Catford often pops up as the butt of jokes where soulless places to live are concerned, while locals bemoan the loss of the big supermarkets and shops in favour of poundshops and mobile phone unlocking shops. There is however a small shopping centre which features Catford’s most prominent landmark: a giant fibreglass cat which perches above it. Much of the town centre’s architecture dates back to the 60s and 70s, including the depressing-looking Eros House, now a Grade II listed building. The area has a reputation for shootings and other violent crime; on the plus side house prices are much lower than the London average.
Your All In London guide to Catford