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Lee Area Guide

Lee is evolving into a destination area in South East London sandwiched between Blackheath Village, Grove Park and Hither Green. Charming parks, new restaurants and family friendly pubs are the biggest draws for Lee as well as the excellent transport links to Central London in 13 minutes by train attracting more and more families and young professionals to the area. Popular restaurants include Luciano’s on Burnt Ash Road an authentic Italian restaurant with wonderful food and service and their newly opened café-style eatery/bar next door is great to meet friends and enjoy finger plates and prosecco.

Lee’s neighbouring village, Hither Green has become a sought after area amongst buyers. This quiet residential area now has fabulous cafes, a 24-hour gym and independent boutique businesses along Hither Green Lane and next to Hither Green station.

Peter Brown, Branch Manager at Lee, shares some of his favourite things in the area…

What’s your favourite thing about Lee?
The resident’s in Lee make it for me. Everyone I encounter are very friendly. The various cafes in the area are also a plus.

What is Lee’s best kept secret?
The Manor House Library is a beautiful building. It is a great place to spend some quiet time at the weekends.

What are your favourite streets in the area?
Upwood and Milcheldever Roads are two of my favourites, the properties on there are attractive, period properties which buyers love.

Where might we see you in the area in your spare time?
Carola on Lee Road is a lovely, authentic Italian restaurant, a nice easy place to eat and socialise. I also love walking around Manor Park and stopping at the café for a coffee.

What other lovely things can I do if I walk a little further to Hither Green?
The Station, near Hither Green station funnily enough, is a great gastro pub with excellent dishes like English classic fish and chips amongst pheasant breast and dell pork belly. The beer garden is lovely in the Summer too. A few steps from there is a great barbers called Bill’s barbers. They do a good trim there and give you a cup of tea which is nice. Along the lane there are great places to shop for gift ideas including Cissy Wears for children’s clothes and toys, Gallery 136 for art and accessories and Brightside Bakery for a birthday cake and after all that eating there is a 24-hour gym to work it off, so you have no excuse. 

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