Honor Oak is a small south-east neighbourhood, situated between Brockley and Forest Hill. It has become very popular over the years amongst young families priced out of more expensive areas such as Dulwich or Clapham. Since the extension of the London Overground in 2010, there has been a significant impact on the area. With its numerous cafes, independent shops and restaurants, people are starting to recognise that these transport improvements have attracted more people to the area and increased its desirability. The area is well connected, with trains to Shoreditch, London Victoria and London Bridge. The station is operated by London Overground and Southern.
The area has also become more appealing over time, attracting younger professionals due to its quick access to London Bridge. Honor Oak high street provides local residents with a Sainsbury’s Local and several convenience stores that provide everyday essentials and groceries.
Interesting facts about Honor Oak
Honor Oak Park station opened in 1866.
Former professional football player Ian Wright grew up in the area.
St Augustine Church in Honor Oak Park was built in 1872/1873, by William Oakley.
Attractions in Honor Oak
Formally known as Oak of Honour Wood, One Tree Hill is one of London’s hidden gems; here, you can find the best views of the city and some interesting tales about the tree. A tale told was that Elizabeth I once rested beneath an oak on the hilltop on a journey to Lewisham, which brought about the names Honor Oak and One Tree Hill. The nature reserve is wonderful for walks and mini hikes, providing exceptional tranquil and peace.
The Garthorne and Devonshire Road Nature Reserve offers a countryside feel to the area.
Horniman Market is located in Forest Hill; it takes place every Sunday between 10am to 3pm. Nearby attractions include the Horniman Museum and Gardens, showcasing various exhibitions, and an excellent garden with unique art.
Honor Oak is blessed with many well-respected restaurants and lovely pubs. Le Querce is a fantastic Italian restaurant that is highly rated, Babur Indian Restaurant is a Michelin restaurant that opened in 1985 and Babur has been listed as the “top 20 curry houses in Britain” by Telegraph newspaper. Two Spoons is great value for money with it being a café during the day transitioning into a cocktail bar at night. The Honor Oak is a vibrant local pub, serving traditional British dishes with an extensive wine and beers list selection.
Major developments in Honor Oak
There are no major developments currently happening within Honor Oak, however, within the nearby neighbourhood Forest Hill, there are plans for Bellway to launch The Old Schoolhouse on Mayow Road; the development offers one, two and three-bedroom apartments with balconies or terraces. This proves highly valuable not only for professionals commuting to London but also for young families due to the opportunity of great schools nearby within the area. For more information, please visit Bellway.
Education in Honor Oak
Honor Oak and Forest Hill share the same catchment area for schools in the area. Popular schools are Fairlawn, Dalmain, St Francesca Cabrini and the outstanding Kilmorie Primary school, as well as Stillness Junior School which is located on Brockley Rise. For secondary schools, choices include Forest Hill School for boys and Sydenham School for girls. For more information about the performance of the schools in the area, please visit gov.uk.
Places of worship in Honor Oak
The historic Grade II listed St Augustine Church is situated within Honor Oak, welcoming locals to join their fellowship. Maha Lakshmi Vidya Bhavan is a Hinduism place of worship. There is also Honor Oak Baptist Church and St Saviour Church.
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Who is this area good for?
Source the Area think this area is a particularly good fit for families.
Partner estate agent in Honor Oak
Average property prices in Honor Oak
These property prices are shared with Forest Hill, since they use the same postcode
Honor Oak Park
Honor Oak Park – 15 mins to London Bridge, 20 mins to Shoreditch High Street, 35 mins to London Victoria
63 to Forest Hill/Kings Cross
P4 to Lewisham/Brixton
P12 to Surrey Quays/Brockley Rise
N63 to Crystal Palace/Kings Cross
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 Honor Oak
Crime in Honor Oak
Honor Oak falls under the same jurisdiction as Forest Hill. The top three crimes last reported in August were harassment, theft from vehicle and violence. Honor Oak crime rate is relatively lower than the average for the borough, with there being 7 crimes a month per 1,000 residents. For more information and crime prevention advice, please visit Met Police.