Lewisham was recently declared the least peaceful place in the whole of the UK with a homicide rate nearly twice the national average in 2012. When I recently asked on twitter for recommendations for a nice coffee shop in Lewisham, I got plenty of responses of the “flee now” variety and not one single positive comment!
Poor Lewisham, I don’t think it is the armpit of the world and am determined to find out what delights are hidden there. Recently I noticed this beautiful building….admittedly it is next to a Nando’s but let’s move along. It is the London Sivan Kovil, a Hindu temple and the first of its kind in Europe to be built as a traditional Lord Shiva temple.
See Lewisham can do peace and beauty too!
London Sivan Kovil, 4A Clarendon Rise, Lewisham, London SE13 5ES www.londonsivankovil.org.uk
What else is great in lovely Lewisham? Read about the bargaintastic fruit and vegetable market in Lewisham here