Torridon Road Library

Torridon Library is a small library situated on Torridon Road on the Corbett Estate in Catford, next to the Torridon Sure Start Children’s centre. The library itself is basically two rooms with an interesting dome ceiling in the issue desk area.


I visit this library weekly with my three year old and eight month old. It is the perfect size for a little trip out. There is a children’s area with a great selection of books and staff are happy to request books from other libraries in the borough if you can’t find what you are looking for. The children’s area has a rug and some small seats and tables and is the perfect place to read a story or two. There are a lot of board books available to babies and plenty to interest toddlers and pre-schoolers. It can be very busy around 3 with people coming in after school but it’s always a pleasant place to be. They don’t seem to run the baby bounce sessions any more (nursery rhymes and songs) which is a shame as they were very popular but they do have other similar events which are worth checking out. The library has a toilet which is great, especially when potty training. There’s plenty of room for buggies and it seems very accessible to people with additional needs. I really like this local library – it’s a real asset to the local community.

Address: Torridon Road Library, Torridon Road, SE6 1RQ.


Cafe: No, but there is a coffee shop nearby (Carvello on the junction of Torridon Road and Downahill Road).

Toilets: Yes, accessible and with baby change.

Pram/wheelchair/mobility friendly: Yes, plenty of room for buggies and prams. Step free access into the library.

Parking: Yes – FREE on local streets.

Nearest station:

Train: Catford/Hither Green stations


Tube: No

Bus: 181 stops nearby

Phone: 020 8314 3712

Email: [email protected]


The library offers lending services for books, dvds and CD’s. It also offers free wi-fi, computing, printing facilities and study/ reading spaces. There are usually a lot of activities scheduled, especially for children but also for older people such as the reminiscence group that meets regularly. Opening times vary across the week so check the website.

Review by Alison Cresswell.

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