A Quick Overview of Gipsy Hill
Gipsy Hill is an area of south London within the London Borough of Lambeth. It borders the London Boroughs of Southwark and Croydon.
- Gipsy Hill is the name of the main road that runs in a southerly direction from Gipsy Road, near its junction with South Croxted Road, up to Westow Hill in Upper Norwood.
- It takes its name from the presence of Gipsies in what was a relatively remote rural area until Gipsy Hill railway station was opened in 1856.
- On 11 August 1668, Samuel Pepys recorded in his diary that his wife had visited "the gypsies at Lambeth"; they may well have been located in this area.