Chislehurst & Elmstead Woods

Chislehurst is a pretty village replete with its own cricket club, tennis club, duck pond and a Royal Parade of shops. The green spaces of Chislehurst Common and the Scadbury nature reserve, perfect for runners and dogwalkers alike. Excellent transport links into London and the nearby A20 to Dover and the Channel Tunnel. There is a fantastic selection of schools in the locality. A wide selection of bars, boutiques and restaurants.

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About The Area

There is a real feeling of tranquillity in this suburb, which borders Bromley. The area of Chislehurst itself falls within a conservation area and locals have to remind themselves that they are within the M25 and that trains to London Bridge take less than 20 minutes. There is a real, defining sense of a village community in Chislehurst, characterised by the locally organised events and clubs. Chislehurst Caves - 22 miles of tunnels beneath Chislehurst which are a local tourist attraction and have a fascinating history.

Train Stations

Local Schools

Chislehurst & Elmstead Woods Area Guide



Chislehurst and Bickley stations provide direct links to many stations across the south of the City. From Chislehurst station trains into London Bridge take approximately 17 minutes.  


Local buses include the 61, 161 and 273, connecting with Bromley, North Greenwich and Lewisham.  

There is also the N136 night bus from Oxford Circus.


  • Biggin Hill airport approx. 6.2 miles  
  • City airport approx. 6.1 miles  
  • Gatwick airport approx. 21.2 miles  
  • Heathrow airport approx. 22.8 miles

These distances have been calculated using and are as the crow flies from our Chislehurst Office 


One of the reasons Chislehurst is so popular is its good mix of independent and state schools. Please note that catchment areas and/or entrance examinations may apply. 

Primary education  

  • Mead Road Infant School  
  • Edgebury School  
  • St. Nicholas C of E Primary School  
  • Red Hill Primary School  

Secondary education  

  • Beaverwood School for Girls  
  • Bullers Wood  
  • Coopers Technology College  
  • Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School 

Independent Education  

  • Babington House School  
  • Breaside Preparatory School  
  • Farringtons School  
  • Bickley Park School for Boys  
  • Bromley High School for Girls  
  • Eltham College 


While Chislehurst is mainly known for its large period family homes, there is a wide choice of properties here. Along the Commons you can find Georgian gems, mixed with pretty terraced Victorian cottages, superbly designed Arts and Crafts homes, as well as more modern and sizeable houses and flats. The property market in Chislehurst certainly has something to offer most purchasers.  

Going Out

There are a number of drinking establishments to cater for a variety of tastes: The Bull’s Head and The Queen’s Head are very popular, as are the Crown and the Tiger’s Head on the Common. There are a number of fabulous eateries in and around the area ranging from Italian to French and Bengalese. Restaurants of note are Thai Dine at the top of the High Street, Côte restaurant, which is next door to our offices in the High Street and the Royal in Royal Parade. For those who enjoy fine dining, Chapter One in Locksbottom is a short journey away. 


Recreational Facilities

  • Chislehurst Golf Club is set among 70 acres of parkland and the jewel in the crown here is the magnificent Grade II listed building used as a clubhouse.
  • ‘Camden Place’, which was the home of Napoleon III, Empress Eugenie and their son the Prince Imperial.  
  • Chislehurst and West Kent Cricket has a picturesque ground on the Common attracting many spectators during weekend home games.  
  • Chislehurst is home to a number of home-grown clubs and organisations which are too numerous to mention in full but examples include: Chislehurst Lawn Tennis Club which is situated on Chislehurst Recreation Ground; Old Elthamians Rugby Club; Chislehurst Artists; Chislehurst May Queen Society and Elmstead Football Club.  

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