Tips wanted on return to Forest Hill


#1

I last lived in Forest Hill 30 years ago, so would be grateful for tips on:

  • Any roads to avoid when buying a property

  • Quality independent food shops, in particular butchers, fishmongers and wholefood/organic grocers

  • An excellent hairdresser who really knows how to cut

  • A doctor’s surgery open in the evening and at weekends

  • Decent restaurants and bars

  • The best takeaway/delivery food services

  • A traditional boxing gym

  • Dance classes

  • Social and community groups

  • Reliable domestic cleaning and ironing services


#2

hey @Fishcalledwanda - I’d recommend checking out this list of local recommendations, which will help with some of your questions.


#3

Thanks Chris.


#4

Hi @Fishcalledwanda here are some replies to your questions & welcome back to FH when you return :slight_smile:

  • On Roads to avoided I can’t think of any, though it would depend on preference.

  • We have @TheButcherySE23 on London Road http://thebutcheryltd.com/index.html
    @WatersSE23 Fishmongers & Greengrocers on Perryvale http://www.watersenterprises.co.uk
    Here’s our FHTA (Forest Hill Traders Association) website http://www.fhta.co.uk/memberlist

  • We have lots of hairdressers in FH for you to choose from

  • Not sure which doctors surgeries open evenings & weekends, maybe someone else will be able to help on that one

  • We have quite a few decent restaurants & bars, too many to list but here’s a few @AllInnOne @Sylvanpost @TheHillLoungeBar @andrea (BoNA Pizzas) The Perryvale, The Signal, The Honor Oak etc

  • BoNA, The Perryvale, The Signal, Babur Indian All deliver - can’t help much on this one as I rarely have take away deliveries

  • Can’t help with a boxing gym

  • Depends what type of Dance Class you’re after - I know they have some at FH Pools, I think at Twist Studios on Dartmouth Road, may have something at Studio One. And if it’s kids dance classes @GemsPerformingArts https://www.gemsperformingarts.com are brilliant with the kids

  • The Forest Hill Society do great things in our community http://www.foresthillsociety.com & @Michael is the chair of the group
    Stag & Bow on Dartmouth Road hold monthly socials

  • There’s probably cleaning & ironing recommendations on the thread Chris pointed you towards.

Hope this helps :slight_smile:


#5

Thanks Pauline. You are a star. I will pop in to Sugar Mountain and get verified when I am in FH on Friday.

L


#6

Great, I look forward to meeting you & more than happy to have a chat about other stuff going on in the community that may be of interest to you :slight_smile:


#7

I think all the roads in Forest Hill are fine. If you are not keen on a steep climb at the end of the night I would maybe avoid some of the hillier roads (although I live on one of those and love it - it’s beautifully quiet and secluded once you get to the top!)


#8

Thanks Hannah. It seems that Forest Hill is still a good place to live overall. I don’t mind hills, but might change my mind when almost at the top of Canonbie :blush:


#9

Hi… This is another good topic to reference for nice things in FH.


#10

If you value your health and your sanity do not live on the South Circular or within a few properties length from it due to the pollution which is deadly. The other road I don’t like is Devonshire Road the end towards Forest Hill. It’s a constant rat race / traffic jam.


#12

Very useful Jason. So nice to have the extremely good stuff pointed out, rather than having to dig for it. Being a bit of a foodie, I’ll certainly be trying some of that cheese.

L


#13

I didn’t know about that end of Devonshire Road so will heed your advice. Thanks.

L


#14

Good Hair dresser Blue Tit on Peckham Rye I’ve tried the more local ones but they’re by far the best