Mayow Park  

 
 
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Originally named Sydenham Recreation Ground, Mayow Park is Lewisham's oldest municipal park. Opened on 1st June 1878, an event to celebrate the park's 125th year anniversary was held in 2003. Home to the Mayow Park Bowls Club, there are two tennis courts and a refurbished children's playground within the green space. The central field is an ideal venue for walking, running and generally relaxing in the peaceful tree lined surroundings. The opening of Mayow Park on 1st June 1878 was a big occasion; ten thousand people filled the park, and several hundred children marched through the area, accompanied by bands and a horse-drawn carriage. A marble drinking fountain marks the event with the following words inscribed, 'Erected by subscription in recognition of the services of the Rev W Taylor Jones MA in acquiring this ground for the public, 1 June 1878'.

 

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Railway Stations

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Sydenham Railway Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Forest HillRailway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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What's on in London 2018

Discover what's on in London 2018 with our comprehensive guide to the best events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London 2018 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Nunhead Cemetery
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Linden Grove, SE15 | 2.5 miles from Mayow Park
Nunhead Cemetery is a 52 acre Victorian burial ground situated on a hill four miles south of Central London. A ruined Gothic chapel overlooks a large ... More
 
 
 
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Tibetan Peace Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 5.2 miles from Mayow Park
Buddhist garden in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum. Located in the ground of the Imperial War Museum, lies this fitting tribute to peace and the ... More
 
 
 
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Canada Square Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Canada Square, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 5.4 miles from Mayow Park
Open space in the centre of Canary Wharf, Canada Square Park is a popular outdoor area for concerts and screenings of sporting events in the ... More
 
 
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Mayow Park

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Mayow Park
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Horniman Museum
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
100 London Road, SE23 | 17 minutes from Mayow Park
Victorian tea trader Frederick John Horniman collected specimens and artefacts from his travels around the world in the 1860's. His personal collection became the foundation of ... More
 
 
 
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Horniman Aquarium
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 | 17 minutes from Mayow Park
The basement aquarium at The Horniman follows a long history of marine life at the museum. Sealife has been on display here since 1903 when the ... More
 
 
 
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Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Gallery Road, Dulwich Village, SE21 | 36 minutes from Mayow Park
Designed by London architect Sir John Soane in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world's first purpose-built art gallery and holds one of the most celebrated ... More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Mayow Park

Near Mayow Park
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Bussey Building
London > Entertainment >
133 Rye Lane, SE15 | 2.9 miles from Mayow Park
Once an industrial powerhouse, one of the premier cricket bat makers in the country and an air raid shelter during the Second World War, the historic ... More
 
 
 
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Peckham Levels
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Levels 1 to 6 Peckham Town Centre Car Park, 95A Rye Lane, SE15 | 2.9 miles from Mayow Park
Previously a disused car park, ... More
 
 
 
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Jack Studio Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
410 Brockley Road, SE4 | 34 minutes from Mayow Park
The Jack Studio Theatre (formerly known as Brockley Jack Theatre) is a welcoming 50-seat fringe theatre in Brockley - so welcoming that it won the public ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Mayow Park

The best shops and markets near Mayow Park
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rye Books
London > Shopping > Books
45 Upland Road, SE22 | 2.1 miles from Mayow Park
Lovely local independent bookshop in East Dulwich Rye Books sells fiction, children's books, art and design, and tomes on travel as well as hard-to-find books, gifts ... More
 
 
 
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The Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
1 Calton Avenue, SE21 | 2.1 miles from Mayow Park
Hazel Broadfoot's and Julian Toland's run a superb, high class bookshop in the heart of Dulwich Village. All the staff have a real enthusiasm, thirst for ... More
 
 
 
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Simon Carter Crystal Palace
London > Shopping > Menswear
71 Westow Street, SE19 | 29 minutes from Mayow Park
Founded by a businessman of the same name in the 1980s, Simon Carter is a menswear retailer known especially for their accessories such as cufflinks, ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Mayow Park

What are the best dining options near Mayow Park London?
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Gurkha's
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
67 Sydenham Road, Sydenham, SE26 | 5 minutes from Mayow Park
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Barcelona Tapas Bar y Restaurante
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
481 Lordship Lane, Dulwich, SE22 | 24 minutes from Mayow Park
Spanish cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Babur Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
119 Brockley Rise, Forest Hill, SE23 | 25 minutes from Mayow Park
North Indian cuisine. Booking advised on weekends. ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Mayow Park

Near Mayow Park
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Music Everything Ltd
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Parchmore Place, CR7 | 2.8 miles from Mayow Park
This popular, affordable music school delivers short and intensive part time courses in music production/technology, sound engineering, vocal techniques and keyboard/guitar/dj skills. They also have studios to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 4.1 miles from Mayow Park
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
 
 
 
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The Wine and Food Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 4.2 miles from Mayow Park
It's kind of an evening class, kind of a dinner party... Led by FHM's Kenneth Harry Putt, the WFA wine appreciation classes are based around tasting ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Mayow Park

Mayow Park gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dulwich Croquet Club
London > Leisure > Games
Burbage Road, SE21 | 2.2 miles from Mayow Park
A million miles away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Circus, the peace and quiet of leafy Dulwich is a great place to enjoy a ... More
 
 
 
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Crystal Palace Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Thicket Road, Penge, SE20 | 17 minutes from Mayow Park
Although Sir Joseph Paxton's Crystal Palace - first erected in Hyde Park for the Great Exhibition of 1851 and moved here a couple of years ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Beckenham Cricket Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Foxgrove Road, BR3 | 33 minutes from Mayow Park
Its name may imply allegiance to cricket alone but at this club you can play tennis, hockey, and squash. The cricket club boasts immaculate pitches, ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Mayow Park

The best pubs near London Mayow Park.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wood House
London > Nightlife > Pubs
39 Sydenham Hill, SE26 | 18 minutes from Mayow Park
Located in Dulwich, just next to Sydenham Woods, The Wood House emerged from a major revamp in 2015 with a conservatory-style ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Faber Fox
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Westow Hill, SE19 | 28 minutes from Mayow Park
On a prime spot in Crystal Palace, at the top of Westow Hill, the Faber Fox has everything you'd expect from a good ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Herne Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Forest Hill Road, East Dulwich, SE22 | 33 minutes from Mayow Park
Sister pub to The Palmerston on Lordship Lane, The Herne Tavern is quite a different offering and is ideally suited to families with its large outdoor ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Mayow Park

Mayow Park clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Champagne + Fromage
London > Nightlife > Bars
10-11 Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 3.5 miles from Mayow Park
Expanding from their Covent Garden shop into Brixton, Champagne & Fromage, the venture owned by French Bubbles founders, Maud Fierobe and Stefano Frigerio, can be found ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ritzy Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
Brixton Oval, Brixton, London SW2 | 3.5 miles from Mayow Park
This funky little jazz bar is one of South London's hidden delights. Don't worry about the depressingly empty pub section you can see from the street. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brixton Beach
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Popes Road, Brixton, SW9 | 3.5 miles from Mayow Park
Each summer, Londoners can enjoy the charms of the seaside without leaving the city at the rooftop Brixton Beach . I nspired by the ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Mayow Park

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Mayow Park.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Laban
London > Business > Venue Hire
Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 3.7 miles from Mayow Park
Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron went for a shimmering, plastic-clad building when tasked with designing the Laban building, a place where excellence in contemporary ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Old Royal Naval College
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 4.1 miles from Mayow Park
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gallery Road, SE21 | 36 minutes from Mayow Park
Designed by London architect Sir John Soane in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world's first purpose-built art gallery and holds one of the most celebrated ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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Coral: Fabric Of The Reef
Exhibitions | Until 9th September 2018 

Horniman Museum 17 minutes walk from Mayow Park

Dyed and sculpted wool fabric sculptures in inspired by coral reefs by the artist Karen Dodd....More

Colour: The Rainbow Revealed
Colour: The Rainbow Revealed
Kids Events | Until 28th October 2018 

Horniman Museum 17 minutes walk from Mayow Park

Red and yellow and all the colours of the rainbow are explored in an award-winning, family friendly exhibition at the ...More

 

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Exhibitions | On 10th July 

The Mall

On Tuesday 10th July, one hundred days after the official 100th birthday of the Royal Air Force, up to 100 aircraft representing the RAF's history will fly over Buckingham Palace. In the hour and a ...More

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London Shuffle Club
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Royal Opera: Don Giovanni
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Royal Opera House

Kasper Holten's "thoughtul and attentive" (Telegraph) 2014 production of Mozart's drama returns to the Royal ...More

 
Queer And Now
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Tate Britain

Back for its second year and following on from the 2017 Queer British Art exhibition, ...More

 
The Muppets Take The O2
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The O2 Arena

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This Is Not For You
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Royal Artillery Square

The world premiere of Graeae Theatre Company's moving tribute to Britain's wounded soldiers, directed by ...More

 
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
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National Theatre

Cate Blanchett makes her debut at the National ...More

 
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Sadler's Wells Theatre

The Dutch dance company, "One of world dance's truly great companies" (Daily Telegraph), performs two ...More

 
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