Local area

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An introduction to New Cross and the areas around Goldsmiths.

About New Cross

New Cross is a vibrant area in South East London that's situated just 10 minutes by train from the centre of the city.

Described by The New York Times as a hub of creative talent, the area has a thriving music and arts scene, fantastic restaurants, buzzing cafes, and a genuinely diverse and eclectic population. What's more, it was recently voted the best place in South East London for renting

Want to find out more? Download our Little Book About London , or read Time Out's guide to New Cross.

Things to do

Around New Cross

Local area part 2

What our students say about New Cross

"I fell in love with South East London during my time at Goldsmiths and still live in New Cross now – it’s changed an awful lot since I started uni 13 years ago. Saying that, I ended up having a drink at the Students’ Union recently, and was pleased to discover it hasn’t changed a bit!"

Isabel, Goldsmiths graduate

"The atmosphere of the College is rather elegantly described by its South East London location – close enough to the centre of the city to make it easy to draw on all of the resources a city like London has to offer, while still being far enough out as to maintain its own identity. The characteristics and location of Goldsmiths, and by extension, the staff and students that it attracts, all contribute to making studying here what I can only describe as an experience that cannot be found elsewhere."

Philip, Goldsmiths student

More about the local area

At Open Days we offer guided tours of the local area.

Content last modified: 07 Aug 2015

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