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Our area guide for Erith and Northumberland Heath offers a brief overview of the town and its attractions, properties, schools, history, council tax and public transport links.

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Northumberland Heath & Erith snapshot

Victorian houses, workers’ cottages and even a conservation area characterise Northumberland Heath – a firmly residential nook in the Bexley borough. In neighbouring Erith, it’s the river frontage – once one of Henry VIII’s naval dockyards - that is most exiting, with a glut of waterside homes and wide salt marshes giving the town appeal.


Northumberland Heath & Erith: where?

Northumberland Heath and Erith are located in the London Borough of Bexley but many residents will claim to be Kentish. The two towns are bordered by Barnehurst, Bexleyheath, Belvedere, Slade Green and Crayford, with Erith looking out over the River Thames to Rainham, Essex.

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The BIG 3:

1. Transport:

  • Mainline trains stations at Erith, Slade Green and Barnehurst
  • Journey times of around 40 minutes to Central London
  • A2, M25 and Queen Elizabeth II Bridge close by
  • Several bus routes running throughout, including a night bus to Trafalgar Square

2. Schools:

There is no shortage of schools in Northumberland Heath and Erith, with primary, secondary, grammar and academy schools close by. 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.

3. Attractions:

Northumberland Heath is largely residential but there’s a High Street, the Riverside Shopping Centre a library. Erith’s distinctive waterside quality is evident from the moment you see the De-Luci fish sculpture on the Bexley Road roundabout. Adding to its aquatic charm is Erith Rowing Club, Erith Yacht Club and even a pier. Don’t forget to visit Northumberland Heath Recreation Ground and Erith Playhouse.


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Food & Drink

Our Northumberland Heath staff recommend:

  • The Duchess of Kent, for steak nights
  • The Running Horses, for a traditional pub atmosphere
  • The Royal Oak, for live music
  • Riverside Fish & Steak House, for classics with a Greek twist
  • Korede’s Africoal, an unusual African grill house

Northumberland Heath & Erith property

Both towns have affordability in common. Head to Northumberland Heath for Victorian houses, 1930s semis and popular ‘Vickers’ built properties, while Erith is in contrast with post war homes, ex-council properties and brand new apartments. 

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