Life in New Cross

New Cross - our South East London home - has a thriving music and arts scene, fantastic restaurants, buzzing cafes, and a genuinely diverse and eclectic population.

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Please note, due to Covid-19 activities and venues in this area may be affected by government guidelines.

A chalkboard reading welcome to New Cross

Photos by: Annie Kruntcheva

It's also been voted as the best place in South East London for renting, and because we're on a single-site campus you'll have plenty of opportunities to explore the local area.

Want to find out more? Take a look at our recommendations of where to eat and drink or read Time Out's guide to New Cross.

New Cross blooms with art and culture. There are restaurants that serve Caribbean, Nigerian, Thai, Chinese, and English foods – it is a very diverse area.

Erica, BSc Psychology

Erica, BSc Psychology

On the map

Heathrow Airport: 55 minutes away
Gatwick Airport: 45 minutes away
London Bridge: 10 minutes away

I think there's definitely still a buzz in New Cross – it's such a vibrant place, and there's a lot of venues that are doing stuff that's very inclusive of Goldsmiths people

Scott, BMus Popular Music

Scott, BMus Popular Music

There are so many great cafes, studying areas and restaurants. The locals are all lovely and it is like a little community.

Hannah, BA Criminology

Hannah, BA Criminology