How is life in Falconwood? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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London from above

Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Falconwood is an area of south east London within both the London Boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich. It is north east of Eltham and south west of Welling. “

Some great things about Falconwood

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

Are there any good pubs in Falconwood?

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 Falconwood. 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 Falconwood.

Pub name Name Address Description
Bankers Draft 80 Eltham High Street Eltham SE9 1BW This former JD Wetherspoon outlet, reputed to be their smallest in the country, came under new ownership in the summer of 2023. Initially at least, the cask beer range has continued in similar vein to that previously with a mix of regular and changing brews. Often hosts weekend events such as bingo and karaoke.
Berry & Barrel 18 Well Hall Parade Eltham SE9 6SP Family-run shop conversion pub serving craft beers, real ales, wines, gins and cocktails. Opened in a former dry cleaner’s shop in December 2020. A long room equipped with high tables and stools and with a traditional bar counter. Two prominent electronic boards display a large range of keg beers and cask ales on offer with details of ABV and price. Cask and keg beers are not clearly differentiated so you will need to ask for confirmation at time of placing your order.
Eltham GPO 4 Passey Place Eltham SE9 5DQ Just off the High Street, re-opened in February 2014 and takes its name from the building’s original use as a postal sorting office. The external signage still shows The Old Post Office as the pub name! Spacious pub originally, when run by Antic, furnished in shabby chic style with various bric-a-brac wall and floor standing adornments like typewriters, sewing machines, postal items and dolls’ houses. Quiz night on Wednesday at 8pm. Portobello took over from Antic here in 2020. Closed for significant refurbishment in July 2023, reopening in early October 2023 with the number of handpumps reduced to 3, usually selling only Portobello cask ales.
Eltham Warren Golf Club Bexley Road Eltham SE9 2PE Founded in 1890. Please check with venue for opening hours.
Long Pond 110 Westmount Road Eltham SE9 1UT Situated in a former plumbers’ merchant shop near the entrance to the long closed Eltham Park railway station, this deceptively extensive micropub opened on 12th December 2014 and is named after the Long Pond in Eltham Park North, a short walk away. It fills a massive geographical gap in the local pub landscape. May also be contacted on 07921-579781. There are 5-6 local real ales served on gravity dispense from a chilled stillage room which may be viewed through a window behind the bar counter. This includes the house beer 3.6% ABV ‘Pond Life’, believed to be Tonbridge Traditional. There is also real cider and perry, usually from Dudda’s Tun as well as wine, several Chapel Down gins, several single malt whiskies and soft drinks. In true micropub tradition there are no lagers or alcopops on offer. Seating at the front is on high wall mounted benches and high tables. To the left rear is an area of low tables and chairs in an area called The Dorchester Room! The long brightly lit white painted corridor to the toilets at the rear is always stacked with a large number of full and empty casks. SE London CAMRA Branch Cider Pub of the Year 2017. SE London CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year 2017, and runner-up 2016 and 2020. Traditional pub cold snacks are available in the form of pork pies, ploughman’s and platters. No children. No dogs. Card payment strongly preferred here, rather than cash payment. Mobile phone use frowned upon in bar area – rear corridor may be used.
Park Tavern 45 Passey Place Eltham SE9 5DA A free house since 2022, this traditional Victorian pub retains the original Truman’s Brewery tiled frontage and signage. The stylish interior has elegant drapes, bar lamps and chandeliers, an impressive wooden bar and a real log fire. Decorative plates and pictures line the walls. Jazz and light classical background music complements the atmosphere. Offers an impressive selection of real ales, together with ciders, craft beers and lagers, whiskies and wine. There is also a well kept heated rear garden, plus additional seating to the front and side. 8 handpumps on bar counter, 6 regularly in use.
Rising Sun 189-191 Eltham High Street Eltham SE9 1TS A pleasant traditional pub on the High Street refurbished in September 2014. Offers a good selection of reasonably priced food in addition to two or three real ales from the Greene King stable. There are 4 handpumps on the bar counter. A Lilley’s fruit cider (non real) could by found on one of the pumps in Spring 2022.
Royal Blackheath Golf Club Court Road Eltham SE9 5AF Clubhouse was built in 1664 for John Shaw, banker to King Charles I.
Rusty Bucket 11 Court Yard Eltham SE9 5PR Previously the Crown, this venue re-opened in April 2018 after a significant re-development of the site but pleasantly retaining the pub’s original ground floor frontage. Run by a couple of friends who are very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about all beers. It sells a selection of up to 3 cask ales (but usually 2) from a small number of local Kent and London breweries plus some guests from further afield. Real ciders and perries, keg beer, bottles, cans, wines and spirits are also available. The pub is smaller than in its previous incarnation, although it does not strictly follow the ‘micropub’ rules as it plays recorded music. Walls are half-panelled and brightly painted. Cask ales and ciders / perries are served by gravity dispense from a small walk-in chilled room behind the bar counter, from a three tier nine cask stillage. There were initially 11 keg beer taps on the back wall but in late November 2018 this was increased to 18. Seating is at trestle style tables with low chairs. Basic snacks include cheese boards and also displayed in jars on the bar counter may include, variously, pork pies or scotch eggs. 2, sometimes 3, cask ales available. Three spotlessly kept toilets. Card payment ONLY, no cash accepted.
Tudor Barn Well Hall Pleasaunce, Well Hall Road Eltham SE9 6SZ The Grade II* listed Tudor Barn is situated in the attractive surroundings of the Well Hall Pleasaunce in Eltham. It was originally built in the 16th century by the family of William Roper and links back to King Henry VIII and the Tudor monarchy. The ground floor is home to a traditional gastro pub with two outdoor drinking and dining spaces and the first floor is home to The Tudor Gallery perfect for hosting weddings and private events. Table service only Spring 2022. See also Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tudorbarn
White Hart 2 Eltham High Street Eltham SE9 1DA A 20th century mock-Tudor style pub with wood panelling and comfy sofas at the front. There is also a pleasant and well maintained garden.
Woodcroft Club 254 High Street Eltham SE9 1AA Formed in 1913. Has its own Bowls Club.
Bat & Ball 275 Court Road Mottingham SE9 4TH Micropub in a former florist’s shop at the end of a terrace of shops which opened on 23rd November 2023. There is wide range of drinks available including draught lagers and wine in addition to cask beer on gravity and bag-in-box cider served from a chilled room. Seating for roughly 30 inside at settles and high stools. Cash or card payment is welcome.
71Southwood 71 Southwood Road New Eltham SE9 3QE Formed in 1927, was refurbished and rebranded as 71Southwood in 2017
New Eltham Social Club 32 Avery Hill Road New Eltham SE9 2BD Founded in 1892 moving to current home in 1901.

What kind of restaurants are there?

Falconwood has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Papa Johns Pizza 113a Bellegrove Road, Welling 4.3 88
Pizza Go Go 84 Bellegrove Road, Welling 4.3 77
Falcon Tandoori 16 Falconwood Parade, Welling 4.3 95
Ocean City Swallow 7 Falconwood Parade, Welling 4.3 52
Marabou Fish Bar 231 Bellegrove Road, Welling 4.3 113
Shell 147-173 Bellegrove Road, Welling 4.3 28
Joy Spice Indian Takeaway 119A Bellegrove Road, Welling 4.3 68
Subway 88 Bellegrove Road, Welling 4.3 72
McDonald’s 38 Bellegrove Road, Welling 4.3 1019
Bella Napoli Pizzeria – Welling 35B Bellegrove Road, Welling 4.3 111
Wow Taco 231 Blackfen Road, Sidcup 4.3 88
Shampan Welling 8 Falconwood Parade, The Green, Welling 4.3 344
Da Peppino 125-129 Bellegrove Road, Welling 4.3 581
Jolly Fenman 64 Blackfen Road, Sidcup 4.3 664
PAYA Cuisine (Sidcup) Gloucester Parade, 4, Blackfen Road, Sidcup 4.3 144
Avenida 83-85 Bellegrove Road, Welling 4.3 186
Moza Spice 8, Gloucester Parade, Blackfen Road, Sidcup 4.3 34
New Ming Chinese Restaurant 79 Bellegrove Road, Welling 4.3 247
Bengal Spice 138 Bellegrove Road, Welling 4.3 86
The New Cross Turnpike – JD Wetherspoon 55 Bellegrove Road, Welling 4.3 1247

The range of gyms in Falconwood

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, Falconwood 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

What supermarkets are there?

Grocery shopping is another important activity you will do if you move into the area of Falconwood. In the below table, we go over the nearby supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s so you know what the area has to offer for your food shop.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Lidl 43-49 High Street, London 4.1 2058
Tesco Express Tower Mews, London 3.4 37
Farmfoods Ltd 46 High Street, London 4.4 303
Asda Walthamstow Supermarket Shopping Centre, 19 Selborne Road, London 4.1 1716
Sainsbury’s 112 High Street, London 4.2 2753
Londis Coppermill Lane 153 Coppermill Lane, London 3.8 62
Tesco Express 43-45 Saint James Street, London 3.2 45
Lituanica Walthamstow 29-31 High Street, London 4.4 396
Poundland 3-5 Palace Mews, London 4.2 227
Super Grows 235 High Street, London 4 8
Best Foods Supermarket 156-158 Forest Road, London 4.4 129
Collins Stores 83 Palmerston Road, London 4.3 16
Tesco Express 82-84 Forest Road, London 3.4 120
Tesco Esso Express 394 Hoe Street, London 3.1 36
International Supermarket London International Food Stores, High Street, London 4.3 602
Global Food & Drink 44 Saint James Street, London 4.6 7
Greener Habits Unit 2, Crate, 35 Saint James Street, London 5 41
Rio Market 73-75 High Street, London 4.4 67
Nungua Market African Food 32 High Street, London 5 1
BG MARKET London 37 High Street, London 3.8 10

Museums & Galleries in the region

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 Falconwood, 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

Green space in the city of Falconwood

One of London’s best features is the large array of public parks and green spaces. See if Falconwood offers room to explore and maybe take your dog for a walk.

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

How’s the local life around Falconwood

Falconwood 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 Falconwood. To simplify you the task of finding the page here is the link to see the upcoming events in Falconwood. Also having a clear view of what is available in Falconwood 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.

The amenities you might need in Falconwood

Below is a list of the places you may want to check out if the area of Falconwood. This can really help you out when you are moving to an area or neighbourhood.

Schools in and around the area of Falconwood

Having a school near the place you live is a great feature of the property you are about to move in. Please find below a list of the schools within the area of Falconwood.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Harris Academy Falconwood The Green, Welling 3.2 36
Bexley Grammar School Danson Lane, Welling 4.3 56
Falconwood Pre School 30 Falconwood Parade, Welling 4 1
Bishop Ridley CE Primary School Northumberland Avenue, Welling 3.8 16
Rainbow Preschool 31-39 Falconwood Parade, Welling 5 1
Medua Bilingual Nursery 2 Falconwood Parade, Welling 4.9 8
Hook Lane Primary School Kent, Faraday Road, Welling 4.6 5
AllStars ROCKschool – Welling Harris Academy Falconwood, The Green, Welling 5 7
St Francis Polish School Northumberland Avenue, Welling N/A N/A
Danson Nursery 31 Dansington Road, Welling 5 1
D & S Swim School 80 Rennets Wood Road, London N/A N/A
JE Music 30 Wendover Way, Welling 5 1
Good Shepherd Playgroup 142 Blackfen Road, Sidcup N/A N/A
Little Wings Big Dreams 43a Bellegrove Road, Welling N/A N/A
Danson Primary School Danson Lane, Welling 3.9 9
Sandringham Pre-school St. Mary’s church hall, Sandringham Drive, Welling N/A N/A
Eastcote Primary Academy Eastcote Primary School, Eastcote Road, Welling 3.8 4
St Stephen’s Catholic Primary School Ruskin Avenue, Welling 3.5 17

The number of hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in Falconwood

Falconwood 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
Nhs Blackfen Medical Centre 161 Blackfen Road, Sidcup 4.5 2

Post offices of Falconwood

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. Falconwood branches also offer services like money orders and insurance along with mail services. Here they are along with their proximity to the area.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Post Shop Plus Welling 80A Ruskin Avenue, Welling 5 2
Welling Post Office 40 Bellegrove Road, Welling 3.5 54
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox 2 Churchfield Road, Welling 0 0

Tube & Train stations within the region of Falconwood

Train and tube stations in Falconwood can provide you with direct links to nearby cities and hence, they are a desirable feature for people when deciding on a place to live. Those who move into a city with direct transport links are able to travel further for work and will maybe spend less time commuting. Find a table below about where these transport links are:

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Welling Station Approach, Welling 4 46

What areas are nearby?

You are not 100% sure that you want to move in Falconwood? 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
Longlands See the guide here
Eltham See the guide here
Plumstead See the guide here
Longlands See the guide here
Eltham See the guide here
Plumstead See the guide here

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

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