Bexley Borough Guide

Your All In London guide to Bexley

The borough of Bexley lies on the south-east edge of Greater London in the Thames Gateway, which is still a national priority for urban regeneration. Originally a sparcely populated area with an estimated 4,000 residents in 1800, the area has attracted an inflow of residents ever since the development of the rail network, with people continuing to move from the inner-city boroughs keen to escape to the relative greenery of the borough. Bexley is one of the greenest boroughs in London with over 100 parks and open spaces and enjoys a 5 mile stretch along the river Thames with the views that come with it.

In contrast to many London Boroughs, Bexley has a relatively small ethnic minority population, with those from non-white backgrounds making up less than 10% of the total population. The major towns in the borough are Erith, previously a major port and industrial centre, Bexleyheath, Crayford, Sidcup and Welling, and the relatively new town of Thamesmead.

Must see attractions in Bexley

Broadway Shopping Centre

69 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7JN
Danson Park

Danson Park, Bexleyheath DA6 8HL
Crayford Greyhound Track

Stadium Way, Crayford, Dartford, Kent DA1 4HR
Red House

Red House Lane, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 8JF

Regions & Neighbourhoods in Bexley

Thamesmead
Thamesmead was developed in the late 1960s to house people who previously lived in overcrowded inner city estates. There is 7km of canal that runs through Thamesmead and lots of green open spaces whic...
Upton
Upton as an area was absorbed by Bexleyheath in the 20th century. Upton was once home to the Red House, designed by William Morris and now owned by the National Trust and open to the public. A number ...
Crayford
Though many Londoners live blissfully unaware of Crayford, a district situated in Bexleyheath, prehistoric finds prove the area has been populated for at least 200,000 years. St. Paulinus Church, whic...
Erith
This riverside district was once an important port used by ships to unload their cargo. It consisted of little more than a couple of streets up until the 60s, when the decision was taken to develop it...
Sidcup
Part of London’s commuter belt, Sidcup is popular with middle class families, attracted by the idea of raising their children outside of the city whilst managing to commute for work. Properties are ...
Welling
There is an interesting story regarding Welling’s name, apparently it was so called because by the time travellers reached the area it meant they had succeeded in getting past the notorious Shooterâ...

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