New Cross is a district and ward in South London in the London Borough of Lewisham in Greater London, England. It is situated 4 miles south-east of Charing Cross (a point considered to be the centre of London from which distances are measured). New Cross is near St John's, Telegraph Hill, Nunhead, Peckham, Brockley, Deptford and Greenwich. It is home to Goldsmiths, University of London, Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College and Addey and Stanhope School. New Cross was formerly in the Deptford or northern section of Lewisham Borough, and originally situated in Surrey.
New Cross Gate, on the west of New Cross, is named after the New Cross tollgate, established in 1718 by the New Cross Turnpike Trust. It is the location of New Cross Gate [railway] station. New Cross Gate corresponds to the manor and district formerly known as Hatcham.