Welcome to Bexleyheath
Our area guide for living in Bexleyheath offers a brief overview of the town centre and surrounding areas, its attractions, properties, schools, history, council tax and public transport links.
Bexleyheath is a brilliant all-rounder – not too far from Central London but within striking distance of the Kent countryside. Its thriving hub is The Broadway – a shopping district with added appeal in the shape of a bowling alley, a cinema and a growing number of restaurants. With grammar schools in the educational mix and a direct train service to London, Bexleyheath makes a great base, especially for families.
Residents like Bexleyheath’s central location, sandwiched between Welling, Sidcup and Bexley Village, and classed as Greater London despite its Kent postcodes. A quick drive down the A2 and you’re at Dartford for the river crossing. A little further on and you’re at Bluewater, then Ashford for the designer outlet and international rail travel to Europe.
The BIG 3:
- Own train station with services into London one way, and Gravesend via Dartford the other
- Direct routes to London Bridge, Waterloo East, Cannon Street, Charing Cross and Victoria
- Immediate access to the A2 for the M25 and the QEII river crossing
Schools in Bexleyheath perform consistently well and the secondary school provision includes two of Bexley Borough’s four grammars. 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.
Residents are never stuck for something to do, whether they want a retail fix or to run free in open space. Danson Park on the Bexleyheath/Welling border is outstanding for outdoor activities – with sports pitches, parks, a lake and a children’s splash zone. The park is also home to two restaurants, a Grade I listed Palladian villa and a tea room. Not to be missed is The Red House – an Arts & Crafts property created for designer William Morris – and Crook Log Leisure Centre, complete with pool complex and crèche.
Food & Drink
Our Bexleyheath staff recommend:
- Delicio and The Meze, for Turkish dishes
- Stuzzichini, for Italian flair
- The Jasmine by Spice Nouv-Oh!, for first-class Indian
- Carved Meat, for confirmed carnivores
- Nyne and Arcadia, for late nights
- Blend, for cocktails and dancing
- The Kentish Belle micropub and gin palace
Head to the south side of Bexleyheath where Edwardian, Victorian, Arts & Crafts and Art Deco properties line the streets. The north of the town is where semi-detached 1930s properties are found, with Feakes & Richards-built homes in the ‘Pantiles’ always quick to sell. Bexleyheath’s flats are perennially popular with young commuting professionals.
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