Coming to study in London and trying to decide which area of the capital to live in? Perhaps you’d prefer to get a break from the hustle and bustle by staying just outside the city centre but are worried about commuting times to your university campus? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Spotlight on Chapter Lewisham… this friendly Chapter is only 3 years old and is located south of the river in Zone 2 with excellent transport links into the city. It’s perfectly connected with direct trains to London Bridge in 9 minutes, making it an ideal base for students studying at a wide range of London colleges and universities in south and central London. Nearby universities include Goldsmiths (8 mins via bus), University of Greenwich (17 mins via DLR) and King’s College London (25 mins via train).
Lewisham is a corner of London which is forever evolving and a newly popular up-and-coming place to live. It’s very close to creative New Cross, leafy Blackheath and the historic Royal Borough of Greenwich, all of which make fabulous days or nights out.
🎸 New Cross Inn – hosting live music 6 nights a week and a pub quiz on the 7th night, this place has many recurring events to keep you coming time and time again. Open mic nights, alternative line-ups and even famous bands are just a taster of what you can expect at this great venue.
🥡 Street Feast Model Market – each year, an abandoned 1950’s market is transformed into a lively street food fiesta. From sweet treats to fiery nibbles, there’s a wide range of cuisines to choose from and all are freshly made and completely individual, so it’s perfect if you fancy something a little more exciting than a sandwich for lunch.
🌳 Greenwich – home to the most historic of London’s Royal Parks, Greenwich is an idyllic corner of the capital with substance. As well as beautiful green open spaces, it’s also home to the Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum, street food markets and the Old Royal Navy College.
🛍️ Lewisham Shopping – no need to travel into Oxford Street to go shopping when you have a collection of over 65 shops available on your doorstep. From boutique clothes shops and classic high street stores, to restaurants and food outlets, this shopping centre is a classic fixture for a London suburb.
TRANSPORT CONNECTIONS INTO CENTRAL LONDON
The easiest way to get around London is via the famous public transport network, which has been designed with your convenience in mind. Whether it be by tube, train, bus, bike or taxi, there’s something for every kind of traveller in London.
Chapter Lewisham is situated just minutes’ walk from the overground rail network, DLR (Docklands Light Railway), and multiple bus stations, ready to escort you across the city.
Lewisham train station is less than a 5-minute walk from Chapter Lewisham, with overground trains running to major London stations including London Bridge, Waterloo East, Charing Cross and Cannon Street. Fast trains are available for you to be in the centre in under 15 minutes, and the majority of trains coming into the city from South East London will run through Lewisham, so you’ll never be waiting long for a train.
🚈 DLR (DOCKLANDS LIGHT RAILWAY)
Also accessible from Lewisham station, this is a rail line that reaches north to Stratford International, west to Bank in the City of London and east to London City Airport. These routes cover a great deal of south and east London, with multiple tube line connections accessible along the way. Getting an overground line is also a great way to see the city and get to know the surrounding area.
Lewisham is one of the best-connected areas in South London when it comes to buses. There are over 20 bus stops within walking distance of Chapter Lewisham, with routes stretching from Brixton, Victoria and Crystal Palace, to Stratford, Shoreditch and Liverpool Street. Plus, there are multiple night buses that run through the area, so you’ll be able to get home safely throughout the night.
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If you have a little more time on your hands, getting the bus is a great way to get to know the city. The tube may be convenient, but you can miss out on many of the sights and hidden gems of London whilst making your journey underground.
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ROOMS & AMENITIES AT CHAPTER LEWISHAM
With modern, furnished rooms and apartments covering a range of budgets, available on either a 43 or 51 week contract, choosing a room at Chapter Lewisham couldn’t be easier.
You can also select if you’d like a lower, mid, upper or penthouse level room, and even if you’d like a premium city view of the London skyline – check out all your options here.
Our Lewisham accommodation also offers round-the-clock security, unrivalled facilities and friendly social spaces to make sure you get the most out of student life in London.
- Up to 200MB dual-band Wifi
- All-inclusive bills
- 24/7 on site team & security
- Resident laundry services
- Study spaces
- On site gym
- Outdoor terrace
- Social areas
- TV room
- Bike storage
- Secure mailboxes & postal service
- Regular resident events
Plus, booking a room at Chapter Lewisham automatically makes you an exclusive Chapter member. This means you’ll have access to the amenities at all other Chapter properties across London and can attend their events as well. From parties and national holiday celebrations, to pet therapy sessions and career talks, check out all the events happening at our Chapters across London here.
Have any questions, or think Chapter Lewisham might be the right fit for you? We'd love to give you more details on finding the perfect room type or to find out more about the property.
And if you have five minutes spare, check out what language vlogger Anna from English Like A Native thought on her tour around Chapter Lewisham here.