Beckenham has six local stations whisking you into central London (Victoria in 20 minutes, London Bridge in 30). Tramlink connects Beckenham with East and West Croydon, Wimbledon and Mitcham Junction. And Gatwick airport is under an hour away.
Beckenham has a long history with remains of a Roman Road still visible in parts and the George Inn, which dates back to 17th century. Now a leafy neighbourhood with some lovely parks and a good community feel, it still retains the happening vibe that blossomed when David Bowie created his Arts Lab club at the former Three Tuns pub. Many young families move here, drawn by the good schools then stay, creating the firm sense of community here. By day, enjoy the rich café scene and the farmers’ market, by night the array of superb restaurants and the hub of festivals and concerts in Beckenham Green.
Cator Park Montessori is a popular pre-school, and the single sex Langley Park Schools are one of the main reasons families choose to locate to the area. St Christopher’s The Hall School at is an independent prep school, and Bishop Challoner an independent secondary.
We think that the community buzz and cultural hub is something special. The high street boasts some wonderful independent shops and the small park at the end of the high street is used by local residents for events such as the St George’s Arts Festival. Alongside culture we should mention sport - the refurbishment of the Worsley Bridge Road cricket club, the swimming pool at Spa Centre, the 18 hole golf course and the Green Ring and Capital Ring walking trails. These are just a few of the reasons people want to stay for so long in Beckenham.