It takes just 13 minutes from Catford Bridge to London Bridge, Catford is well-connected to central London so, whether you live in Catford, are planning the move or are just visiting there always lots going on in Catford! From good eats and great local pubs to culture trails and ample green space there's something for everyone!
Here are our top 5 ways to spend a perfect Sunday in our beloved hometown!
1. Explore the Waterline Way
You can walk or cycle along the Waterlink Way which is an eight-mile route that follows the Pool River and Ravensbourne River through a series of parks. The journey starts at Sydenham and takes you through Catford and Lewisham ending at Deptford (or vice versa if you are coming from the other direction). If you’re exploring Catford, you can do part of the walk to Ladywell Station which takes you through Ladywell Fields.
2. Watch a film at Catford Mews
Culture is everywhere in Catford, especially at the recently refurbished Grade II listed Broadway Theatre to Catford Mews! The independent 3 screen cinema is a perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon and the perfect place to take the kids when you've run out of energy to entertain them yourself!
3. Eat until your heart's content at Catford Food Market
Held on the last Sunday of every month, Catford Food Market is London’s hottest new riverside market! Overlooking the River Ravensbourne at Adenmore Road, in between Catford and Catford Bridge train stations the market showcases the best street food south east London has to offer. From decadent bakes to sensational savoury delights, you can sample food from every continent during just one trip around the market! And don’t worry about getting thirsty, you will find natural wines, award-winning local spirits and outstanding coffee, too!
4. Visit Servesmiths
Servesmiths is your newest local, speciality coffee shop and general store stocking only the finest, locally sourced, artisanal produce.
Coffee is at the heart of what they do, working closely with suppliers to showcase the very best of what south London has to offer. Catering to all dietary requirements, Servesmiths are proud to serve exquisite produce, including freshly baked bread, cakes and pastries, booze-infused soft serve ice cream, unique gifts, and homeware.
5. Enjoy at Sunday Roast
There are a few options for enjoying a Sunday roast in Catford so really you're spoiled for choice! From the Catford Constitutional and the Catford Bridge Tavern to the Ninth Life pub, there are plenty of options depending on your needs!
6. Shop Catford's Independent Stores
With over 80 shops in Catford, many locally owned, you can avoid a chaotic shopping trip in the city! Catford Shopping Centre, Rushey Green and the historic Catford Broadway are home to the town’s main shopping areas and the popular daily street market dates back to the 1880s. So not only is it convenient, you’re helping to support local history! Pop by and see us at Catford's hyper-local, neighbourhood department store, House of Catford to shop unique gifting ideas, local merchandise and the works of local artists!