London property hunters who are looking for a place with a strong sense of community, plentiful amenities and a thriving cultural scene would be well advised to seek flats to rent in Hither Green.
This quiet, peaceful residential area in the borough of Lewisham is known for its wealth of heritage, culture and retail sites, winning praise from local residents for the warmth and diversity of the local community.
Hither Green was originally founded on land rendered uninhabitable by the spread of the Black Death in the 14th century, but over the years it has been able to comprehensively overcome these inauspicious origins, developing into a picturesque rural neighbourhood by the 18th century.
During the Victorian era, a huge number of new homes, schools, churches and libraries were created in the area, building a strong infrastructure that helped Hither Green to remain a thriving destination even despite the impact of World War II.
Modern-day Hither Green is one of the most pleasant environments London has to offer, thanks in large part to the wide variety of green spaces populating the area.
Residents can visit Mountsfield Park to take in impressive views of South-East London and make use of its many sports facilities, or enjoy the ambience of locations such as Manor House Gardens, Manor Park and the Community Garden on Springbank Road.
However, this sense of friendliness goes deeper than simply a pleasant aesthetic, as the area is also characterised by its strong heritage, memorable landmarks and wide array of locally-based businesses.
Those with an interest in culture can visit the famous Hither Green Clock Tower, view works of art at the Cooper Locke Gallery and attend film and theatre events at Hither Green Hall.
The Prime Meridian line also runs through this district, with a commemorative marker denoting its location placed at Hither Green station.
Notable businesses in the region include the community eatery known as the Cafe of Good Hope, the unique florist/coffee shop You Don't Bring Me Flowers on Staplehurst Road and gallery136, a renowned supplier of bespoke furniture.
Meanwhile, the Hither Green Community Association organises an annual celebration of all things local during Hither Green Week, a nine-day event that includes comedy shows, music performances, open gardens, historical exhibitions, food stalls and much more.
In 2012, this festival will include an Arts, Crafts and Food Fayre, with organisers constantly seeking to find new ways to make the event bigger and more inclusive.
Away from its arts and cultural scene, Hither Green also offers plenty to residents in practical terms, providing transport links to Charing Cross, Sevenoaks, Gravesend and Deptford via the local station, as well as plenty of bus, footpath and cycle routes.
Meanwhile, the proximity of educational facilities such as Brindishe Green Primary School, St Mary's CE Primary School and St Saviour's RC Primary School make the area ideal for families too.
These factors combine to make Hither Green one of the most desirable places to live in London, offering qualities that will appeal to people of all backgrounds.
Posted by Charles Mackay
Property To Rent in Hither Green SE13
£300 per week
This superb two bedroomed apartment offers stylish living space set within this Edwardian terraced house; it boasts spacious living space throughout, wonderfully spacious accommodation after a recent refurbishment with a fresh modern interior and excellent decor, in a fantastic location close to shops and other amenities in Hither Green.
It boasts generous living and entertaining space with original features and fittings and lots of natural light; it is generously proportioned throughout offering smart presentation and ample accommodation and it's offered furnished; it also benefits from wooden floor throughout, a garden to the rear and it is ideally located within a peaceful residential street.
The property is only 5 minutes' walk to Hither Green Rail and Lee Rail Stations, with frequent trains to London Bridge (12 minutes), Waterloo and Charing Cross or Cannon Street (25 minutes); easy access by bus to DLR service to Greenwich, Canary Wharf and Bank.
It is moments from local amenities offering a comprehensive range of shops, restaurants and bars, while the open space of Mountsfield Park is also close by. Motorists benefit from easy access to the A20 and A205.
Tenant Fees May Apply
£275 per week
Garner Estates are pleased to present this one bedroom apartment within a popular gated development just off Lee High Road.
Equidistant from a choice of stations to include Lewisham overground and DLR plus hither Green overground. The property is also convenient for local shops, bus routes and 'Manor House Gardens' a delightful park. Blackheath Village is also a short distance away.
Accommodation comprises double bedrooms, reception room, fitted kitchen just separated off from the reception and modern bathroom. There is a security entry system and allocated parking.
Available now, early viewings are recommended.
Tenant Fees May Apply
£1,695 per month
A brand newly refurbished three/four bedroom house set in a fantastic location within easy walking distance of Lewisham mainline station and DLR. Ground floor comprises of two reception rooms. Fitted kitchen with appliances including: built-in oven, electric hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Separate utility area with w.c. Access to private garden. First floor comprises of three double bedrooms and brand new three piece bathroom with shower over bath. Available 13tth March
EPC: Current: 60 Potential: 86
Tenant Fees May Apply
£1,595 per month
A great opportunity to rent an excellent TWO BEDROOM / TWO BATHROOM fist floor apartment (with lift) in the sought after OneSE8 development. Conveniently situated on the boarders of Greenwich and only a couple of minutes walk from Deptford Bridge DLR station, the apartment is also within 15 -20 minutes walk to the numerous shops, bars and restaurants in Greenwich Town centre. The property comprises; bright and spacious living / dining room with laminate wood flooring and fitted open plan kitchen with intgrated appliances, master double bedroom with en-suite shower, second double bedroom, main bathroom with shower over the bath. The property also benefits from use of a private onsite gymnasium, swimming pool and concierge. Available mid April 2016.
Tenant Fees May Apply