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Honor Oak Park

Overview

Approximately 6 miles from central London, Honor Oak Park is a residential area within the Borough of Lewisham. It is thought  to be named after an event in 1602 when Elizabeth I picnicked with Sir Richard Bulkeley under an oak tree at the summit of the Hill. The tree came to be known as the Oak of Honor and the area as One Tree Hill. The Nature Reserve along Devonshire Rd provides a little bit of the countryside in this part of southeast London.

"Why is Honor Oak Park so fab? Mama dough pizzeria, Le Querce, Babur, 11mins to London Bridge, good schools, and the views from Blythe Hill Fields."

Mrs Peters SE23

Going Out

Honor Oak Park provides a variety of eating out highlights:  Donde, a tasty Spanish tapas bar; Mama Dough, a hip pizza place serving delicious sourdough pizzas;  Le Querce, a much-loved, family-run Sardinian restaurant with fantastic daily specials;  Babur, an award-winning Indian restaurant; and Hattush, an authentic Turkish restaurant. Si Mangia on Forest Hill Rd is another good Italian restaurant where you can sit outside during the summer.

The Honor Oak on the corner of St Germans Rd and Brockley Rise is a great place for Sunday lunch. It has recently been listed as an Asset of Community Value by the Department of Communities and Local Government.

In the evening, Two spoons turns from a coffee shop into a place where you can enjoy a glass of wine or a locally-brewed ale while listening to live music.

Shopping

For groceries there’s a Sainsbury’s local along with a number of independent convenience stores. Forgotten someone’s birthday? Then find a gift in Jumping Bean. Treat yourself to a beauty treatment at The Clinic. You can also pick up unique works of art from  ‘Something Gallery’.

Parks

Honor Oak Park derives its name from the tree – the oak of Honor – under which Elizabeth 1 is said to have picnicked. The tree (or at least its successor) is found at the top of One Tree Hill past St Augustine’s Church. You can admire sweeping views of London’s skyline from here.

Transport Links

Honor Oak Park station
Mainline services: 11mins to London Bridge.
London Overground: Services to Highbury and Islington and south to Croydon

Southeastern: southeasternrailway.co.uk
London Overground: tfl.gov.uk/

Schools

They include:

Primary Schools
Stillness Primary School
Dalmain Primary School
William of York Primary School
Fairlawn Primary School
St Francesca Cabrini Primary School

Secondary Schools
Harris Academy
Forest Hill Boys
Predengast School Crofton Park
Prendergast School for Girls

Please click on the link for the latest Ofsted reports. ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report

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