Bexleyheath has all the shops and amenities a major district centre needs along with some quirky extras! Visitors will enjoy access to all the most popular high street brands along with a good selection of restaurants, pubs and bars.
Visitors come to Bexleyheath for a varied number of reasons and (according to recent surveys) most visitors are satisfied or very satisfied with Bexleyheath’s offer. Businesses in Bexleyheath reported that they are pleased with the loyal customer base, public transportation and business networks. Bexleyheath currently has a vacancy rate of 14.3%, (2016) and an average weekly footfall of 23,010 (September 2016).
As the main town centre in the borough, Bexleyheath benefits from excellent transport connections to the rest of the borough, London and Kent. With a train station a short walk from the town centre, a variety of local buses and hundreds of parking spaces, Bexleyheath has all modes of transport covered. Use the widget below to find out how to get here! Local bus maps are available for the town centre or station.
Bexleyheath is easily accessible by road and only a short drive from the A2 (1 mile) and the M25 (6 miles). Once you arrive you will find ample parking spaces for the whole day or a quick stop off.
Bexleyheath has seen an increase in people living nearer to the town centre in recent years. There is a good mix of terraced housing and smaller flats on new developments available. Located in close proximity to a range of good schools, it is popular with families, while local professionals take advantage of the excellent transport links.
Average weekly rental prices are well below the London median, further detail available here.
There are plenty of other activities for those visitors not in need of ‘retail therapy’! Bexleyheath has a great leisure offer with lots of bars and restaurants as well as a bowling alley, cinema and bingo hall.
THE RED HOUSE
For history and art fans, The Red House is close to the town centre and is the only house commissioned, created and lived in by William Morris, the founder of the Arts & craft movement.
Also a short walk from the town centre is Hall Place, a "stunning Tudor house" with excellent, well kept, gardens and tropical glasshouses, wildlife reserves and a sports centre in the grounds. There's also a tearoom and a restaurant set in a magnificent Tudor barn.
CROOK LOG LEISURE CENTRE
Just a short walk from the High Street, Crook Log Leisure Centre offers a range of fitness classes, a 150 station gym and a large swimming pool, complete with steam and sauna. Whether it’s for a full body workout or leisurely dip in the pool, there’s something for everyone! Visit the website for prices, class times and more information.
BEXLEYHEATH CENTRAL LIBRARY
Bexleyheath Central Library has plenty to do for local bookworms. They have a large collection of books, CDs and DVDs and is also home to the Local Studies and Archives centre which is bursting full of many fascinating local history texts and artefacts. There are also regular reading groups and sessions for children.
Bexleyheath Business Partnership
The Bexleyheath Business Partnership (BBP) brings together businesses, the Council, Police and other local organisations who are committed to making Bexleyheath a more prosperous town centre. The Partnership has established a Business Improvement District (BID) for Bexleyheath town centre which works to improve the perception and image of the town, improve accessibility and transport, and ensure it is clean, attractive, safe and secure. This provides a better experience for visitors, customers and employees.
Hiring the Bexleyheath pedestrianised area
The pedestrian area in Bexleyheath town centre includes space for a number of trading pitches and can be used for a number of other activities including entertainment.
For more information please contact the Bexleyheath Town Centre Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8304 0775 or c/o Marks and Spencer, 55 Broadway, Bexleyheath DA6 7JN.