Local area guide

Living in Lee

Thinking about moving to Lee? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Lee

Why Lee is a good place to live

Lee is a picturesque area rich in history and architectural importance thanks to its Victorian homes. Living in Lee gives you access to top-tier schools, making it an exceptional place for raising a family. Lee boasts excellent transportation links to London city, granting convenience for residents who commute. It’s also enveloped in nature with numerous parks and open spaces, offering a tranquil haven away from the city hustle. Despite its historic roots, Lee has been to keep up with the present, showcasing an array of modern bars, restaurants, and shopping spots.

What's Lee famous for?

Lee is famous for its rich history and association with the Battle of Waterloo. Two notable figures once resided in this area - influential architect, Sir Christopher Wren, and the Baring banking family. St Margaret of Antioch church - a stunning gothic revival building, is another souvenir of Lee's past that it's known far and wide for. Additionally, the area became a popular film location for the well-known television show 'Midsomer Murders'.

Things to do in Lee

Despite its peaceful ambiance, there is never a shortage of things to do in Lee. Make a visit to historical sites like Boone’s Chapel and St Margaret of Antioch church, allowing you to immerse yourself in history. The area also boasts numerous open spaces such as Manor House Gardens and Manor Park - perfect for family picnics or a leisurely walk. For the food enthusiasts, Lee has a variety of gastropubs and restaurants that provide delicious dining experiences. The annual festival in Manor House Gardens and events hosted by the local library are fantastic ways to meet new people and create memorable experiences.

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Properties currently for sale in Lee

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Transport in Lee

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Lee.

Local connections

Lee (London)
National Rail
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Hither Green
National Rail
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
National Rail
1 miles / 1.6 km
National Rail
1.2 miles / 1.9 km
Grove Park
National Rail
1.3 miles / 2.1 km
National Rail
1.4 miles / 2.3 km

Schools in Lee

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Lee.

Education in Lee

Colfe's School
Ages: 3 - 19 years old
Riverston School
Ages: 1 - 21 years old
Horn Park Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2020)
Baring Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
St Winifred's RC Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2018)
Brindishe Lee School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)

Local pubs in Lee

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  • Lord Northbrook

    London SE12

    Situated in the heart of leafy Lee, The Lord Northbrook is a stylish Victorian pub serving first-class beers and tasty homemade food.

  • Station

    London SE13

    Real ales and great pub food, served in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere in an historic building in South London.