Is Shortlands made for you? Our guide of the area

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Shortlands is a suburb of South East London, England, within the London Borough of Bromley. It has been part of Greater London since 1965, and was previously part of the historic county of Kent. It is located between west of Bromley and east of Beckenham. “

The things you might need in Shortlands

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

Tube & Train stations nearby the area of Shortlands

Most want transit less than a 15 minute walk from home. We put together train and tube stations in Shortlands to help find the optimal area for you. It could be that you don’t mind walking or it could be that public transport is necessary for you to get around.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Kensington (Olympia) Kensington Olympia Station, Olympia Way, London 3.9 120
Hammersmith Hammersmith (D & P) Station Underground Ltd, Hammersmith Station, Hammersmith Broadway, London 4.2 262
Hammersmith Underground Ltd, Beadon Road, London 4.1 176
Barons Court Underground Ltd, Palliser Road, London 4.1 149
West Kensington North End Road, London 3.7 68

Hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in the area of Shortlands

Shortlands has 20 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
Charing Cross Hospital Fulham Palace Road, London 3.7 649
Dispensaire Francais Societe Francaise de Bienfaisance 184 Hammersmith Road, London 4.2 19
St. Dunstan’s Clinic Saint Dunstan’s Road, London N/A N/A
Surgicare Medical Group Ltd The Triangle, 5-17 Hammersmith Grove, London 1 1
Medical Imprint 174 Hammersmith Road, London N/A N/A
Charing Cross Hospital Delivery Bay 3 Claybrook Road, London N/A N/A
Enhance Medical Group The Triangle, 5-17 Hammersmith Grove, London 4.2 69
Algomed UK 1 Lyric Square, London 5 5
Clear Earwax Clinic Hammersmith 70 Blythe Road, London 4.7 7
Acute Medical Unit United Kingdom 4 1
Work (The Claybrook Center) 37 Claybrook Road, London N/A N/A
Kings Medical & Cosmetic Clinic 36 North End Road, London N/A N/A
DocTap Private GP 97-99 King Street, London 4.7 36
Ear Wax Removal Clinic – Hammersmith Hearing 97, 99 King Street, London 5 2
AVADA HEALTH 121 King Street, London N/A N/A
Kensington Park Medical Centre 75 Russell Road, London 2.9 141
Falkland House Edith Villas, London N/A N/A
Milson Road Health Centre 1, 13 Milson Road, London 2.8 29
West Kensington NHS GP Surgery Health Centre, 1-13 Milson Road, London 4.3 35
Sterndale Surgery NHS GP Practice Health Centre 1, 13 Milson Road, London 4 102

In Shortlands, what schools are nearby?

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 Shortlands.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
St Paul’s Girls’ School Brook Green, London 4.5 30
Sacred Heart High School 212 Hammersmith Road, London 4 20
William Morris Sixth Form Saint Dunstan’s Road, London 3.5 20
Parayhouse School Colet Gardens, London N/A N/A
Swingland – Swing Dance Classes & Events (A-Train & The Swing Ball) Swingland c/o The Hammersmith Club, 11 Rutland Grove, London 4.8 11
Step By Step Day Nursery 1 Bridge Avenue, London 2.7 3
Addison Pre School Brook Green, London N/A N/A
Wordshark Numbershark – programs for reading, spelling, numeracy Chancery House, 1 Lochaline Street, London 4.7 3
UK Colet Court, 100 Hammersmith Road, London 5 1
Brook Green Nursery Ltd 49 Brook Green, London 5 2
Bute House Preparatory School for Girls London 5 4
Singing Lessons in West London Glazbury Road, London N/A N/A
Millie’s House Nursery & Pre-school Distillery Lane, London 3 14
St Paul’s CE Primary School Worlidge Street, London 5 2
Kensington Wade School Fulham Palace Road, London 5 2
St James Senior Girls’ School Earsby Street, London 4.5 2
West London Free School Academy Trust Cambridge Grove, London N/A N/A
Falcons School for Boys 6 Greyhound Road, London N/A N/A
TLG West London Centre Tasso Baptist Church, 138 Greyhound Road, London 5 2
Slb 20 Macbeth Street, London N/A N/A

Are there many post offices in the region of Shortlands?

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages easy. In a post office you can do things like exchange currency, post your packages, buy everyday items and even redirect your mail. It is likely you will use one at some point if you were to move in to the area so we have compiled the post offices nearby in a table below so you know if this area is the right place for you.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Olympia Post Office. 8-10 North End Road, London 3.1 111
Brook Green News & Post Office 146 Shepherds Bush Road, London 4.2 106
Royal Mail Post Box 24-10 Gledstanes Road, London 0 0
Royal Mail West Kensington Delivery Office Blythe Road, London 2.9 73

Some great things about Shortlands

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

Are there a lot of supermarkets in Shortlands?

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

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Sainsbury’s Williamson Road, London 4.2 3732
Tesco Express 8-9 Salisbury Road, Green Lanes, London 2.8 101
Sainsbury’s Local 333-337 West Green Road, London 3.2 32
Poundland Unit 5, Arena Shopping Park, London 4.2 400
Tesco Express 308 West Green Road, London 3.1 74
Turkish Food Market 385-387 Green Lanes, London 4.2 200
Maqsood News London 503 Green Lanes, London 4.3 37
Iceland Supermarket London 17-19 Grand Parade, Green Lanes, London 4 591
Sama Food UK 578, 580 Green Lanes, London 4.1 145
Evmolpia 570 Green Lanes, London 4.5 42
Yasar Halim, Harringay 491 Green Lanes, London 4.1 188
Elvan food center 589-591 Green Lanes, London 3 2
Dostlar 425-427 Green Lanes, London 4.5 231
Aksu Food Centre London 655 Green Lanes, London 3.7 37
Buy 2 Save Supermarket (Harringay) 63-64 Grand Parade, Green Lanes, London 4.2 57
Cudi Food Center West Green West Green Road, Duckett’s Green, London 4.4 150
GREENS FOOD YAVUZLAR Grand Parade, London 3.9 50
ALDI Unit 6, Arena Shopping Park, Williamson Road, London 4.3 323
Atakan 315 West Green Road, London 4 24
New Istanbul Supermarket 45 Quernmore Road, London 3.8 18


As Londoners, at Cozee we are deeply attached to our weekly attendance to our local pub. Why should you be different in the place where you are going to live? That is why we have been testing and reviewing all the pubs in Shortlands. As a matter of fact, we didn’t… But we would have loved to. Here is then the list of the greatest pubs of Shortlands

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.

Museums & Galleries nearby

Art helps discover an area’s culture. Galleries and museums are great weekend enjoyment and you can find where all the fun is happening by checking out the museum and galleries table for Shortlands below.

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

In Shortlands, is there a lot of green space?

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if Shortlands offers space for strolls or picnics.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Brook Green Brook Green, London 4.4 369
Furnivall Gardens Furnivall Gardens, 52a Rutland Grove, London 4.5 949
Saint Paul’s Green 27 King Street, London 4.5 80
St Paul’s Gardens London 4.7 7
Lily Close Green 37 Lily Close, London N/A N/A
Frank Banfield Park 1-15 Distillery Road, London 4.3 261
Dementia Garden Education Centre, London 1 1
Marcus Garvey Park 29 North End Road, London 3.9 117
Gwendwr Gardens Open Space 45 Talgarth Road, London 3 1
Springvale Terrace 22 Springvale Terrace, London N/A N/A
Gwendwr Gardens Gwendwr Road, London 4.5 49
This garden Thames Path, London 5 3
Kensington Dog park West Kensington, London 3.3 9
Loris Community Gardens Loris Road, London 4.4 5
Bayonne Park Hammersmith, London 4.2 5
Russell Road Kitchen Garden Club Kensington, London 3 1
Bayonne Park Hammersmith N/A N/A
Loris Community Garden Hammersmith N/A N/A
Metropolitan Open Land London N/A N/A

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of Shortlands

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

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Hammersmith Fitness and Squash Centre Chalk Hill Road, London 4.3 175
Charing Cross Sports Club Aspenlea Road, London 4.3 175
Yoga Instructor London Chalk Hill Road, London 4.3 1
Fitness First 26-28 Hammersmith Grove, London 4.3 516
Better Gym 8DW, Chalk Hill Road, London 4.3 72
Healthy Mums West London 109 B Yeldham Road, London 4.3 1
Surge Fitness Hammersmith 232 Shepherds Bush Road, London 4.3 47
PureGym London Hammersmith Palais 242 Shepherds Bush Road, London 4.3 744
Boom Cycle – Hammersmith 10 Hammersmith Grove, London 4.3 62
FRAME Hammersmith Hammersmith, Unit 17, Livat, King Street, London 4.3 66
Mina Stephens Pilates Queen’s Club, Palliser Road, London 4.3 6
LOVE BASKETBALL ACADEMY 18 Iffley Road, London 4.3 1
State of Mind Fitness Galena Arches, 82 Galena Road, London 4.3 25
Pilates by Helena 13 Larnach Road, London 4.3 37
Wing Chun Kung Fu Hammersmith 7 Bradmore Park Road, London 4.3 11
K A F I T • G L O B A L 166 Hammersmith Road, London 4.3 90
Fly-Fit Aerialand, Galena house, 8-30 Galena Road, London 4.3 11
GO Mammoth Westside School, 8-30 Galena Road, London 4.3 1
Lumi Power Yoga 121 King Street, London 4.3 69
Roger Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy HQ Ground Floor, Glen House, 22-24 Glenthorne Road, London 4.3 143

Are the restaurants in Shortlands any good?

Shortlands is able to produce a large amount of different cuisines if you are looking. Take a look at the table below to find the most popular places to eat if you are a resident of Shortlands.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Gate Hammersmith 51 Queen Caroline Street, London 4.3 838
The Hand & Flower, Olympia 1 Hammersmith Road, London 4.3 1424
Riverside Studios 101 Queen Caroline Street, London 4.3 1364
The River Café Thames Wharf, Rainville Road, London 4.3 1594
The Queen’s Head, Hammersmith 13 Brook Green, London 4.3 1554
The Latymers, Hammersmith 157 Hammersmith Road, London 4.3 1294
The Albion 121 Hammersmith Road, London 4.3 426
The Popeseye Steak House 108 Blythe Road, London 4.3 182
Biddy Mulligan’s Olympia 43 Blythe Road, London 4.3 555
The Bird in Hand 88 Masbro Road, Brook Green, London 4.3 613
The Blue Anchor 13 Lower Mall, London 4.3 1960
Miran Masala (Indian/Punjabi/Pakistani/Desi) Kensington Olympia 3 Hammersmith Road, olympia 4.3 483
The Havelock Tavern 57 Masbro Road, London 4.3 592
The Pear Tree 14 Margravine Road, London 4.3 437
The Dartmouth Castle 26 Glenthorne Road, London 4.3 553
The William Morris – JD Wetherspoon 2-4 King Street, London 4.3 4008
Domino’s Pizza – London – West Kensington 13, To, 15 North End Parade, London 4.3 223
Rutland Arms 15 Lower Mall, London 4.3 1284
The Cumberland Arms 29 North End Road, London 4.3 680
Mimino Georgian Restaurant Olympia, 44 Blythe Road, London 4.3 212

How’s the local life around Shortlands

There are always activities happening in lively Shortlands. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Shortlands 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 Shortlands snapshot.

What areas are nearby?

Comment below your thoughts about Shortlands

We would love to hear what people like you think of Shortlands. Not only your experience there is valuable to us to understand what makes this area desirable but it might also help people moving into the area feel welcome and feel part of the Shortlands ‘s community.

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You are not 100% sure that you want to move in Shortlands? 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
Chipstead See the guide here
Barnes See the guide here
Fulham See the guide here
Castelnau See the guide here
West Brompton See the guide here
Chelsea See the guide here
Chiswick See the guide here
West Kensington See the guide here
Earl’s Court See the guide here
Hammersmith See the guide here
Turnham Green See the guide here
South Kensington See the guide here
Kensington See the guide here
Holland Park See the guide here
Shepherds Bush See the guide here
White City See the guide here
East Acton See the guide here
Bayswater See the guide here
Notting Hill See the guide here
Sarratt See the guide here
Chipstead See the guide here
Barnes See the guide here
Fulham See the guide here
Castelnau See the guide here
West Brompton See the guide here
Chelsea See the guide here
Chiswick See the guide here
West Kensington See the guide here
Earl’s Court See the guide here
Hammersmith See the guide here
Turnham Green See the guide here
South Kensington See the guide here
Kensington See the guide here
Holland Park See the guide here
Shepherds Bush See the guide here
White City See the guide here
East Acton See the guide here
Bayswater See the guide here
Notting Hill 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
BR2 See our property price guide for BR2

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