Postcode SE8 5LW (Lewisham)

Map showing SE8 5LW and nearby postcodes

The postcode SE8 5LW is located in Lewisham, in the county of Inner London. It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. SE8 5LW is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

SE8 5LW is one of the most deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 1.5 on the scale of the index of deprivation (where 10 are the least deprived and 0 are the most deprived areas). The 2011 UK census classified the residents of SE8 5LW as Ethnicity central > Ethnic family life > Established renting families.

The closest road name to SE8 5LW is Clyde Street which is centered 25 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Sayes Court and is 152 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 896 m away at Deptford Bridge DLR Station The closest railway station is Deptford Rail Station, 340 m away.

The closest primary school to SE8 5LW (for ages 11 and under) is Grinling Gibbons Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on May 17, 2017.

The local pub for residents of SE8 5LW is Youth First Woodpecker Youth Club and is 585 m away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Good on June 13, 2019. The nearest takeaway food is available from New Cross Fish & Bar and is 608 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Good on September 2, 2021.

Residents reported an average download speed of 63.9 Mbps and an average upload speed of 16.7 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey. 100% of residents have broadband access of superfast 30-300 Mbps.

Gas consumption for the area is rated at 1.5 out of 10. Electricity consumption for the area is rated at 0.3 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for SE8 5LW is covered by the Metropolitan Police police force association and Lewisham is the NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) or Care Trust Plus (CT).


Nearby Postcodes

A list of Postcodes adjacent to SE8 5LW and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to SE8 5LW, and the approximate distance away.

Clyde Street 25 m
Larch Close 25 m
Walnut Close 52 m
Beech Close 81 m
Wotton Road 94 m
Diana Close 116 m
Payne Street 138 m
Edward Place 150 m
Staunton Street 176 m
Grinling Place 181 m
Hamilton Street 203 m
Hyde Street 216 m
Kerry Road 224 m
Abinger Grove 234 m
Czar Street 235 m


Information about the postcode SE8 5LW

Introduction January 1980
Termination n/a - Active Postcode
User Type Small User - may contain upto 100 addresses but 15 is more typical

Local Schools

School OFSTED ratings, last inspection dates, student age ranges and approximate distance from SE8 5LW - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Grinling Gibbons Primary School Good
(May 17, 2017)
0 m
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Good
(December 14, 2017)
456 m
Deptford Green School Requires improvement
(October 10, 2018)
532 m
Kings Kids Christian School Good
(November 15, 2018)
585 m
Tidemill Academy 585 m
Addey and Stanhope School Good
(April 27, 2018)
705 m
Childeric Primary School 737 m
Deptford Park Primary School Good
(July 4, 2017)
994 m
St James's Hatcham Church of England Primary School Good
(July 4, 2017)
999 m
Lucas Vale Primary School Requires improvement
(March 13, 2019)
1.04 km
Sir Francis Drake Primary School Good
(January 13, 2022)
1.07 km
Harbinger Primary School Requires improvement
(November 7, 2019)
1.13 km
Myatt Garden Primary School Good
(September 26, 2018)
1.13 km
St Alfege with St Peter's Church of England Primary School Good
(December 1, 2021)
1.19 km
St Stephen's CofE Primary School Good
(March 21, 2017)
1.28 km
St Edmund's Catholic School Good
(September 27, 2017)
1.28 km
Ashmead Primary School Good
(July 4, 2017)
1.3 km
Marathon Science School Good
(January 17, 2019)
1.33 km
Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham Temple Grove 1.33 km
Canary Wharf College, East Ferry Outstanding
(July 4, 2013)
1.43 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from SE8 5LW - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Chartwells at Deptford Green Seconda School/college/university 4
November 22, 2018
532 m
Lewisham Assessment Recovery Centre Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
November 1, 2019
540 m
New Cross Kiosk Newsagent Retailers - other Exempt
October 12, 2017
562 m
Angel Foodstuffs Ltd Retailers - other 3
February 12, 2019
585 m
Kismet Retailers - other 5
Very Good
December 10, 2019
585 m
Pecker News Retailers - other 5
Very Good
August 30, 2017
585 m
Youth First Woodpecker Youth Club Pub/bar/nightclub 4
June 13, 2019
585 m
Fresh Crepes Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
December 10, 2020
592 m
Moonshot Community Centre Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
October 30, 2018
601 m
Playhouse Community Nursery Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
March 11, 2019
601 m
Aloosh Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 22, 2018
608 m
Convenience Store Retailers - other 5
Very Good
October 13, 2017
608 m
Crumble Mania Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
November 29, 2021
608 m
Kismet Super Market Retailers - other 2
Needs Improvement
October 23, 2018
608 m
Mez Mangal Turkish Cuisine Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
February 13, 2020
608 m
New Cross Fish & Bar Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
September 2, 2021
608 m
Square Pizza Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
April 6, 2021
608 m
Uncle C's Juice Bar Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
November 12, 2020
608 m
Walpole Pub Kitchen Pub/bar/nightclub 4
October 23, 2018
608 m
CHICKPEA Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
March 2, 2019
614 m

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to SE8 5LW - Data from Apr 2022

Sayes Court Bus Stop/Station 152 m
Deptford High Street Bus Stop/Station 158 m
Abinger Grove Bus Stop/Station 288 m
Deptford High Street Bus Stop/Station 324 m
Abinger Grove Bus Stop/Station 333 m
Deptford Bridge DLR Station Metro/Tram 896 m
Deptford Bridge DLR Station Metro/Tram 904 m
Deptford Bridge DLR Station Metro/Tram 905 m
Deptford Rail Station Rail 340 m
New Cross Rail Station Rail 544 m
New Cross Gate Rail Station Rail 1.01 km
Masthouse Terrace Pier Ferry 865 m
Masthouse Terrace Pier Ferry 868 m
Masthouse Terrace Pier Ferry 887 m
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal Air 36.97 km
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal Air 37.12 km
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal Air 37.21 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to SE8 5LW - Data from Dec 2021

South Dock Inland Water 1.45 km
Steelyard Cut Inland Water 1.54 km
Surrey Commercial Docks Inland Water 1.65 km
Greenland Dock Inland Water 1.66 km
Millwall Outer Dock Inland Water 1.71 km
Norway Dock Inland Water 1.8 km
Russia Dock Woodland Woodland Or Forest 2.01 km
Millwall Inner Dock Inland Water 2.1 km
Saunders Ness Wetland 2.14 km
Canada Water Inland Water 2.19 km
One Tree Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.22 km
Redriff Wetland 2.22 km
Stave Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.35 km
Folly Pond Inland Water 2.43 km
South Dock Inland Water 2.43 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for SE8 5LW - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 72.4 Mbps 63.9 Mbps 79.66 Mbps
Upload 19.5 Mbps 16.7 Mbps 20 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% - -
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% 14 1
30-300 Mbps 100% 67.2 17.8
300+ Mbps 0% - -

Gas Consumption

19 meters consuming 186,820 kWh - mean 9,833 kWh : median 9,033 kWh

Electricity Consumption

17 meters consuming 51,005 kWh - mean 3,000 kWh : median 3,136 kWh

Energy usage data for SE8 5LW - Data from 2020


Country England
County Inner London
Latitude 51.48113400
Longitude -0.02961600
OS Easting 536919
OS Northing 0177638
OS Positional Quality Within the building of the matched address closest to the postcode mean

Index of Deprivation

Most Deprived
Least Deprived

Police Force Association

Metropolitan Police


Westminster Parliamentary
Lewisham, Deptford
Electoral Ward Evelyn
Local Authority District Lewisham
Region / Government Office Region London
European Electoral Region London
Local Enterprise Partnership Primary: London
Local Learning and Skills Council London East

ONS Statistical Regions

International Territorial Level Code E09000023
Travel To Work Area London


NHS England Region London
Primary Care Trust
Cancer Alliance South East London
Strategic Health Authority
Sustainability and Transformation
Our Healthier South East London
Clinical Comissioning Group
NHS South East London CCG

2011 Census

Output Area Classification Supergroup: Ethnicity central
Group: Ethnic family life
Subgroup: Established renting families
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Built-Up Area Greater London BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Lewisham BUASD
Workplace Zone E33035226
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Lewisham 002
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Lewisham 002E
Output Area / Small Area 3A1