Brockley is based in between the vibrant Peckham and the arty New Cross. The area flew under the south-east London radar for many years, despite it being a desirable place to live. In 2010, Brockley’s overground service was opened and since then, the demand for living there has increased dramatically. This had a positive impact on the prices of properties for homeowners.
Brockley is part of the fare zone 2 with Overground & Southern services running into the heart of London. The Overground service serves Highbury & Islington, West Croydon & Crystal Palace with the Southern line service to London Bridge in 16 minutes.
In Brockley, some of the large Victorian and Edwardian properties have been converted into spacious flats which range from £260k-650k. Brockley area’s core is part of the conservation area which means the council have recognised it as an area that needs protecting. Brockley was damaged during the war, which is evident in the architecture, especially on the housing estate on Adelaide Road. In modern times, this area offers a variety of terraced houses, semi-detached, detached and flats with moderate property prices.
Interesting facts about Brockley
Brockley was once a settlement on the Lewisham side of the boundary between Lewisham and Deptford but now it stretches from Lewisham all the way to Forest Hill.
The northern side of Brockley was once owned by the Tyrwhitt-Drake family in the 18th century. They built a considerable amount of three/four-story properties, most of which have now been divided into flats.
Attractions in Brockley
Brockley has retained its great vibe by keeping its local markets open to the general public every Saturday from 10am-2pm. The market offers various food items such as bread, meat fresh fish, your basic supply of fruit and veg, and on the odd occasion, cheese and charcuterie. In previous years, they’ve picked up awards for best retailer of urban food awards.
Hilly Fields Park can’t be beaten for its location. It’s very family-friendly with a community café; these aspects are great for those looking to get out and exercise, have a catch up with friends or simply just enjoy the views this park has to offer.
Blythe Hill Fields offers so much green space with a great view over Canary Wharf and the City; it is great for the locals giving them a community feel by holding many events through the year.
Food and drink options in the area include Masala Wala Café, a specialist cafe offering authentic Pakistani cuisine, and Brockley Rock, which has won awards for the “Best Chippy Chips in London”, serving sea bass, calamari, seafood platters and a lot more.
Major developments in Brockley
There are no massive developments currently happening in Brockley. The closest development is the lovely Bond House located in New Cross, a new home scheme which is delivering a collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments.
Education in Brockley
Brockley is a great area with several state schools, which many families would be drawn towards because there is so much variety. There are seven primary schools in the area including Gordonbrock and John Stainer, both of which are rated by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’. On Adelaide Avenue, there is the outstanding all-girls Prendergast Secondary School which also has a sixth form.
For more information on the performance of these schools, please visit gov.uk.
Places of worship in Brockley
Brockley have a friendly and welcoming place to worship, bringing together people from different cultural backgrounds and a wide range of age groups. St Gregorios Church is the first parish church of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church in the UK. There also is Elim Pentecostal Church, St Hilda, St Peter Brockley, St Mary Magdalen RC Church, St Andrew URC and Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness.
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Who is this area good for?
Source the Area think this area is a particularly good fit for young professionals, families, first time buyers and those that love outdoor spaces.
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Brockley – 15 mins to London Bridge
Crofton Park – 20 mins to London Blackfriars, 25 mins to London City Thameslink
171 to Elephant and Castle
172 to Aldwych
484 to Camberwell
N171 to Tottenham Court Road
Easy access to the South Circular Road (A205), and then on to the A2 and A20 for Canterbury/Dover and Folkestone respectively
Best roads in Brockley
Crime in Brockley
Since the beginning of 2020, Brockley has seen 170 or more crimes a month. In July 2020, violent crimes numbered at 25, with 25 thefts from vehicle and 20 harassments. Brockley has 8 crimes a month per 1,000 residents. With the number of people residing in the area, that is relatively low. For more information and crime prevention advice, please visit Met Police.