It is in the eye of the beholder, I think. I always see Lewisham as quirky, bustling with inner city life. I love the markets, the daft way the bus lanes weave in and out of the regular road, the 2 main traffic circles, and Muffin Break in the Centre.
I think (maybe) I’ve just lived here too long. I’m a country boy at heart, and whatever charms Lewisham once had have warn off in the last 16 years.