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Horniman Museum

Forest Hill is situated in South East London between Dulwich & Brockley in the north and Sydenham & Catford to the south and lies within the Borough of Lewisham.

The Croydon Canal opened in 1809 causing Forest Hill to emerge and become the cosmopolitan suburb it is today. The Dartmouth Arms appeared as a watering hole alongside the canal. The canal failed and was converted in 1839 to the railway which today brings Forest Hill within 15 minutes of central London.

Dartmouth Arms was the first name of the station and Dartmouth Road is still one of the major roads. Sadly the South Circular Road truncates the town today denying a proper high street

But Forest Hill is fast changing with a new wave of varied eating and drinking establishments to serve a town that may have lost its Great North wood but not the hills with stunning views of both Kent & central London