Mayow Park  

Recreation Road, SE26 4ST


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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'. - Mayow Park Location Map

Railway Stations

Railway Stations

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

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Shopping near Mayow Park

The best shops and markets near Mayow Park
London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
55 Sydenham Road, SE26 | 4 minutes from Mayow Park
Britain’s largest pharmacy chain. Stocks prescription and over-the-counter drugs as well as a comprehensive range of health and beauty products. It also develops photographs at in-store ... More
Real Flame
London > Shopping > House and Garden
26 Sydenham Road, SE26 | 5 minutes from Mayow Park
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Kirkdale Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
272 Kirkdale, SE26 | 5 minutes from Mayow Park
Kirkdale Bookshop is probably the oldest independent bookshop in South East London, opening in 1966 under the ownership of Alec Cox and his daughter Geraldine. In ... More

Restaurants near Mayow Park

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The Calabash Of Culture
London > Restaurants > Vegan
21 Sydenham Road, SE26 | 4 minutes from Mayow Park
We at Calabash, endeavor to liberate all, through Literature and Arts corresponding to the History & Origin of Culture - Remembering our Affinity with Nature..... More
On the Hoof Bistro
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
23 Sydenham Road, Forest Hill, South East London, SE26 | 4 minutes from Mayow Park
On The Hoof Bistro offers a great space for a range of European meals and carefully selected wines in the heart of Sydenham high street, just ... More
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London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
67 Sydenham Road, Sydenham, SE26 | 5 minutes from Mayow Park
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Leisure near Mayow Park

Mayow Park gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
LA Fitness
London > Leisure > Fitness
291 Kirkdale, SE26 | 4 minutes from Mayow Park
An international chain of health and fitness clubs that has a number of sites across London. Facilities vary across clubs, all have well stocked gyms and ... More
Simply Woman
London > Leisure > Fitness
Park Hall, Sydenham Park, SE26 | 6 minutes from Mayow Park
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Pubs near Mayow Park

The best pubs near London Mayow Park.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Crown & Greyhound
London > Nightlife > Pubs
73 Dulwich Village, SE21 | 1.9 miles from Mayow Park
The Crown & Greyhound in Dulwich Village (also known as 'The Dog') is a large pub - really, it's an amalgamation of two: The Crown and ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jam Circus
London > Nightlife > Pubs
330-332 Brockley Road, SE4 | 2 miles from Mayow Park
After a fire gutted the building in December 2012, Jam Circus re-opens on 7th November 2013 welcoming back Brockley drinkers with its wide selection of ales, ... More
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

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Horniman Museum 5.64 miles from Mayow Park

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