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London Catford is about 7 miles from Charing Cross, Westminster, generally accepted as the place for measuring the distance to and from London. Catford is an area in the London Borough of Lewisham and covers the postcode SE6. Catford's most prominent landmark is the Catford Cat, a giant fibreglass sculpture of a black cat above the entrance to the Catford Centre. If you are flying to/from London, Gatwick airport is about 35 miles from Catford and London city airport is about 9 miles from Catford. Your nearest mainline rail link to Catford is Hither Green station. Catford is about 11 miles from Victoria Coach station.

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RAILWAY STATIONS around Catford :-

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  • Hither Green, Fernbrook Road, London, SE13 5NF.
  • Catford, Ravensbourne Park, London, SE6 4XT.
  • Catford Bridge, Adenmore Road, London, SE6 4RH.
  • Bellingham, Randlesdown Road, BELLINGHAM, London, SE6 3BT


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Attractions The Thames Barrier. The Thames Barrier is the world's second largest movable flood barrier, and was built to counter London's vulnerability to flooding. The structure is located on the River Thames at Woolwich. About 5 miles north east of Catford.

The Thames Barrier

Fire damaged in May 2007

Attractions National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF. Tel: 020 8858 4422. Admission to the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory and the Queen’s House is free. Donations from satisfied visitors help us to improve our displays and services. Charges apply to some special events and exhibitions within the Museum, Royal Observatory and the Queen's House. About 3 miles north of Catford.

National Maritime Museum

Attractions The Cutty Sark Trust, 2 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London, SE10 9BG. Tel: 020 8858 2698. The Cutty Sark has delighted generations of visitors since her opening in 1957. Visiting this historic and atmospheric ship is an unforgettable experience for all ages. Location: About 3 miles north of Catford.

The Cutty Sark

Attractions Eltham Palace, Court Yard, Eltham, London SE9 5QE. Tel: 020 8294 2548. Combining Art Deco and ocean liner style, Eltham Palace is a stunning masterpiece of twentieth-century design. Textile magnates Stephen and Virginia Courtauld built their glamorous London showpiece in 1936, next to the remains of a medieval royal palace which was originally Henry VIII’s boyhood home. English Heritage. Charges apply. (Photo copyright (c) English Heritage). About 3 miles east of Catford.

Eltham Palace

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