Sydenham Walks

Rediscovering your local neighbourhood

Have you become curious about Sydenham’s history after your Lockdown walks? Do you want to rediscover your local area on a leisurely walk with friends and family? Want to meet some new people at last? Join me, local resident and professional London Blue Badge Tourist Guide, Sue Hyde The Guide, on a series of walks around our neighbourhood.

Come on …ditch the Zoom screen and put on your walking shoes!

SYDENHAM WALKS No 2: Made in Sydenham – discovering the famous and the infamous

On this second walk, we discover the places linked to men and women who made their name here in Sydenham. The tour uncovers a mix of characters including rich landowners and real Marxists; a heroic Antarctic explorer and a medical pioneer; a lothario and an entrepreneur; writers, painters and a very dodgy politician. 

This is a tour for anyone interested in learning about Sydenham – whether you have been here for years or just about to move here. There is always something new to discover and new people to meet. Get your walking shoes on and you are welcome to bring the dog!

Dates: Sunday 23rd May 10.00 -12.00 and again at 14.00-16.00 plus Tuesday 25th May 10.00-12.00

Meeting Place: Mayow Park outside Brown & Green Cafe  Finish Point: Wells Park area 

Buy tickets for the walk here

A donation to St.Christopher’s Hospice will be made from every walk.

Walk No.1: Cippa’s Drunken Settlement… that one is all done for now anyway!

In the first of my Sydenham Walks, I told the story of our corner of South East London through a line of pubs … and we celebrated the pubs reopening after Lockdown! Here’s a review:

Really enjoyed Sue’s tour up the pubs of Sydenham High Street the other week. Have lived here for fifteen years and it was great to discover so much new stuff about the neighbourhood – even if a lot of it revealed there was a lot more going on here back in the day! Great to finally discover what that funny little building on the bridge started life as, not to mention the fact that the railway line used to be a canal! Sue’s a great guide, really enthusiastic and obviously knows her Sydenham onions. Highly recommended!” Luke