Crayford

Crayford is a town and electoral ward in South East London, England within the London Borough of Bexley. It lies east of Bexleyheath and north west of Dartford.

Crayford is now well known for a different theatre (home of the New Theatre Group), a small astronomic observatory and a greyhound racing track. The theatre was named in honour of Geoffrey Whitworth who played a key part in developing a British tradition of amateur drama and in building political support for The Royal National Theatre erected at Waterloo, London after his death. The new Crayford Community Hall, locate above the library, is the venue for many groups including Village Concerts, which meets at 2pm on the second Thursday of each month. The lighter music concert is presented in homage to Max Jaffa, concert violinist of the Palm Court Era.

Nearby Hall Place is a scheduled ancient monument lying between Crayford and Bexley. It has gardens with the River Cray running through and a plant nursery, a cafe and restaurant plus the silkworks shop formerly located in the David Evans factory.

The main leisure facilities are Crayford Stadium greyhound race track and “The Bear and Ragged Staff” public house well known as a venue for live pop/rock bands;

Crayford Stadium is popular, with a reasonable viewing area and races every Friday and Saturday night. The stadium includes 2 bars, a cafe and a restaurant with ample parking. Crayford Stadium is one of the three remaining greyhound racing stadium in London, besides Romford Stadium and Wimbledon Stadium, from an original 33.

Secondary schools in the area include Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy.

Crayford station serves the area with services to London Charing Cross via Hither Green, London Cannon Street via both Lewisham and Woolwich Arsenal as part of a loop service, and to Gravesend. Crayford is served by three Transport for London bus services, 96 to Woolwich via Bexleyheath and to Bluewater via Dartford, 428 to Erith and to Bluewater, and 492 to Sidcup via Bexleyheath and to Bluewater.

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:

 Crayford Average Rent Average Sale
1 Bed £500.00 £140 000
2 Bed £900.00 £200 000
3 Bed £1000.00 £260 000
4 Bed £1500.00 £400 000

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