Aladdin’s Cave shop (and locally-listed former Lewisham Road station) to make way for housing
Two pieces of Lewisham history could be swept away under a new planing proposal submitted to Lewisham Council.
If you’ve every travelled along Loampit Hill in Lewisham you’ve probably noticed the Aladdin’s Cave shop.
Located on the site of a long-closed station and utilising the former station building, it’s actually less a shop and more a treasure trove of odds and ends, junk and treasure.
Sadly we can’t seem to have much of the esoteric anymore, so plans are in to sweep it away and build flats on the site.
Eight flats are planned on the site.
The site was formerly Lewisham Road station on the little known Greenwich Park line which closed 100 years ago, though the station building is still in use by Aladdin’s Cave. It will be demolished under these plans despite being locally listed.
The application states the building is beyond repair.
The former Greenwich Park line terminated at what is now the Ibis hotel.
The line ran from Nunhead via Lewisham and Blackheath Hill.
Upon closure the stretch of line from Nunhead was diverted to Lewisham station and still exists; this now forms the line from Lewisham station towards Victoria.
The Aladdin’s site is sizeable and stretches a good way back behind the road.
Click here to view the planning application. The planning reference is DC/18/105323