A local guide to move in Beckenham

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Find out a general overview of the area using Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Beckenham is a town in Greater London, England, within the London Borough of Bromley. Until 1965 it was part of the historic county of Kent. It is located 8.4 miles (13.5 km) south-east of Charing Cross, situated north of Elmers End and Eden Park, east of Penge, south of Lower Sydenham and Bellingham, and west of Bromley and Shortlands. Its population at the 2011 census counted 46,844 inhabitants. “

In Beckenham, what are some things we love?

What makes the heart of Beckenham? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Beckenham to help you decide to move in there.

Green spaces and parks of Beckenham

One of London’s best assets is its green spaces. See if Beckenham offers room to roam.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

Where can you buy groceries in the area

Finally we wouldn’t like to let you down on where to do your grocery shopping in Beckenham. Although solutions like Ocado, Amazon or other delivery services can be a great replacement, knowing if a grocery store is nearby the place you are about to live in is a big plus. Please find below the grocery stores in Beckenham.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Tesco Superstore Savoy Parade, Enfield 3.8 328
Tesco Express 25 Windmill Hill, Enfield 3.3 35
Marks and Spencer Shopping Precinct, 54 Church Street, Palace Cardens, Enfield 4.2 787
Poundland 21-27 London Road, Enfield 4.1 796
Waitrose & Partners Shopping Precinct, Cecil Road, Palace Cardens, Enfield 4.3 359
Lidl Cecil Road, Enfield 4.1 875
Little Waitrose & Partners 38-40 Windmill Hill, Enfield 4.3 307
Chase Supermarket Enfield Chase Railway Station, Windmill Hill, Enfield N/A N/A
Enfield Town Food Centre Silver Street, Enfield 3.7 15
Iceland Foods palace Exchange, 4, Cecil Road, Enfield 4.2 363
River Food & Wine United Kingdom 3.4 7

Museums & Galleries

The vitality of a community stems from its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Beckenham, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. They offer delightful weekend activities and contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the region.

We weren’t able to find any museum in this area. Tell us in the comments if we were wrong. We’ll amend this page

The range of gyms in Beckenham

As remote work becomes more prevalent, there’s a corresponding rise in gym attendance to maintain fitness. With options like David Lloyd, TheGym, and others, Beckenham could be instrumental in helping you stay in shape – a valuable amenity in close proximity.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246

Public houses of Beckenham

Being Londoners ourselves, at Cozee, we hold a strong bond with our regular visits to the local pub every week. Why should your experience be any different in your new home? That’s why we’ve thoroughly tested and reviewed all the pubs in Beckenham. While we didn’t get the chance to personally visit each one, we certainly wish we could have. Here’s the curated list of the finest pubs in Beckenham.

Pub name Name Address Description
Beckenham Rugby Football Club Balmoral Avenue Beckenham BR3 3RD Since summer 2021, the club welcomes CAMRA members who should be prepared to sign in and show their membership card.
Beckenham Sports Club 19 Foxgrove Rd Beckenham BR3 5AS Famous cricket and – in particular – tennis club with a host of world-renowned tennis players on the honours board in the bar. These date back to a time when this venue was used for a pre-Wimbledon warm-up event.
Bricklayers Arms 237 High Street Beckenham BR3 1BN A traditional high-street pub providing a friendly welcome to a clientele of all ages, including families and dogs. The L-shaped bar has wooden flooring with plenty of tables. The interior decor has old photographs of Beckenham, a piano and more eclectic items including an old petrol pump and a super-life size Spider Man on one wall. There is an open log fire in winter and a covered outdoor seating area with heaters and even a TV screen.
Chancery 90 Bromley Road Beckenham BR3 5NP Family-run Victorian local situated between Beckenham and Shortlands with a main U-shaped bar and a separate quiet lounge. The pub reopened as a Gastropub in October 2014 following substantial and sensitive refurbishment and with a new name. The extensive menu changes with the season and no frozen food is used. Casual drinkers are still welcomed – the pub has six handpumps, but away from busy times only three to four will be operational. Admission not allowed after 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Coach & Horses Burnhill Road Beckenham BR3 3LA A friendly and traditional local convenient for the High Street , and now operated by Town Bar and Sports. The pub was undergoing a major refurbishment in 2020 as the Covid-19 crisis struck, and reopened in August when the work was completed, complete with new exterior signage. There is a large patio at the front with pub with several benches and tables, which have been renovated as part of the refurbishment. The exterior work is also evident in the rear, with a prominent mural of the London skyline on display in the back garden. Internally there are new light fittings, wooden floorings, and new tiling behind the bar. In short, not much has been left unchanged. Well worth a visit if you are in the vicinity of Beckenham High Street. All the photography on this page is after the 2020 refurbishment.
Erin’s 150-154 High Street Beckenham BR3 1EA Re-opened on 22nd September 2023 under a new name “Erin’s” as an AK Whelan pub after a £750,000 makeover. Named after the owner’s daughter, the theme is that of a modern Irish pub with mirrors, bric-a-bric and a dark blue, maroon and gold colour scheme to create what is described as “an opulent effect” along with a striking mural and hanging garden from the ceiling. In the evening, the subdued lighting gives a more intimate atmosphere.
George Inn 111 High Street Beckenham BR3 1AG The George Inn dates back over 350 years and was the last coaching inn on the route to London. The pub attracts a wide age range, although more of a younger crowd attend at weekends. The range of beers has increased in recent years, with 5 or 6 on offer most days. A reasonable choice of food is available and is of the pub grub style – burgers, pies, steak, fish and chips etc. Piped music plays on a 2 hour loop, but is generally not too intrusive. A TV shows BBC News channel (muted, with subtitles) and occasionally football/rugby, if on terrestrial TV.
Jolly Woodman 9 Chancery Lane Beckenham BR3 6NR A friendly traditional local popular with a mixed clientele of all ages for its homely convivial atmosphere and welcoming to visitors. Situated in a quiet street in a conservation area off the main road, this retains the look and feel of a country pub. Built in 1840 as an ale house, this would once have been surrounded by countryside. The front room is small with half-height matchboard panelling, old fixed bench seating and a drinking shelf along with leaded glass in the windows and a stove. The door to the right was once used for off-sales. The bar itself has tongue and groove panelling with a plain and well-worn counter. An opening leads to a larger back room, also with panelling, in an L-shaped configuration created in the 1970s. Toilets are outside across the courtyard.
Langley Park Golf Club Barnfield Wood Road Beckenham BR3 6SZ Access to the bar is currently limited to club members only.
O’Neill’s 9 High Street Beckenham BR3 1AZ The pub opened as a Charringtons pub named the “Golden Arrow” in the 1960’s, complete with a railway signal erected on the pavement outside. A regional British Rail office was located above and behind the pub. The railway connection is now lost, and instead we have a spacious single bar O’Neills with the normal grey/green colour scheme, very convenient for bus, rail and tram travellers alike. Lots of tables and seating, including on the patio in front of the pub. Dogs not allowed inside but permitted on the outside patio. Real ale introduced in March 2014 with three handpumps, In 2018, real ale availability was sadly reduced to Sharp’s Doom Bar only.
Three Hounds Beer Company 57 Beckenham Road Beckenham BR3 4PR This bar/off-licence opened during the 2020 Covid crisis, and as lockdown eased was able to open more fully in Summer 2021. The premises are more spacious than the frontage would indicate, and around 50 customers can be seated over two floors, with more benches at the front of the pub.
West Beckenham Conservative Club Sidney Road Beckenham BR3 4PX
Eden Park 422 Upper Elmers End Road Eden Park BR3 3HQ Despite being a Carvery, this pub has a split-level bar area used by non-diners as well as those having a pre-dinner drink. There is also a large outside drinking area to the front and side of the pub. Also serves breakfast, check with pub for breakfast opening times.
Elm Tree 116 Croydon Road Elmers End BR3 4DF The pub, formerly named to William IV, reopened in March 2015, following a complete refurbishment. There is now a tastefully done comfortable interior retaining original features such as panelling and fireplaces. There is more of an emphasis on food than before – mainly traditional pub fare, and an Irish theme.

Are the restaurants in Beckenham any good?

Beckenham has a range of different eateries. This is important for someone who is moving to an area who wants to be able to eat out and not cook every day. The below table gives you an overview of what options you have.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
ASK Italian Ground Floor, 2 Bromley Road, Beckenham 4.3 588
The Pearl Beckenham 2 Southend Road, Beckenham 4.3 696
Kebab Ye Beckenham 292-294 High Street, Beckenham 4.3 204
Rendezvous Caffe 94 High Street, Beckenham 4.3 405
Favorite Chicken & Ribs Beckenham 286 High Street, Beckenham 4.3 81
In2 Papadam 13B Bromley Road, Beckenham 4.3 163
Branded Beckenham 51 High Street, Beckenham 4.3 480
Deli Nene Restaurant & Cocktail Bar 52-54 High Street, Beckenham 4.3 637
Koz Restaurant 87 High Street, Beckenham 4.3 509
Starbucks Coffee 220 High Street, London 4.3 310
Q Bar & Kitchen Beckenham 159 High Street, Beckenham 4.3 981
Pierluigi’s 86-90 High Street, Beckenham 4.3 483
Zizzi – Beckenham 157 High Street, Beckenham 4.3 667
Pizza Express 189 High Street, Beckenham 4.3 531
Miso Noodle Bar Beckenham 132 High Street, Beckenham 4.3 464
Nando’s Beckenham 199-203 High Street, Beckenham 4.3 982
Kelsey House Bar & Kitchen 75 High Street, Beckenham 4.3 858
Jolly Woodman 9 Chancery Lane, Beckenham 4.3 326
Curry Cottage Of Beckenham 7 Kelsey Park Road, Beckenham 4.3 80
Big Catch 202-204 High Street, Beckenham 4.3 276

The facilities you might need in Beckenham

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Beckenham name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Post offices of Beckenham

Looking for convenient parcel handling? Having a nearby post office is the optimal solution. Beyond standard postal services, the post offices in Beckenham can be found by checking out the table below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Croydon Road Post Office 271-273 Croydon Road, Beckenham 2.8 37
Beckenham Post Office 172 High Street, Beckenham 2.1 74
Brandon’s of Beckenham 271-273 Croydon Road, Beckenham 3.6 63

Medical institutions in Beckenham

Beckenham has 4 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Cator Medical Centre 379 Croydon Road, Beckenham 3.4 81
Elm House Surgery 379 Croydon Road, Beckenham 3.3 66
Corner Ways Surgery 50 Manor Road, Beckenham 3 59
Bromleag Care Practice Clinic, 14 The Crescent, Beckenham 5 1

Schools around Beckenham

Having a nearby school is a plus when moving. Below are schools located by Beckenham. This table is especially important to pay attention to if you are trying to find a place for your child to learn in the next few years.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Harris Academy Beckenham Manor Way, Beckenham 3.3 43
Little Elms Beckenham (Elm Road) 29 Beckenham Road, Beckenham 4.9 91
Perform Within St George’s Church Albemarle Road, Beckenham N/A N/A
Worsley Bridge Primary School Road Brackley, Beckenham 4.2 6
St Christopher’s the Hall School 49 Bromley Road, Beckenham 5 17
St Paul’s Beckenham Preschool Lawn Road, Beckenham 5 2
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Westgate Road, Beckenham 4.4 11
Beckenham Montessori Pre-school Overbury Avenue, Beckenham 5 1
Ladybird Nursery Beckenham 20 Bromley Road, Beckenham 5 8
Kings London 25 Beckenham Road, Beckenham 4 36
Riverside School 2 Hayne Road, Beckenham 3 2
Pascals College Provident House Burrell Row, Beckenham 3 2
SC Film School 50 Burnhill Road, Beckenham N/A N/A
Lily Scott Singing Teacher, Vocal Coach and Music Tutor High Street, Beckenham 5 2
Harris Primary Academy Beckenham Green Saint George’s Road, Beckenham 4.5 12
LFH.SCHOOL 137 – 139 High Street, Beckenham N/A N/A
Pixie Day Nursery 13 Rectory Road, Beckenham 5 3
St Edmunds Pre-School Kindergarten 9 Village Way, Beckenham N/A N/A
Bellissima Nurseries Ltd Junction House, 4-6 Southend Road, Beckenham 3.9 16
Lynda Hudson- Hypnotherapist in London 13 River Grove Park, Beckenham 5 4

In Beckenham, what tube and train stations are nearby?

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Beckenham entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Beckenham Junction Station Approach, Beckenham 3.8 77

How’s the local life around Beckenham

Beckenham is vibrant with life, activities and to find out what to do in your area we recommend you to have a look at websites like Timeout. Timeout updates on a weekly basis things to do in Beckenham. To simplify you the task of finding the page here is the link to see the upcoming events in Beckenham. Also having a clear view of what is available in Beckenham and where is a great way to project yourself within this new area. This is why we created the following map where we gathered all the information you will find in this article.

What areas are nearby?

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You are not 100% sure that you want to move in Beckenham? Check out our other guides about some nearby areas. You might find your next neighbourhood. The following tables shows the nearby areas within a 3.5km radius.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Elmers End See the guide here
South Norwood See the guide here
Bromley See the guide here
Anerley See the guide here
Penge See the guide here
Stoneleigh See the guide here
Sydenham See the guide here
Downham See the guide here
Bellingham See the guide here
Elmers End See the guide here
South Norwood See the guide here
Bromley See the guide here
Anerley See the guide here
Penge See the guide here
Stoneleigh See the guide here
Sydenham See the guide here
Downham See the guide here
Bellingham See the guide here

Looking for something more precise? Have a look at our analysis on the property market at the postcode level

Postcode area Link to our property price guide
BR3 See our property price guide for BR3
SE20 See our property price guide for SE20

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