A local guide to move in Swanley

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Swanley is a town and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, England, 16 miles (26 km) southeast of central London, adjacent to the Greater London boundary and within the M25 motorway periphery. The population at the 2021 census was 17,826. “

What to do in the area of Swanley

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

The amenities you might need in Swanley

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

Post offices in and around the area of Swanley

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. Swanley 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
Royal Mail London Road, Swanley 3.8 5
Swanley Post Office London Road, Swanley 3 24

What schools are in the area of Swanley?

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

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Orchards Academy Saint Mary’s Road, Swanley 3 27
Westview playgroup Downsview primary school, Westview Playgroup, Beech Avenue, Swanley 4.7 3
Bright Sparks Pre School The Child Centre, Sycamore Drive, Swanley 5 2
Swanley Kindergarten Kingswood Avenue, Swanley 3.9 8
The Montessori Group Preschool Swanley N/A N/A
High Firs County Primary School 46 Court Crescent, Swanley 4.5 2
Oaks Day Nursery The Willows, Hilda May Avenue, Swanley N/A N/A
St Bartholomew’s Catholic Primary School Sycamore Drive, Swanley 4.1 7
St Marys C Of E (Voluntary Aided) Primary School Saint Mary’s Road, BR8 3.8 6
UK Permanent Makeup Experts Clinic & Academy 12A High Street, Swanley 4.9 109
Neil Biddle Tennis (Swanley) Saint Mary’s Road, Swanley 5 3
Horizon Primary Academy Hilda May Avenue, Swanley 4.2 5
The Willows Hilda May Avenue, Swanley N/A N/A
Five Wents Preschool Five Wents Memorial Hall, Swanley Lane, Swanley N/A N/A

Medical institutions in Swanley

We weren’t able to locate medical institutions or stores in this neighbourhood. Let us know in the comments if we are wrong so we can add them to our list.


Tube & Train stations nearby Swanley

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

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Swanley Swanley 3.6 42

In Swanley, what are some things we love?

What makes the heart of Swanley? 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 Swanley to help you decide to move in there.

In Swanley, is there a lot of green space?

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

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

Museums & Galleries

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 Swanley, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. These venues offer delightful experiences, especially on weekends.

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

Are there any good pubs in Swanley?

As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. Swanley 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.

We have not found any great pubs in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local pub. We’ll amend this page. Would be a shame not to let people know what is your hidden gem!

What supermarkets are there?

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

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

Gyms to stay in shape in Swanley

While working from home has increased, so has the frequentation of gyms to help keep in shape. With companies like Better or Pure Gym and others, Swanley might help you stay in shape. A great feature to have nearby.

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

Swanley 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
Superfry Superfry Fish Bar, 5 High Street, Swanley 4.3 117
Domino’s Pizza – Swanley 15 High Street, Swanley 4.3 89
Swanley Bakery 14 High Street, Swanley 4.3 175
Subway Ground Floor, 42 Swanley Shopping Center, Swanley 4.3 91
KFC Swanley – Swanley Centre Centre, 52 Nightingale Way, Swanley 4.3 288
The Clove Tandoori 3 Station Road, Swanley 4.3 112
Lullingstone Castle 2 High Street, Swanley 4.3 320
Magic Wok 7 Station Road, Swanley 4.3 88
The Pizza Spot 1A High Street, Swanley 4.3 25
Morley’s 3 High Street, Swanley 4.3 44
Thai Emperor Restaurant & Takeaway 7 High Street, Swanley 4.3 188
Namaste Swanley! 9 High Street, Swanley 4.3 172
Sushi Daily Swanley Sol London Road, Swanley 4.3 N/A
Blue Harbour Fish Restaurant Swanley 10b, Swanley Shopping Centre, Swanley 4.3 232
Tip Top Cafe 25 Station Road, Swanley 4.3 189
Swanley Charcoal Grill 37 Station Road, Swanley 4.3 189
Motties 34 Swanley Lane, Swanley 4.3 51
Shishly Meze & Grill 51, centre, Swanley 4.3 125
The NoypiChef 42 Oakleigh Close, Swanley 4.3 1
Metro’s Swanley 35 Azalea Drive, Swanley 4.3 13

Other areas nearby

If you are not completely sure that you want to move the area check out our other guides about cities in the nearby vicinity

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
St Mary Cray See the guide here
St Mary Cray See the guide here

Looking for a detailed analysis of the property market? Check out our analysis at a postcode level here.

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We value your opinion about the area of Swanley

It would be great to hear what you think about Swanley. 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 Swanley below. Please leave some feedback if you have a moment

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