Welcome to Bexley
Our area guide for living in Bexley offers a brief overview of the area, its attractions, properties, schools, history, council tax and public transport links.
Bexley Village snapshot
Bexley Village is arguably the Bexley Borough’s most aspirational residential address, characterised by its buzzing village centre and well presented houses. Sometimes referred to as Old Bexley, the friendly, close-knit community are loyal patrons of the independent shops that give this area unique charm and widespread appeal.
Bexley Village: where?
Bexley Village and its close neighbour, Joyden's Wood, border Blackfen, Sidcup and Crayford – just off of the A2 and a short drive from Bluewater. Residents are locked in fierce debate as to whether Bexley is in Kent or London – it does bear a Kentish postcode but it’s classed as a Greater London Borough.
The BIG 3:
- Mainline train station in the heart of the village
- Direct services to Blackheath, London Bridge, Waterloo East, Cannon Street and Charing Cross
- Quick access to the A2/M25 at the Black Prince interchange
Families living in Bexley Village tend to opt for the village's two primary schools but there are extensive options in the close vicinity, including four grammar schools for secondary aged children. There’s a ‘find-a-school’ facility on every one of our online property listings, where you can filter schools by age, type and Ofsted rating.
Not many High Streets can claim to be an attraction in their own right but Bexley Village is something special, with bars, restaurants, delis and boutiques creating an intimate village vibe. Just up the road is Hall Place – a Grade I listed Tudor mansion with 65 acres of award-winning gardens, a museum and a riverside café. Green space is another redeeming feature - explore the 'Golden Acre' park, Bexley Woods and the River Shuttle.
Food & Drink
Our Bexley Village staff recommend:
- Tanyard Lane Bar & Kitchen, for its bottomless brunch
- Browns, for fresh cheese, meats, lunches and coffee
- Hamers Deli, for charcuterie and fresh cuts
- Ferraris, for first-class Italian
- Old Bexley Greek Taverna, for a lively atmosphere
Bexley Village property
The choice is comprehensive and spans 1930s semi-detached homes and conversion apartments in period buildings through to cozy cottages and large Arts & Craft-style houses. Bexley enclaves always in demand include Blendon and Baldwyns Park.
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