Is Bickley made for you? Our guide of the area

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Find out a general overview of the area using Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Bickley is a district and a local government electoral ward in South East London, within the London Borough of Bromley. It is located 10.4 miles (16.7 km) south east of Charing Cross, bordering Elmstead to the north, Chislehurst to the north-east and east, Petts Wood to the south-east, Southborough to the south, Bromley to the south-west and west and Widmore to the north-west. Until 1965 it was in the historic county of Kent. “

Some great things about Bickley

At Cozee we looked at elements defining the area like restaurants, nightlife, parks, and more. Whether you’re a foodie or night owl, Bickley has something for you. Check out spots below to get a feel for life in Bickley.

Museums & Galleries in the area

The vitality of a region is shaped by 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 Bickley, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. These venues offer delightful experiences, especially on weekends.

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Pubs in the region

As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. Bickley has some great go-to spots. From smaller, more family run chains to larger pubs like WeatherSpoons, there is a pub for everyone in the area.

Pub name Name Address Description
Bricklayers Arms 141-143 Masons Hill Bromley BR2 9HW A very handsome Victorian pub, conveniently situated for numerous bus routes. This Shepherd Neame pub is twice the original size since taking over the ironmongers shop next door when it closed. The pub has two split-level bars and a two-storey smoking area. In additional to the regular beers, Shepherd Neame seasonal beers are usually available.
Bromley Common Social & Athletic Club 33 Great Elms Road Bromley BR2 9NF
Broomfields Bromley Arena, Hayes Lane, Bromley Bromley BR2 9EF This new bar will be surveyed by Bromley CAMRA in the near future. This temporary record has been created to permit beer scoring, so please check the bar’s website or social media feeds (listed above) for the latest information.
Chequers 177 Southborough Lane Bromley BR2 8AP A historic weatherboarded building with a spacious interior. It has a dartboard and big screen for sport. There are regular quiz nights and good value food. In addition to the three regular beers, seasonal specialities from the Greene King range are sometimes available.
Cork n Cask 139 Masons Hill Bromley BR2 9HW Re-opened on 25th August 2023 as a “micro bar”, previously called the Bitter End Bar.
Shortlands Golf Club Meadow Road Bromley BR2 0DX Bromley CAMRA understands that real ale was introduced around August 2019. More information to follow.
Shortlands Tavern 5 Station Road Bromley BR2 0EY Runner-up Bromley CAMRA Pub of the Year 2014 and 2015. The pub is much improved following renovation in 2012. There is only one regular beer, but the other five handpumps serve a changing range of beers, mainly from non-mainstream breweries. The cosy atmosphere is enhanced by a real fire in winter. The many activities include comedy nights, live music, a book club, a knitting group, painting classes and even bingo. The pub also has a range of board games. Sister pub to the Pelton Arms in Greenwich.
Bird in Hand 62 Gravel Road Bromley Common BR2 8PF A popular and friendly local community pub tucked away in a quiet residential area of Bromley Common. Single L-shaped bar with wooden panelling. The walls are adorned with decorative plates and pictures whilst hops hang from the ceiling. There are also comfy seats around the fireplace, plus a couple of TV screens. The bar opens onto a larger and more modern well lit room. Overall, deceptively spacious with a large conservatory which can be used as a function room.
Hit or Miss 6 Chatterton Road Bromley Common BR2 9QN This new venue opened its doors for the first time on October 10th, 2022, in premises which were previously occupied by a computer repair and sales shop. It described itself thus: A cafe by day, a microbar by night. Pop in for locally roasted coffee and cake or a cask ale or local gin. The name is taken from a pub which existed in the road in the 19th century, the exact location of which is not known.
Two Doves 37 Oakley Road Bromley Common BR2 8HD A very pleasant traditional Victorian local pub .The pub is beautifully maintained with many original features including lovely stained glass windows and looks especially good at night. It also has an attractive garden and conservatory. Limited lunchtime menu.
George 29 Hayes Street Hayes BR2 7LE Originally dating from 1671, this former inn is in the heart of old Hayes, once an old village but now much expanded. Today, the George is a much modernised smart upmarket pub/restaurant. The menu changes with the seasons and is modern British, with some Mediterranean influences. But customers who just want to enjoy a pint or two without eating are also welcomed.
New Inn 59 Station Approach Hayes BR2 7EA The pub reopened in April 2018 having been closed for several weeks for refurbishment. The New Inn is a very handsome and imposing stone building. The interior is spacious with around 10,000 square feet of room. It was a traditional pub when built and is now independently owned, and incorporates a large restaurant. The bar area is very smart with separate dining areas. The upstairs events venue is equally plush, with chandeliers and is available for hire. There is regular entertainment in the evenings. The three guest beers tend to be mainstream choices.
Real Ale Way 55 Station Approach, Hayes Hayes BR2 7EB This family-owned micropub opened in July 2018, and offers a welcome new choice for local drinkers and rail commuters alike. The pub overlooks the entrance to Hayes station, and is served by numerous bus routes. The pub was joint runner-up in the local branch Pub of the Year competition in both 2019 and 2020.
Royal British Legion Hayes (Kent) Club 14 Station Hill Hayes BR2 7DJ The club is located in a residential street near the centre of Hayes. Inside it is comfortable and spacious. There is an active membership who run three darts teams, bridge evenings and various other events. The guest beer is sometimes served by gravity from a cask on the bar. Two parking spaces are available for disabled customers from 11-3 (Mon – Fri only). CAMRA members can visit the club and use the club facilities on presentation of their (CAMRA) membership card up to four times per year, but will be subject to the normal visitor charge of £1. If CAMRA members wish to make more frequent use of the facilities, they will be asked to join both the club (which is inexpensive) and the British Legion itself.
Crown Inn Leaves Green Road Keston BR2 6DQ Real ale was discontinued in Summer 2018, but has returned after the Covid lockdown, with new tenants in place. All real ale is from Shepherd Neame with up to three available, which may vary but could include Spitfire, Masterbrew and Whitstable Bay Pale Ale.
Greyhound Commonside Keston BR2 6BP Local CAMRA Pub of the Year for 2017. Located on the edge of Keston Common, this pub is popular with locals and walkers alike. Dogs are welcome. The pub is strongly engaged with the local community – beer festivals, morris dancing and fund-raising events are regularly held. There are also quiz and poker nights, and occasional live entertainment. The garden contains a tea-room which is available for meetings and other functions. Regular beer festivals are held, especially during the Easter weekend, when up to 15 non mainstream beers are normally available. The pub was acquired by Shepherd Neame from Enterprise at the end of June 2016 but many real ales from other breweries are available.

What supermarkets are there?

Perhaps one of the most common amenities in Bickley would be supermarkets. Below, you will be able to tell what type of supermarket there are in Bickley and what company operates here.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Tesco Express 30 Streatham Place, London 1.8 104
Sainsbury’s Local 266-270 Brixton Hill, London 3.5 44
Tesco Direct Click and Collect 1 Wallis’s Cottages, London 3.5 11
Sainsbury’s Local 2 Mullins Place, London 3.6 38
Sainsbury’s Local 47a Streatham Hill, London 3.3 25
Poundland 148 Streatham High Road, London 4.2 1242
MFC Supermarket 45 Streatham Hill, London 4.1 50
Tesco Express 50 Streatham High Road, London 3.3 74
Budgens 41 Streatham Hill, London 4 8
Mediterranean Food Centre 45B Streatham Hill, London 4.4 192
M&S Foodhall Streatham Hill Queen Street 13-18, London 4.2 365
Mieszko Streatham 15 Streatham High Road, London 4.1 730

In Bickley, is there a lot of green space?

One of London’s best assets is its green spaces. See if Bickley 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

Gyms in Bickley

More at-home work means more gym-goers. Major chains make staying active in Bickley easy.

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

The types of restaurants

The below table gives you a good idea of what kind of options there are for eating out. In Bickley, you may find things like Italian, Chinese or even Indian takeouts. Take a look below if you are visiting or want to move here if eating out is a big deal for you.

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What type of amenities may you need in Bickley?

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

Post offices in Bickley

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

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Chatterton Road Post Office 40 Chatterton Road, Bromley 3.8 17

Medical institutions in Bickley

Bickley has 1 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
Bridgeways Day Hospital 32-16 Turpington Lane, Bromley 4 1

What schools are nearby in Bickley?

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Bickley vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Southborough Primary School 342 Southborough Lane, Bromley 4.7 12
TrinityVillageMusicTuition Flat 13, Burlington Apartments, 5 Mackintosh Street, Bromley N/A N/A
Bromley Education Centre Crown Lane, Bromley N/A N/A
Bromley High School Schoolkeepers Cottage Bromley Hi, Bromley High School, Blackbrook Lane, Bromley 4.2 26
Bishop Justus Church of England School Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley 3.1 55
Tom’s Guitar Lessons in Bromley Bromley Road, Southborough, Bromley 5 21
THE LODGE PRE-SCHOOL & NURSERY LIMITED 88 Southborough Road, Bromley 4.9 22
Bromley Guitar Tuition 56 Blackbrook Lane, Bromley 5 5
Angela’s Swim School – Bromley Bromley High School, Blackbrook Lane, Bromley 3.2 5
5th Bromley Scout Group 157 Bromley Common, Bromley N/A N/A
The Wonder Years Bromley Ltd The Scout Hut, 157 Bromley Common, Bromley 5 12
Ladybird Nurseries Limited Westcliff House, 106 Southlands Road, Bromley N/A N/A

Tube & Train stations nearby Bickley

We assembled the train and tube stations of Bickley in a convenient table below so you can find the best location for you to live if transport connections are important to you.

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Is the local life vibrant in Bickley

There are always activities happening in lively Bickley. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Bickley page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Bickley snapshot.

Other nearby areas

You are not 100% sure that you want to move in Bickley? 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
Farnborough See the guide here
Petts Wood See the guide here
Bromley Common See the guide here
Bromley See the guide here
Chislehurst See the guide here
Farnborough See the guide here
Petts Wood See the guide here
Bromley Common See the guide here
Bromley See the guide here
Chislehurst 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
BR2 See our property price guide for BR2
BR1 See our property price guide for BR1

Familiar with Bickley? We value your opinion

It would be great to hear what you think about Bickley. Especially if you live there or have lived there in the past. Your opinion could really help as other people moving in could read this article and I’d also helps us understand you. So, we’d love your opinion of Bickley below. Please leave some feedback if you have a moment

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