Hither Green SE13

Less than seven miles from Central London and with excellent transport links to the City and the West End, Hither Green is a great location for those seeking peace and quiet within easy reach of the office. Hither Green is a tranquil residential area abundant with green space and a friendly local community. With a thriving cafe culture, some great restaurants and a well-established arts scene, Hither Green has become one of the best up-and-coming places to live in South East London. Popular with families, commuters and young professionals, the area has recently seen a rise in interest from investors. As local estate agents, Hither Green is an area we believe is ripe with investment opportunities and, as such, a great place to start your property search.

Where is Hither Green?

Hither Green is a district in South East London situated within the London Borough of Lewisham and located south-east of Charing Cross.

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Transport info

Hither Green railway station:
10 minutes to London Bridge; 20 minutes to Charing Cross
Road links:
18 minutes to Waterloo
Charing Cross:
24 minutes to London Charing Cross

Best local finds

Best Park:
Mountsfield Park
Best culture:
Best restaurant:
Levante Pide Restaurant
Best pub:
Ladywell Tavern
I have just sold my wonderful flat with Fish Need Water. I have been extremely grateful for the help and support from this small agency. I was previously under the assumption that estate agents were all the same only their commission varying. However I was wrong. This is a great company which is why I am taking the time to write this review. My flat had been on the market with a large agent and it wasn't selling. James who runs Fish Need Water, had made contact via mail shot and I wasn't sure how he would compare to the bigger agents, however my flat hadn't sold and I was willing to try someone different! I can honestly say James is an outstanding salesman who breaks the typical estate agent mould and really takes care of his clients. My flat had been recently redecorated but it was fairly empty and void of furnishings. This could have been the reason why it hadn't previously enticed a buyer. When my contract term with the big agent was nearly over, I met with James who immediately pointed out the flat was bare and soulless. I appreciated his honesty and once we had agreed to work together, he suggested I cancel the contract with the other agent, remove it from Rightmove and wait a few weeks. James is a Rightmove genius and an expert in marketing. I added many soft furnishings, pictures, luxury soaps, flowers, wine and books - all following James's advice, and my flat was transformed. James worked closely with the photographer and the photos turned out incredibly well and very arty, a different league to that of the previous agent. In fact James spent the afternoon moving and repositioning items to make the photos work. He even moved all the bins from the front of the house so the street shot looked neat and welcoming. I was impressed with his enthusiasm and attention to detail. Once my flat was up again on Rightmove it soon had an offer. All the preparation work had paid off. Through the whole process I only dealt with James and his legal assistant who both worked really hard to smooth out the legal bumps and usual stresses which often occur when selling in a chain. Working with such a small team meant I never got forgotten as I was only dealing directly with James. There were no mixed messages or missed information which can happen when you work with a sales team of two or three. I would certainly use Fish Need Water again and I have already recommended this company to two of my friends. Thank you James for everything, you are a master of your craft. Rachel Russell
Excellent service and communication throughout the process. James and Susie kept us in the loop at all times and were always there with any questions or concerns we had, I would recommend to others. Paul Ruskin
James Hall and Jack Barber both worked with me to sell my 1 bedroom flat and I\'m so glad they did! From the minute I met James I could tell he was passionate about property and actually cared about your sale. On the day of taking the marketing photos, James came over an hour beforehand to style my property and clear any clutter. So many people commented on how brilliant the photos were and how much it set my flat apart from others on the market. Jack is relatively new to the business but was also really passionate, persuasive and clearly knew his stuff. Above all his professionalism and care shone through. I\'ve already recommended them to two other people looking to sell. They sold my flat quickly in a really tough market (for London flats) and I\'m so glad I went with them. They put the big high street estate agents to shame... The sales progression team also worked hard and really put me at ease through some hairy moments as we neared exchange...big shout out to Susie for a stellar job! Ellie Smith

More about Hither Green SE13

Hither Green dates back to Roman times and acquired its name as it was closer to Lewisham than Further Green located on Verdant Lane. The area was largely wooded during medieval times, with the first villages springing up during the 18th century. By the turn of the 19th century most of the trees had been felled to make way for the expanse of new housing being built. During the Victorian era, Hither Green was transformed when Scottish social reformer and MP, Archibald Cameron Corbett, built more than 3,000 homes, as well as schools, churches and libraries in the area. As a result, many of the street names in Hither Green are of Scottish origin.

As estate agents, Hither Green provides a plentiful stock of housing for us to offer buyers. Victorian and Edwardian bay-fronted terraces and villas are situated around the Manor Park area while newer properties and modern flats are located within the Meridian South development. With the railway running through the centre of Hither Green and fast and frequent services to the City and the West End, the area is a great base for commuters. As a local letting agent, SE13 has provided us with a great mix of properties to let and we believe the area still has good investment potential for landlords.

What to do in Hither Green...

Hither Green has a strong sense of community and a friendly, village-type atmosphere. The Hither Green Community Association promotes better living for residents and also organises local meetings and events. There is a good selection of local schooling, with one primary school achieving an “Outstanding” Ofsted rating. Shopping is centred around Staplehurst Road, where a selection of local shops, a small supermarket, a Post Office, and a library can be found.

Hither Green has a thriving cafe culture. Cafe of Good Hope on Hither Green Lane serves homemade soups and a good selection of drinks. Profits from the cafe go to the Jimmy Mizen Foundation, a charity supporting local young people and promoting participation in the community. There are some good restaurants in the area, including PANAS Gurkha Nepalese & Indian Restaurant which promotes healthy eating by using only fresh ingredients and no artificial colours or preservatives during the cooking of their traditional dishes. Nightlife in Hither Green is laid back, but there is a handful of great pubs and bars. The Dacre Arms is a quiet, traditional pub serving a range of guest beers on tap. For a more lively atmosphere, or to watch the sport, then head to The Station Hotel. The chef there works in association with Coeliac UK and can produce any of the menus dishes without wheat or gluten.

Hither Green culture...

For a bit of culture you can visit one of the galleries in the area. Gallery 136 exhibits work by local artists, sells furniture and vintage items, and also arranges drawing classes. The Gallery London on Hither Green Lane also holds regular exhibitions by local artists. If you’re looking for something a bit more active, try the extremely popular indoor 18-hole mini-golf course, or visit the Green Flag award-winning Manor Park which has walks, a cycle route, a river and a play area.

The area has a generous quota of dedicated green space, and as local estate agents, Hither Green affords us the chance to offer prospective buyers and tenants their own piece of “countryside” away from the hustle and bustle of the City.

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