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The Best Places To Unwind In New Cross Without Breaking the Bank


Did you know that New Cross is one of London’s oldest districts? In the 1800s, it was actually part of the Kent County and went by the name Hatcham.  

Nowadays, it is one of the quirky, lively and diverse districts on the southwest of Deptford.

As an old town, New Cross has so many monumental buildings to explore. That’s why you don’t have to worry about overspending to enjoy yourself; because you can discover the town’s history on the cheap. 

Let’s review some of the places you can unwind in New Cross without breaking the bank.

Monumental Buildings

There are quite a few monumental buildings scattered around New Cross.  You can visit these places without having to pay a penny.

For example, you can:

  • View the public art and mural around the Ben Pimlott Goldsmith University Building.
  • Walk from New cross to Queens Road and admire the massive art mural.
  • Visit the house in New Cross where John Tallas lived. He was a famous publisher who lived in the 1800s.

A quick tip:  If you want to make the best of New Cross, get around on your feet. You don’t even need to take public transport.

Local Libraries

Going to the local library is always a great experience, especially when it is run by passionate local community members.  In 2011, the local Library in New Cross would have been shut down, but the locals formed an alliance to keep it running. Now, it is open a few times a week for the public.

If you are looking for a Library with a bit more space, try walking to the one in Deptford. It isn’t too far away from New Cross and has comfortable seating where you can sit back, relax and unwind with your friends.   

A quick tip:  Whilst you are at the local library, read up on the fascinating history of New Cross.

Pubs and Bars

The music scene in New Cross is hip and happening – with clubs and bars open until late, there are so many to choose from. When there is a football match, you can always find a pub nearby with a big screen and bond with like-minded fans.

If you are new to the area and want to make new friends, a trip to a local bar or pub may be just what you need. 

A quick tip:  If you are heading to a pub or bar, make sure you read up on reviews online or ask the locals.

Exquisite dining

After exploring New Cross, no doubt you will want to dine at a place where you can receive five-star treatment. After a long day, you will want to unwind in a restaurant with scrumptious food and great music. 

Lit Lounge Restaurant and Shisha Afro-Fusion Bar has all this and more; it boasts a chilled exotic atmosphere that you will only find in 5* restaurants. What’s more, the restaurant’s concept was to create a place where diverse ethnicities could enjoy an equisite yet affordable dining and shisha experience.  

A quick tip:  Check out Lit Lounge’s impressive shisha room equipped with a skylight roof.  If you are looking for the best shisha experience in South London, Lit Lounge is definitely the place to be.

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