Beckenham

Beckenham is a leafy, friendly neighbourhood with some lovely parks and a thriving community, which has been greatly enhanced by regular farmers markets and festivals on Beckenham Green.

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About The Area

The area has become increasingly popular with young families looking to relocate wanting more outdoor and green spaces.

Train Stations

Local Schools

Transport

With six stations, the area is well served by public transport.

Trains

There are direct services to London Victoria, Blackfriars, London Bridge and Charing Cross from stations in the area. Beckenham Junction and Kent House go to Victoria and London Bridge. Clock House and New Beckenham stations go to Cannon Street, Waterloo East and Charing Cross.  With journey times around the 20 to 30 minute mark. The frequency and speed of services makes the area ideal for commuters.

Tram

Tramlink services operate between Beckenham Junction to East and West Croydon and Wimbledon.

Bus

Local bus routes include services to Woolwich, West Croydon, Bromley and Crystal Palace. For the night owls among us there is the N3 night bus which operates from Oxford Circus.

  • Biggin Hill airport Approx 4.7 miles
  • City airport Approx 7.4 miles
  • Gatwick airport Approx 19.1 miles
  • Heathrow airport Approx 20.9 miles

These distances have been calculated using www.freemaptools.com and are as the crow flies from our Bromley Office.

Schools

Beckenham has numerous schools, which are extremely popular. Many people move to the area to benefit from the schools. Please note catchment areas and/or entrance examinations may apply.

Primary Schools

  • Cator Park Montessori
  • St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School
  • Balgowan Primary School
  • St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
  • Churchfields Primary School
  • Harris Primary Academy
  • Marian Vian Primary School
  • Unicorn Primary School
  • Bromley Road Primary School

Secondary Schools

  • Langley Park School for Girls
  • Langley Park School for Boys
  • Harris Girls Academy
  • Harris Academy Beckenham
  • Newstead Wood School (Selective State School)
  • St Olaves Grammar School

Independent Schools

  • St Christopher’s The Hall School
  • Bishop Challoner
  • Sydenham High School (GDST)
  • Breaside Prepratory School
  • Bickley Park School for Boys
  • Bromley High School (GDST)
  • St David’s College
  • Trinity School

Property

There is an excellent mix of affordable property in the area. The market offers a range of roomy Victorian and Edwardian properties on wide, tree lined roads, together with a contrast of new build flats and apartments.

Going Out

There are many thriving restaurants and bars on the bustling high street in Beckenham offering a wide range of cusines from French to Tapas and Lebanese to gastro pubs. There is a nightclub, the Bridgebar, and a plenty of café’s and coffee shops. The Odeon Cinema offers a range of films, including kids screenings. 

 

Recreational Facilities

  • Kelsey Park, close to the heart of Beckenham, is a breeding site for Herons and other water birds, it boasts a café, playground, tennis courts and crazy golf.
  • Croydon Road Recreation Ground, also near the high street, has a large purpose built children’s paddling pool within the playground during summer months. It features tennis courts managed by the local Parklangley Club. There are festivals and events held there throughout the year, including an annual fireworks display. It is also the home of the Bowie Bandstand, named after Beckenham’s most famous former resident, this is the historic bandstand where David Bowie performed at the Beckenham Arts Lab Growth Summer Festival in 1969.
  • Other green spaces include Cator Park, Crease Park, Harvington Estate and Beckenham Place Park. The Mansion House at Beckenham Place Park has recently been opened to the public and features a café and range of activities including children’s art and craft classes and Yoga for all ages.
  • Beckenham High Street offers a variety of independent shops with a mix of better known chains. Highlights include the famous Villagers Sausage shop, Just William’s toys, Beckenham Bookshop, several art galleries with work to sell, WH Smith, Boots, M&S Food Hall, Opticians, Hairdressers, Fresh Fish Shop and so much more, including many cafes such as Deli Nene which features a children’s play area.

Our Reviews

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  • A buyer in the first week

    I’d been attempting to sell my property through an online only estate agent and whilst I was able to achieve two instructions to purchase none of these went to exchange. I felt that it was the lack lustre approach taken by the online agency that led to the lack of progress. I turned to JDM as I had met them when they originally valued the property and was impressed by their polite and professional manner. I only wish I went with them straight away. We got a buyer in the first week and where JDM stood out was their commitment to see the sale through. JDM dealt with all required access to the property, liaised with the buyer referring any matters to me promptly and were readily available. I really felt supported by them and would have no hesitation in using them again.

    Stefan Channing

  • First Time Buyer

    It was always going to be difficult purchasing a house as a first time buyer. Andrew and the team were so helpful and made the process so much easier than anticipated. Would highly recommend their services!

    Manto

  • Couldn't Recommend Highly Enough

    Let my property with JDM for 2 years after I moved abroad, they were very helpful throughout the whole process, kept me informed, inspected the premises regularly and managed the whole arbitration process (achieving a positive result for me) when there was a deposit dispute after the tenants moved out. I've just sold the property through them and, again, couldn't fault them. They did a great job of keeping me updated, liaising with the buyers regularly, answering my queries promptly and ensuring everything went as smoothly as it could. Felt they really cared about me and acting in my best interests.

    Matt Smith