Southend is a small residential locality in the London Borough of Lewisham in southeast London, England. It was historically a rural village at the south of the parish of Lewisham, Kent that remained undeveloped until after the First World War. It is now a residential suburb, with some large retail stores, within the built-up area of London.
Southend, Lewisham became part of the Lewisham District in the metropolitan area of London in 1855. However, the village of Southend was separated from the urban development in the north by a swathe of farmland.
Bordering Bellingham, Downham, Sydenham and Beckenham the area isn't often called Southend, more commonly being known as a part of Bellingham. The area is also part of the SE6 postcode district associated with Catford.
- Mills, D. (2000). Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names. Oxford.
- London Borough of Lewisham: Bromley Road, Southend Village Accessed 12 September 2013
- Transport for London: Buses from Beckenham Hill & Southend Accessed 12 September 2013
- Transport for London: Buses from Lower Sydenham Accessed 12 September 2013