Live the Beckenham life
A real sweet spot in terms of space, value and location, Beckenham can tick a large number of boxes when it comes to buying a new home in London. And thanks to great offers such as the Government’s London Help to Buy scheme, doing so could be much more affordable than you think.
Things to see and do in Beckenham
The town is surrounded by natural environments and open spaces, with the sprawling Beckenham Place Park a shining example of this. It has walking trails through fields and ancient woodland, as well as historic buildings, a cafe, barbecue area and adventure playground. There’s even a beautiful swimming lake, perfect for those sunny summer days.
With an array of other smaller local parks, recreation grounds and sports fields in and around town, the Bowie Bandstand and Bethlem Museum of the Mind are further features of the area. Soak up the atmosphere of Beckenham Green, take your dog or kids to Cator Park for the afternoon and head south to explore miles of open countryside dotted with pretty golf courses.
There are some excellent schools in town which you’ll be more than happy to send your kids to. They include Harris Primary Academy Beckenham on Manor Way, which is rated as outstanding by Ofsted. Likewise Clare House Primary on Overbury Avenue.
Children can continue their education at the outstanding Harris Academy Beckenham mixed secondary. If you’d like your girls to attend a single-sex school, then Harris Girls Academy Bromley is also ranked as outstanding.
Beckenham transport links
Beckenham enjoys lots of space and you can feel like you’re in the countryside close to home, but the town retains excellent transport links to Central London. You can catch Southeastern trains from Beckenham Junction station which take just 25 minutes to Victoria, while there are plenty of bus routes which serve the local area too.
The Beckenham property scene
Beckenham is popular with young couples, families and those looking for some extra space both at home and in the local area. The property scene is pleasantly diverse, with everything from Victorian and Edwardian detached homes to period semis and terraces and Twenties and Thirties detached and semis. There are also plenty of flats near the town centre.
Property prices are lower than the London average, adding to the area’s appeal. Whether Beckenham is for you or you’re open to other spots such as Wallington where you’ll find modern apartments along Hackbridge Road, don’t miss offers such as our Movemaker scheme, designed to save you money with your property purchase.