Sidcup - Local Information

Sidcup is fast becoming a hub for popular high street chains as well as an exciting place to open a small business. For visitors there is always something going on, and plenty of cafés and bars to relax and unwind in. Click the links below to find out more: 

Business

Visitors to Sidcup are very pleased with the recent improvements to the street scene, range of shops, restaurants and services on the high street. Once underused and failing, the high street is now thriving and new businesses are opening. Sidcup businesses have enjoyed an increase in turnover in recent years and with more people than ever visiting the high street, it’s the perfect time to start a business there!

The relationships built during the In Store for Sidcup project are supporting the shared local aspirations and helping to promote transparency and instill confidence and communal benefits. The increased level of engagement and rise in footfall adds a new appeal to prospective investors in the area.

Sidcup currently has a vacancy rate of 6%, (2016) and an average weekly footfall of 8,690 (September 2016).

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Transport

It’s quick and easy to get to Sidcup from central London with direct trains from London Bridge. Trains take 20-25 mins and run several times an hour. Use the widget to the right to find out how to get here! Sidcup high street is well served by local buses which run from the town centre to other parts of Bexley as well as Lewisham, Woolwich and Bromley. See local bus map for more information. 

There is low cost parking available at the three main car parks in the town centre (Grassington Road car park, Main Road car park and Sidcup Place car park). Alternatively, if you’re just popping to the shops – why not use one of the short stay bays on street? Click here to view our Sidcup Parking information leaflet

Housing

Home values in Sidcup

Prospective residents are spoilt for choice in Sidcup – families will benefit from short walks to local schools and for young professionals and couples there are plenty of smaller flats available, including homes at 'The Fold'.  

Average weekly rental prices are well below the London median, further detail available here

Schools

Sidcup is home to Sidcup and Chislehurst Grammar, as well as Hurstmere School for Boys, and Chislehurst School for Girls is nearby. There are also several high performing primary schools locally. 

There is also extensive provision for further and higher education in Sidcup with two of the country's most renowned dance colleges – Bird College and Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance.

Lifestyle

Sidcup has a lively lifetime economy with restaurants and bars to suit every taste – why not sample some award winning curry at Maharani or mix it up with a margarita at Sidcup’s own Tex Mex restaurant – El Bandito. 

Sidcup Arts Club

The Arts Club is a small, well established and very friendly. They meet weekly on Thursday and enjoy trips and outings in the summer as well as special events and exhibitions throughout the year. 

Library events

With so many activities for different tastes there is never a dull day at Sidcup Library! There are weekly Scrabble and ‘Stitch and Sew’ groups as well as regular reading groups and computer club.