Hither Green has a village-like feel thanks to the parade of fabulously independent shops set either side of the station. The biggest draw is that Hither Green has a great friendly community spirit among residents. The Hither Green Festival, an annual event which generally takes place in May, shows the passion the residents have for the area.
Properties in the area have boomed in recent years with young professionals commuting into London via the multiple train lines running through Hither Green Station.
The abundance of beautiful period properties ranging from the 19th century has become a destination of choice amongst buyers. Archibald Cameron Corbett built numerous Victorian houses on the 278 acres of land he purchased from North Park farm; this was to become known as the Corbett Estate.
Hither Green Station is located on Staplehurst Road with trains running to Charing Cross, London Bridge and Victoria. Staplehurst Road has a pretty parade of shops including the Station Hotel Pub which offers a fantastic gastro menu and a beer garden which is always bustling during the summer months.
A short stroll along the tree-lined roads takes you to the award-winning Manor House Gardens with its lake, walled gardens, playground and weekly farmers market. West of the station, a ten minutes’ walk takes you directly to Mountsfield Park which offers 32 acres of open parkland, because of its size, location and parking, it is typically used for significant events including People’s Day event held in July.
There is also an excellent selection of primary schools such as Brindishe Green in Beacons Road, Brindishe Lee in Wantage Road and Lee Manor School in Leahurst Road.
Meridian South Development set on the former Hither Green Hospital site is approaching 20 years since being originally built, offers attractive generous size apartments and a landmark clock tower.
Hither Green remains as a quiet residential area located in the Borough of Lewisham. Long overshadowed by neighbouring Blackheath and Lee it is quietly gaining in popularity amongst young families priced out by more established areas. Hither Green remains highly popular due to its good schools and transport links.