Lewisham is situated in South-East London and its inner borough of England, UK. Most of Lewisham area it’s a part of the historic county of Kent although a tiny stretch in the northwest belongs historically to Surrey It adjoins the neighbouring boroughs of Southwark (west), Greenwich (east), and Bromley (south) and has a riverfront stretch at Deptford, opposite the south part of Isle of Dogs. The present borough was established around 1965 by amalgamation of the metropolitan boroughs of Lewisham and Deptford. It includes the areas and historic villages of (north to south) Deptford, New Cross, Blackheath, Brockley, Lewisham, Lee, Ladywell, Forest Hill, Hither Green, Catford, Grove Park, Upper Sydenham, Bellingham, Southend, and Sydenham. Its boundaries were amended slightly after 1993.
Major public open spaces in Lewisham include the grounds of the Horniman Museum, Beckenham Place Park and Black Heath. Various light industries and electrical engineering firms settled down in the region of the borough, especially along the valley of the River Ravensbourne, and Lewisham town centre has an impressive shopping mall. The area has well-developed road, DLR, rail, and other travel systems. The area is densely populated from Ethnic minorities (mainly Afro-Caribbean’s) nearly one-third of the population, otherwise overall Pop. (2001) 248,999; (2011) 276,685.