A Guide to Beckenham in South-East London

Beckenham is one of the most desirable commuter suburb towns in south-east London. It lies within the London Borough of Bromley approximately 1.7 miles west
of Bromley town. Beckenham began as a small rural village in the Kent countryside until the coming of the railways when its population swelled considerably. Today Beckenham has a population of approximately 82,000 and is incorporated within Greater London. Due to its popularity with London City commuters the housing in Beckenham is very much sought after and therefore the house prices tend to reflect this. You can find out more about house prices in the area by browsing the Your Move branches of estate agents in Beckenham.
During the second half of the nineteenth century villas were developed in the Beckenham area which today make for exceptionally desirable housing. The town features housing dating from the Victorian and Edwardian periods as well as the 1930s. More exclusive properties can be found within the Park Langley conservation area where detached house prices can begin at around the £1,000,000 mark. However, in other areas of the town, house or apartment prices begin around £85,000. With a number of highly sought after schools in and around, Beckenham is a highly desirable area for commuters with young families.

photo@Chelmsford Road, South Woodford, London, E18

Beckenham also has exceptional transport links, being served by no less than eight railway stations. These stations serve the Orpington line, the Hayes line and the Catford Loop line placing London Bridge, Charing Cross and Victoria within easy reach as well as providing journey times of less than an hour to the Kent coast.
Beckenham Junction is also served by the London Tramlink. Tramlink Route 2 provides easy access to both East and West Croydon with a service frequency of 10 minutes between trams. Moreover, this route provides easy access to other destinations throughout the Tramlink network. Beckenham is also served by a number of bus routes with high frequencies.

photo@Middlemarch Lodge High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3

The high street in Beckenham features all of the big name brands that one would expect to find in any upmarket UK town including Waitrose, Sainsburys and Marks and Spencer. Furthermore, with central London only a short journey away many large shopping areas are within easy reach. Beckenham also boasts a six-screen Odeon cinema housed within a historic Grade II listed building and a theatre. An annual event in the town is the Beckenham Festival of Music and Dancing.Beckenham is also home to a football club, a cricket club and a rugby club.

The town of Beckenham offers a whole range of characteristics which make it well suited for commuters with young families who wish to live outside the city yet within easy reach of the centre. With the town’s beautiful housing and access to highly successful schools young families are certainly well catered for.
Additionally, with exceptional transport links both toward the city and away from the city commuting is a straightforward exercise, as is escaping the city altogether. Finally, with Beckenham offering great facilities when it comes to shopping, culture, entertainment and sports commuters with young families will have everything that they need to feel at home while living in the town and commuting into the city.


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