Characterised by wide tree lined streets, a strong local community and great choice of period architecture,
Beckenham is a safe and leafy suburb with a café society, a busy high street, great links into London
with lovely local parks. Beckenham attracts young professionals, City workers and families, with good schools,
great transport links and leafy suburban surroundings, Beckenham ticks all the boxes.
Beckenham’s best features
- Transport Links . You are never far from a station here as there are no fewer than five local stations - Beckenham, New Beckenham, Clock House, Kent Road and Elmers End connecting to central London and East Croydon for Gatwick and the south coast. Stations near Barnmead Road take around 25 minutes to London Victoria, London Bridge, Waterloo and Charing Cross. (See also 'getting to Barnmead Road' and 'late night journeys to Barnmead Road').
- Beckenham Green . This is a great local spot which plays host to a Farmer's market as well as live performances and concerts.
- Architecture. From charming terraced cottages to grand, impressive six bedroom houses, Beckenham offers it all. Few suburbs can evoke the country feeling and sense of space like Beckenham and once people discover life here, they tend to stay.
- Good nightlife and restaurants (see Eating and Drinking below).
- The Spa Leisure centre - gym, swimming pool and fitness classes.
- Odeon Cinema - An Art Deco listed building with six screens.
St George's church is in the centre of Beckenham. It has been extensively rebuilt, but
has a 13th-century
Lychgate that is said to be the oldest in