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Lee

Overview

Lee is located mostly in the London Borough of Lewisham and partly in the London Borough of Greenwich. It is centred around Lee railway station and Burnt Ash Hill leading up towards Grove Park. Notable landmarks include St Margaret’s church (the burial place of three Astronomers Royal), Manor House, the former home of Sir Francis Baring (founder of Barings bank) and now a library, and the Old Tiger’s Head pub in Lee Green.

"A fantastic place for families. It was one of the only areas we looked in where we could find a decent-sized garden! And it only takes 20 minutes to get into town."

Jonathan Cleaver SE12

Going Out

Lee covers quite a large area from Lee Green all the way up to Grove Park. There’s a parade of shops near the station which includes a charming coffee shop (the kitchen at se12) and a highly-rated Italian restaurant (Luciano’s)   Further down the road is Lee Green where there’s another good Italian restaurant (Ristorante Carola) and a popular Indian  (the Spice of Life).

The recently- renovated Lord Northbrook is a great place for Sunday lunch or a pint after work.

Shopping

You have a choice of 2 supermarkets, a Co-operative which is just by the station, and a large Sainsbury’s in Lee Green.

There’s a family-run butcher’s along Burnt Ash Hill as well as a good fish and chip take away.

Parks

Manor House gardens is a delightful park with a walled flower garden, a lake where you can feed the ducks, a coffee shop, a multi-sport playground,  tennis courts and a children’s playground.

Further south is Northbrook park, a small park with a play area, and a full-size grass and 5-a-side football pitch.

Transport Links

Lee:
20 mins to Charing Cross
12-16 mins to Canon Street

Grove Park
13-19 mins to London Bridge
30 mins to Charing Cross

Southeastern: southeasternrailway.co.uk

Schools

They include:

Primary Schools
Brindishe Lee Primary School
Brindishe Manor
Cooper’s Lane Primary School
St Margarets Lee CofE Primary School
St Winifreds Catholic Primary School
Secondary Schools
Trinity Church Of England
Thomas Tallis School
St Ursulas Convent School

Independent Schools
Colfe’s
Eltham College

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

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