About Forest Hill

Forest Hill is seven miles south of central London. The area is surrounded by streets with large, early Victorian and Georgian properties. From gothic cottages to new builds and flats, Forest Hill has a wide selection of homes.


Our Dexters Estate Agents are local property experts who can help find you and your family the perfect home. Here are some helpful guides on everything you need to know about living in this popular neighbourhood:

Local Amenities

Forest Hill offers a variety of cafes, restaurants, and shops, surrounded by a rich culture and history. There is an assortment of independent shops in the midst of well-known high street brands.


Also located in the borough is Mayow Park, an open green space which provides the perfect spot for a Sunday walk or picnic. Other facilities include an outdoor gym, cafe and a children’s playground.


Named after Frederick Horniman the tea trader, Horniman Museum and Gardens is the perfect place to spend a Saturday. Known for its large selection of taxidermied animals, this museum hosts an extensive range of exhibitions and shows. From natural history and anthropology to ancient musical instruments and an aquarium, Horniman Museum and Gardens has plenty to explore.



Forest Hill is also home to a number of ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rated schools, providing education for children from primary to secondary school age including:

Eliot Bank Primary School

Kilmorie Primary School

Sydenham School

Kingsdale Foundation School



Conveniently situated in Zone 3, Forest Hill Overground offers services to Crystal Palace and Highbury & Islington. With the Southern rail service from Forest Hill taking as little as 20 minutes to London Bridge, Forest Hill is well connected to the rest of London.


Bus routes to and from Forest Hill are regular and include numbers 176 (to Tottenham Court Road), 185 (to Victoria) and 197 (to Peckham).


Living in Forest Hill

Whether you are looking to rent or buy, Forest Hill is an excellent choice for its vibrant neighbourhood that has beautiful parks, superb amenities, and great access to central London. Surrounded by new builds and period properties, there is a home for everyone.

Contact your local experts at Dexters Estate Agents who will be more than happy to help you find the perfect property.

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