11 Facts About Catford


Catford is a district in south east London, England, and the administrative centre of the London Borough of Lewisham.

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Catford is covered by the Rushey Green and Catford South wards in the London Borough of Lewisham.

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Catford has several pubs and a variety of non-chain restaurants and cafes.

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Between 1932 and 2003, Catford Stadium was a successful greyhound racing track, but was closed and then destroyed by fire in 2005 and ultimately demolished to make way for a new housing development.

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Catford is a priority area for regeneration in the London Borough of Lewisham.

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Previous attempts to regenerate Catford have been hampered by various complex issues such as the number of different landowners in and around the town centre.

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Catford provides the area with Thameslink services to Kentish Town, London Blackfriars, Orpington via Bromley South and to Sevenoaks via Bromley South and Swanley.

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Catford Bridge is served by Southeastern services to London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street via Lewisham and to Hayes.

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Catford has two independent schools, St Dunstan's College and a small faith school, Springfield Christian School.

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Catford Stadium was one of the greyhound racing venues in the UK until its closure and subsequent demolition in 2005.

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Catford has a Non-League football club Lewisham Borough F C who play at the Ladywell Arena.

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