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NEW CROSS Every issue we focus on one of our local areas. This time we look at New Cross – a London suburb in the Lewisham Borough, located between Deptford, Peckham and Nunhead. Some describe New Cross as the ‘Shoreditch of the South’ but that suggests SE14 is an imitation of another area when, in fact, it’s a unique neighbourhood of its own merit. “When we opened our New Cross office, we were ahead of the curve,” says Mark Audino, the Branch Partner at our New Cross office. “We could see that the town was going places and therefore positioned ourselves in the heart of the community - getting to know local people, trend watching and building a bank of indispensible area knowledge.” While some ‘trendy’ areas are built on hyper-accelerated

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growth and rash development, New Cross’s ascent is organic and honest. The location and transport links have always been excellent, with a mainline train station at New Cross and an Overground stop at New Cross Gate. Journey times into Central London hover around the five minute mark – a redeeming feature for any commuter. New Cross’s appeal, however close it sits to the capital’s centre, is its individuality. SE14 is less than seven miles from the West End, yet it is refreshingly different in every way. One-off restaurants with a cult following, entertainment venues where breakthrough artists cut their teeth and a firm rejection of the cloned High Street look keeps New Cross feeling innovative and on point. It’s widely recognised beacon of excellence – Goldsmiths, University of London – has always attracted top talent (and royalty, after Princess Beatrice studied there for three years from 2008). The higher education centre has an excellent

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