This charming, unassuming part of south-east London has been a favourite haunt for those looking for a more rough and ready lifestyle where an alternative music and art scene is bubbling under the surface.
Goldsmiths University plays a key role in this culture especially in the mid-90s when the members of Blur and Damian Hurst were students there. Some of the UK's biggest bands such as Oasis, The Pogues and Bloc Party have performed in the local pubs and venues. As one would expect from a student town affordable housing, cheap eateries and unpretentious pubs have made New Cross appealing. New Cross has good bus and train links into central London as well as Greenwich and Deptford located further east. For more live entertainment and exotic food, Peckham and Camberwell are only a fifteen minute bus ride away where one can delve into African and Caribbean culture.