Bexleyheath, Kent - Area Guide
Bexleyheath, situated on the border of Kent and Greater London, is a town in the London Borough of Bexley. It is 12 miles (19.3 km) south-east of Charing Cross with an average journey time by train of 40 minutes. Bexleyheath is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. In 1859 architect Philip Webb designed Red House for the artist, reforming designer and socialist William Morris on the western edge of the heath, in the hamlet of Upton.
Bexleyheath town centre is home to The Broadway Shopping Centre, a covered shopping centre completed in 1984. The shopping centre offers more than 60 stores and 1,200 car parking spaces.
Bluewater is located 9 miles to the east in Greenhithe, Kent and offers over 300 stores, over 50 bars, restaurants and cafes along with 13,000 free car parking spaces.
The town is served by Bexleyheath railway station, situated a couple of hundred metres to the north of the Broadway on Station Road. The station is on the Bexleyheath Line, the middle of three lines connecting London and Dartford. Rail services connect the station to London Victoria via Peckham Rye, London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street, Barnehurst, Gravesend and Dartford.
Bexleyheath is an important hub for Transport for London bus services. There are services connecting it with Bromley, Crayford, Dartford, Eltham, Erith, Lewisham, North Greenwich, Orpington, Sidcup, Thamesmead, Welling and Woolwich.
parks & green space
Danson Park is a public park in the London Borough of Bexley, South East London, located between Welling and Bexleyheath. At 75 hectares, Danson Park is the second largest park in Bexley and is designated Grade II on the English Heritage register of parks and gardens of special historical interest. The Charter Oak is over 200 years old and is a large oak tree in the centre of Mid Park which has been recognised as one of the ""Great Trees of London"".
Danson House provides a central feature to the park scene. It is used as the Registry Office for Bexley and also has a tearoom. The Stable block to the house is now a pub. It is a great park to relax in at our cafe or get active with the multitude of sports facilities.
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