Bexleyheath is located in the London Borough of Bexley and encompasses both DA6 and DA7 postcodes. Bexleyheath borders Sidcup, Welling, Upper Belvedere, Barnehurst and Crayford. It is often described as the heart of the Bexley Borough, as it’s where many of the main facilities and shops are. Probably its most remarkable landmark is the pagoda-style ex-Woolwich Equitable building, which rises above the horizon. The building’s uncertain future has recently been saved by a deal between the local council and Tesco. Bexleyheath’s shopping district is surrounded by attractive residential roads and open spaces.
Danson Park, one of Greater London’s best open spaces, is located to the south of Bexleyheath on the borders with Welling. It features a boating/fishing lake, boat house with restaurant, a Palladium mansion, a childrens’ play and splash park, football pitches, tennis courts, mini golf, a lawn bowls club and woodland walks. Danson Park proudly hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including the Danson Festival in July and the Bexley Rotary firework display in November.
The Red House – a wonderful Arts & Crafts property designed by architect Philip Webb for the artist, reforming designer and socialist William Morris, is in Bexleyheath. Now under National Trust ownership, guided tours and open days are very popular.
Hall Place is another of the town’s architectural gem, with its Grade 1 Tudor listed country house, built in 1537 for a former Lord Mayor of London, and 65 acres of award-winning gardens. The extensive estate also includes the Bexley Museum Collection and riverside café, and is a popular venue for events, concerts and art activities.
Crook Log Leisure Centre offers sporting and leisure facilities for all the family, and there’s a ten-pin bowling alley at the start of The Broadway.
Bexleyheath Borough has four grammar schools, two of which are located in Bexleyheath.
Bexleyheath train station is located in Pickford Lane, where services run into Lewisham, London Bridge, Waterloo East, Cannon Street, Charing Cross and Victoria (journey times of 30 to 45 minutes). Connections to the DLR for onward travel to Canary Wharf can be made via Lewisham station. Bexleyheath Clock Tower is the terminal for buses to and from surrounding areas, including Bluewater shopping centre. The A2 runs to the edge of Bexleyheath and can be accesses at the Black Prince Interchange at the bottom of Gravel Hill.
You get value for money and with all the regeneration happening around, the potential for growth is huge. Here’s a snapshot of average sale and rental prices:
|1 Bed||£450 – £700||£120,000 – £125,000|
|2 Bed||£9000 – £1100||£180,000 – £260,000|
|3 Bed||£1200 – £1300||£300,000 – £400,000|
|4 Bed||£1800 – £2000||£410,000 – £450,000|
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