A Quick Overview of New Eltham
New Eltham is an area of south east London, with parts inside the London Boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley. It lies south east of Eltham and north west Sidcup.
- New Eltham grew up as a suburb of farmland to the south of Eltham in and around the small hamlet and crossroads of Pope's Street.
- The railway station was opened in 1878 as "Pope Street", and acted as a catalyst for growth.
- Less than a decade later in 1886, the station officially became known as "New Eltham".