, lived at 20 Sydenham Park (a blue plaque indicates the house) Kelly Brook, the model and actress once shared a home with then boyfriend Billy Zane
Billy Zane
in Lawrie Park Road Billy Zane, the Titanic Hollywood movie star once shared a home with then girlfriend Kelly Brook
Kelly Brook
in Lawrie Park Road David Bowie
David Bowie
Bowie spent five years living in Sydenham
Sydenham
in his early adult life Margaret Lockwood
Margaret Lockwood
star of Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes
The Lady Vanishes
(1938) René Lalique, according to Henri Vever, Lalique studied at Sydenham Art College between 1878-1880

Transport[edit]

Southern and London Overground
London Overground
trains at Sydenham

Sydenham
Sydenham
is served by National Rail
National Rail
and London Buses
London Buses
for its public transport. Sydenham
Sydenham
is located in Travelcard Zones 3 and 4. Railway stations[edit]

Sydenham
Sydenham
for London Overground
London Overground
and Southern services to London Bridge, London Victoria, East & West Croydon, Clapham
Clapham
Junction, Caterham, Shoreditch
Shoreditch
High Street and Highbury
Highbury
& Islington. This is the busiest station, with up to 12 trains per hour off peak and a usage of 4 million passengers in year 2015-16[52] Sydenham Hill
Sydenham Hill
and Penge
Penge
East stations for Southeastern services to London Victoria, Brixton, Bromley
Bromley
South and Orpington. Lower Sydenham
Lower Sydenham
station also is served by Southeastern but with services to London Charing Cross, London Waterloo East, London Cannon Street, London Bridge, Hayes and Lewisham.

Buses[edit] The area is served by routes 75, 122, 176, 181, 194, 197, 202, 227, 352, 356, 363, 450 and N63 linking Sydenham
Sydenham
to Central London, Lewisham, Catford, Croydon, Thornton Heath, Bromley, Shirley, Peckham, Camberwell, Elephant & Castle, Blackheath, Forest Hill, Penge, South Norwood
South Norwood
and Grove Park.[53][54][55][56] Roads[edit] The South Circular Road passes close by in Forest Hill. High Street improvements being funded by Transport for London
Transport for London
from September 2012 are making the increasingly busy Sydenham
Sydenham
Road (A212) more user friendly. So far, Kirkdale to Mayow Road has been completed, with Mayow Road to Kent
Kent
House Road currently, as of December 2013, being upgraded. The Kent
Kent
House Road to Bell Green section is still waiting for funding to be found.[57] Geography[edit]

The River Pool at Lower Sydenham

Sydenham
Sydenham
is approximately 7 miles (11 kilometres) to the south east of Charing Cross. It is also at the centre of many of south London's major shopping districts being 3 mi (5 km) south of Lewisham, 3.2 mi (5.1 km) north west of Bromley
Bromley
and 3 1⁄2 mi (5.6 km) north of Croydon. Upper Sydenham
Sydenham
and Sydenham Hill
Sydenham Hill
is located on the large Norwood Ridge formed of London Claygate beds deposits; Sydenham Hill
Sydenham Hill
is one of the highest points in London at 367 feet (112 m). Sydenham Hill
Sydenham Hill
Wood is a nine-hectare[58] nature reserve located west of Sydenham Hill
Sydenham Hill
Road, along with Dulwich
Dulwich
and Sydenham Hill
Sydenham Hill
Golf course. The hill was once covered by the Great North Wood which covered all of Sydenham, Norwood, Woodside, Gipsy Hill
Gipsy Hill
etc. In the 19th Century it was home to the spa and health resort of Sydenham
Sydenham
Wells. The western parts of Sydenham, from Upper Sydenham
Sydenham
and Forest Hill towards Crystal Palace Park
Crystal Palace Park
is a more leafy, suburban area with some parts like the Lawrie Park and Thorpes areas being more affluent than others. Lower Sydenham
Lower Sydenham
at the bottom of more gentle slopes being east of Upper Sydenham, south of Forest Hill and west of Bellingham. The River Pool, a 5.1 mi (8.2 km) tributary of the River Ravensbourne straddles the east of Lower Sydenham
Lower Sydenham
along the Hayes railway line. Climate[edit] The nearest Met Office
Met Office
climate station is based in Greenwich
Greenwich
Park:

Climate data for London (Greenwich)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 14.0 (57.2) 19.7 (67.5) 21.0 (69.8) 26.9 (80.4) 31.0 (87.8) 35.0 (95) 35.5 (95.9) 37.5 (99.5) 30.0 (86) 28.8 (83.8) 19.9 (67.8) 15.0 (59) 37.5 (99.5)

Average high °C (°F) 8.3 (46.9) 8.5 (47.3) 11.4 (52.5) 14.2 (57.6) 17.7 (63.9) 20.7 (69.3) 23.2 (73.8) 22.9 (73.2) 20.1 (68.2) 15.6 (60.1) 11.4 (52.5) 8.6 (47.5) 15.2 (59.4)

Average low °C (°F) 2.6 (36.7) 2.4 (36.3) 4.1 (39.4) 5.4 (41.7) 8.4 (47.1) 11.5 (52.7) 13.9 (57) 13.7 (56.7) 11.2 (52.2) 8.3 (46.9) 5.1 (41.2) 2.8 (37) 7.5 (45.5)

Record low °C (°F) −10.0 (14) −9.0 (15.8) −8.0 (17.6) −2.0 (28.4) −1.0 (30.2) 5.0 (41) 7.0 (44.6) 6.0 (42.8) 3.0 (37.4) −4.0 (24.8) −5.0 (23) −7.0 (19.4) −10.0 (14)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 51.6 (2.031) 38.2 (1.504) 40.5 (1.594) 45.0 (1.772) 46.5 (1.831) 47.3 (1.862) 41.1 (1.618) 51.6 (2.031) 50.4 (1.984) 68.8 (2.709) 58.0 (2.283) 53.0 (2.087) 591.8 (23.299)

Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 10.8 8.5 9.6 9.4 9.0 8.3 8.0 7.6 8.5 10.7 10.1 9.9 110.4

Average snowy days 4 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 16

Average relative humidity (%) 81.0 76.0 69.0 64.0 62.0 60.0 60.0 62.0 67.0 73.0 78.0 82.0 69.5

Mean monthly sunshine hours 49.9 71.4 107.1 159.8 181.2 181.0 192.1 195.1 138.9 108.1 58.5 37.4 1,480.5

Source #1: Record highs and lows from BBC
BBC
Weather,[59] except August and February maximum from Met Office[60][61]

Source #2: All other data from Met Office,[62] except for humidity and snow data which are from NOAA[63]

Climate data for London ( Heathrow airport
Heathrow airport
1981−2010)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 8.1 (46.6) 8.4 (47.1) 11.3 (52.3) 14.2 (57.6) 17.9 (64.2) 21.0 (69.8) 23.5 (74.3) 23.2 (73.8) 19.9 (67.8) 15.5 (59.9) 11.1 (52) 8.3 (46.9) 15.2 (59.4)

Average low °C (°F) 2.3 (36.1) 2.1 (35.8) 3.9 (39) 5.5 (41.9) 8.7 (47.7) 11.7 (53.1) 13.9 (57) 13.7 (56.7) 11.4 (52.5) 8.4 (47.1) 4.9 (40.8) 2.7 (36.9) 7.4 (45.4)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 55.2 (2.173) 40.9 (1.61) 41.6 (1.638) 43.7 (1.72) 49.4 (1.945) 45.1 (1.776) 44.5 (1.752) 49.5 (1.949) 49.1 (1.933) 68.5 (2.697) 59.0 (2.323) 55.2 (2.173) 601.7 (23.689)

Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 11.1 8.5 9.3 9.1 8.8 8.2 7.7 7.5 8.1 10.8 10.3 10.2 109.6

Mean monthly sunshine hours 61.5 77.9 114.6 168.7 198.5 204.3 212.0 204.7 149.3 116.5 72.6 52.0 1,632.6

Source: Met Office[64]

Location[edit]

Districts close to Sydenham

Dulwich Forest Hill, Perry Vale Catford, Lewisham

Crystal Palace

Sydenham

Bellingham, Southend Village

Upper Norwood, Anerley Penge, Croydon Beckenham, Bromley

Trivia[edit] The Beast of Sydenham
Sydenham
of 2005, was a large, panther-like black animal, which had been spotted around the area, and attacked a man. The beast was said to be 6 ft in length and 3 ft in height.[65][66] According to The Literary Miscellany, "John Hussey of Sydenham
Sydenham
died in 1748 at the age of 116 years. For upwards of fifty years his breakfast had been balm-tea (lemon balm) sweetened with honey; and his dinner had been pudding; by which he acquired regular health". See also[edit]

Sydenham Hill
Sydenham Hill
Wood Sydenham
Sydenham
School Sydenham
Sydenham
High School Sydenham, Sydney, New South Wales named after Sydenham, London The Crystal Palace

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London Borough of Lewisham

Districts

Bell Green Bellingham Blackheath Brockley Catford Chinbrook Crofton Park Crystal Palace Deptford Downham Forest Hill Grove Park Hither Green Honor Oak Ladywell Lee Lewisham Lower Sydenham Mottingham New Cross Perry Vale Southend St Johns Sydenham Sydenham
Sydenham
Hill Upper Sydenham Telegraph Hill, Lewisham

Attractions

Albany Theatre Broadway Theatre, Catford Deptford
Deptford
Market Honor Oak
Honor Oak
Gallery Horniman Museum Laban Dance Centre The London Theatre The Den
The Den
(Millwall Football Club) Rivoli Ballroom St. Paul's, Deptford

Parks and open spaces

Beckenham
Beckenham
Place Gardens Bridge House Meadows Chinbrook
Chinbrook
Meadows Deptford
Deptford
Park Downham
Downham
Park Folkestone Gardens Fordham Park Forster Memorial Park Hilly Fields Park Ladywell
Ladywell
Fields Lewisham
Lewisham
Park Manor House Gardens Mayow Park Mountsfield Park Pepys Park Sydenham
Sydenham
Wells Park

Constituencies

Lewisham
Lewisham
West and Penge Lewisham
Lewisham
East Lewisham
Lewisham
Deptford

Rail stations

Beckenham
Beckenham
Hill Bellingham Blackheath Brockley Catford Catford
Catford
Bridge Crofton Park Deptford Deptford
Deptford
Bridge Elveson Road Forest Hill Grove Park Hither Green Honor Oak
Honor Oak
Park Ladywell Lewisham Lee Lower Sydenham New Cross New Cross
New Cross
Gate St Johns Sydenham

Other topics

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London Borough of Bromley

Districts

Anerley Aperfield Beckenham Berry's Green Bickley Biggin Hill Bromley Bromley
Bromley
Common Broom Hill Chelsfield Chislehurst Crystal Palace Cudham Downe Eden Park Elmers End Elmstead Farnborough Foxbury Goddington Green Street Green Hayes Hazelwood Hockenden Horns Green Keston Leaves Green Locksbottom Longlands Luxted Mottingham New Beckenham Orpington Park Langley Penge Petts Wood Plaistow Poverest Pratt's Bottom Ruxley St Mary Cray St Paul's Cray Shortlands Single Street Southborough South Street Sundridge Sydenham Upper Norwood West Wickham Widmore

Attractions

Bromley
Bromley
Museum Chislehurst
Chislehurst
Caves Churchill Theatre Crofton Roman Villa Crystal Palace Museum Down House Wickham Theatre

Parks and open spaces

Betts Park Bromley
Bromley
Wood Chislehurst
Chislehurst
Common Covet Wood Crystal Palace Park Cuckoo Wood Cudham
Cudham
Frith Darrick Wood Elmstead Wood Hayes Common High Elms Country Park Jubilee Country Park Kelsey Park Norman Park Poverest
Poverest
Recreation Ground Scadbury Park Sundridge Park

Places of worship

St George's Church, Beckenham St John the Evangelist's Church, Penge St Mark's Church, Bromley St Mary's Church, Downe St Mary the Virgin, Hayes St Peter and St Paul's Church, Bromley

Constituencies

Beckenham Bromley
Bromley
and Chislehurst Lewisham
Lewisham
West and Penge Orpington

Rail stations and tram stops

Anerley Avenue Road Beckenham
Beckenham
Road Beckenham
Beckenham
Junction Bickley Birkbeck Bromley
Bromley
North Bromley
Bromley
South Chelsfield Chislehurst Clock House Crystal Palace Eden Park Elmers End Elmstead Woods Hayes Kent
Kent
House Knockholt Lower Sydenham New Beckenham Orpington Penge
Penge
East Penge
Penge
West Petts Wood Ravensbourne St Mary Cray Shortlands Sundridge Park West Wickham

Other topics

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London Borough of Southwark

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Bankside Bermondsey Borough/Southwark Camberwell Crystal Palace Denmark Hill Dulwich Dulwich
Dulwich
Village East Dulwich Elephant and Castle Herne Hill Honor Oak Newington Nunhead Peckham Peckham
Peckham
Rye Rotherhithe South Bank South Bermondsey Surrey
Surrey
Quays Sydenham
Sydenham
Hill Upper Norwood Walworth West Dulwich

Attractions

Bankside
Bankside
Gallery Bramah Tea and Coffee Museum Brunel Museum City Hall The Clink Cuming Museum Dulwich
Dulwich
Picture Gallery Fire Brigade Museum Globe Theatre Greenwood Theatre Hay's Galleria Herne Hill
Herne Hill
Stadium House of Dreams Museum HMS Belfast Imperial War Museum Livesey Museum for Children London Dungeon Mandela Way T-34 Tank Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret The Old Vic OXO Tower Pumphouse Educational Museum Purdy Hicks Gallery Rose Theatre Sam Wanamaker Playhouse The Shard South Bank South London
South London
Gallery Southwark
Southwark
Cathedral Tate Modern Unicorn Theatre Winchester Palace

Markets

Borough East Street

Bridges and tunnels

Blackfriars Bridge Blackfriars Railway Bridge Cannon Street Railway Bridge London Bridge Millennium Bridge Rotherhithe
Rotherhithe
Tunnel Southwark
Southwark
Bridge Tower Bridge Waterloo Bridge

Parks and open spaces

Belair Park Bermondsey
Bermondsey
Spa Gardens Brimmington Park Burgess Park Dickens Square Park Dulwich
Dulwich
Park Faraday Gardens Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park Little Dorrit Park Newington Gardens Southwark
Southwark
Park Tabard Park

Constituencies

Camberwell
Camberwell
and Peckham North Southwark
Southwark
and Bermondsey Dulwich
Dulwich
and West Norwood

Tube and rail stations

Bermondsey Borough Canada Water Denmark Hill Elephant and Castle Kennington London Bridge Nunhead Queens Road Peckham Peckham
Peckham
Rye Rotherhithe South Bermondsey Southwark Surrey
Surrey
Quays Sydenham
Sydenham
Hill West Dulwich

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Areas of London

Central activities zone

Bloomsbury City of London wards Holborn Marylebone Mayfair Paddington Pimlico Soho Southwark Vauxhall Waterloo Westminster

Town centre network

International

Belgravia Knightsbridge West End

Metropolitan

Bromley Croydon Ealing Harrow Hounslow Ilford Kingston Romford Shepherd's Bush Stratford Sutton Uxbridge Wood Green

Major

Angel Barking Bexleyheath Brixton Camden Town Canary Wharf Catford Chiswick Clapham
Clapham
Junction Dalston East Ham Edgware Eltham Enfield Town Fulham Hammersmith Holloway Nags Head Kensington High Street Kilburn King's Road
King's Road
East Lewisham Orpington Peckham Putney Queensway/Westbourne Grove Richmond Southall Streatham Tooting Walthamstow Wandsworth Wembley Whitechapel Wimbledon Woolwich

Districts (principal)

Acton Beckenham Bethnal Green Brentford Camberwell Canada Water Carshalton Chadwell Heath Chingford Clapham Crystal Palace Coulsdon Cricklewood Dagenham Deptford Dulwich Edmonton Elephant and Castle Erith Feltham Finchley Forest Gate Forest Hill Golders Green Greenwich Harlesden Hampstead Harringay Hayes (Hillingdon) Hendon Hornchurch Kentish Town Leyton Mill Hill Mitcham Morden Muswell Hill New Cross New Malden Northwood Notting Hill Penge Pinner Purley Ruislip Sidcup Southgate South Norwood Stanmore Stoke Newington Surbiton Sydenham Teddington Thamesmead Tolworth Tulse Hill Twickenham Upminster Upper Norwood Wanstead Wealdstone Welling West Ham West Hampstead West Norwood Willesden
Willesden
Green Woodford

Neighbourhoods (principal)

Abbey Wood Alperton Anerley Barnes Barnsbury Battersea Beckton Bedford Park Bermondsey Bow Brent Cross Brockley Canonbury Charlton Chelsea Chessington Chipping Barnet Chislehurst Clerkenwell Elmers End Gidea Park Greenford Gunnersbury Hackbridge Hackney Ham Hampton Hanwell Hanworth Harold Wood Highams Park Highbury Highgate Hillingdon Hook Holloway Hoxton Ickenham Isle of Dogs Isleworth Islington Kensal Green Kew Lambeth Manor Park Mortlake Neasden Northolt Nunhead Plaistow (Newham) Poplar Roehampton Rotherhithe Seven Kings Seven Sisters Shoreditch Stamford Hill Stepney St Helier Surrey
Surrey
Quays Tottenham Upper Clapton Walworth Wapping West Drayton Worcester Park Yiewsley

Lists of areas by borough

Barking
Barking
and Dagenham Barnet Bexley Brent Bromley Camden Croydon Ealing Enfield Greenwich Hackney Hammersmith
Hammersmith
and Fulham Haringey Harrow Havering Hillingdon Hounslow Islington Kensington and Chelsea Kingston upon Thames Lambeth Lewisham Merton Newham Redbridge Richmond upon Thames Southwark Sutton Tower Hamlets Waltham Forest Wandsworth Westminster

Fictional

Canley (borough) (The Bill: TV soap) Charnham (suburb) (Family Affairs: TV soap) Gasforth (town) (The Thin Blue Line: TV series) London Below (magical realm) (Neverwhere: TV series, novel) Walford
Walford
(borough) (EastEnders: TV soap)

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