The London Borough of Lewisham is a London borough in southeast London. It was formed in 1965 by an amalgamation of the former Boroughs of Lewisham and Deptford.

Unlike most English districts, its council is led by a directly-elected mayor.

According to the 2001 census Lewisham has a population of 248,922. It is 66% White, 12% Black Caribbean and 9% Black African. 50% of households are owner-occupiers.

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