Erith is located in the London Borough of Bexley. It is bordered by Barnehurst, Bexleyheath, Belvedere, Slade Green and Crayford. Erith town centre fronts the River Thames. Giving the area a good balance is a diverse mix of people, from young families to retirees. The De-Luci Fish – a 7.5 metre-high mosaic sculpture marks the entrance of Erith town on the Bexley Road roundabout, and is the area’s most recognisable landmark.
Erith town centre has a shopping precinct, which has undergone a multi-million pound renovation. In 1999, a large Morrisons supermarket opened. Later additions to Erith town centre include well-known stores such as Wilkinsons, Matalan, Peacocks and Argos. Among the shopping facilities is also a selection of independent shops. Bluewater – one of Europe’s largest shopping centres, which is approximately 15 minutes drive away, and can also be accessed from Erith by bus.
Home to London’s longest pier, Erith riverfront is a popular attraction. At one point, it was one of Henry VIII’s naval dockyards. The friendly and successful Erith Rowing Club is located in the former police premises on the riverfront and is accessed from Erith High Street. Further downstream, you will find Erith Yacht Club, which is active in both social and competitive sailing. The annual Erith Riverside Festival is a popular event, which has been enjoyed by visitors from all around, for many years. A short walk from the pier is the Erith Playhouse, which is the largest non-professional theatre in the London Borough of Bexley.
Located on Erith’s picturesque riverfront is the Running Horses pub, which has a carvery restaurant on the first floor and views of Riverside Gardens. Both Erith and Northumberland Heath are home to a good selection of pubs – many of them serving traditional ‘pub grub’, plus there’s a wide range of restaurants and take-away outlets in both neighbourhoods, including Indian, Chinese, and fish and chips.
Erith (and its surrounding neighbourhoods) are home to many schools, including:
- Barnehurst Infant (Foundation) School
- Barnehurst Junior (Foundation) School
- Belmont Primary School
Erith has excellent transport links. There are mainline train stations in Erith, Slade Green and Barnehurst, all with journey times of approximately 35 minutes into central London. There are also nearby road links to the A2, M25 and Queen Elizabeth II Bridge. Several bus routes go through the areas, giving access to larger areas such as Bexleyheath, Dartford, Sidcup and Lewisham.
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:
|Erith||Average Rent||Average Sale|
|1 Bed||£730.00||£181 000|
|2 Bed||£890.00||£197 000|
|3 Bed||£1100.00||£254 000|
|4 Bed||£1200.00||£312 000|
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