Introduction into the area & a little history
Beckenham is a suburban town within the London Borough of Bromley. It lies north west of Bromley and is located 8.4 miles (13.5 km) south east of Charing Cross. Until the coming of the railway in 1857, Beckenham was a small village in the county of Kent with almost completely rural surroundings: once a family of entrepreneurs began the building of villas here, its population soared from 2000 to 26,000 during 1850–1900 and throughout the rest of the twentieth century.
Its relatively close proximity to Central London, and the fact that it is served by nine railway stations (Beckenham Junction, Clock House, Birkbeck, New Beckenham, Ravensbourne, Kent House, Elmers End, Eden Park and Beckenham Hill), Beckenham makes an ideal commuters location.
Whats the attraction?
Beckenham offers a diverse range of architecture and homes, including a large stock of Victorian properties of all sizes. There are both purpose-built and Victorian conversion flats, three- and four-bedroom terrace and semi-detached houses, along with larger Thirties houses.
Average property price in Beckenham is £524,384; 17% below the London Average of £601,775 (Land Registry)
Average asking price for rentals is £1426 pcm (Zoopla source 2017)
Best Roads and Areas
Beckenham’s most exclusive roads include Beckenham Place Park, a semi-private development backing on to the golf course; Langley Park, a private gated development built by Laing Homes between 1998 and 2004,and Park Langley, where big detached houses were built from the Edwardian era onwards.
Travel and stations
It is served by nine railway stations:
Up and coming:
Elmers End where there are smaller, more affordable houses. The area is seeing a transformation with several smart restaurants, while some run-down shops are being turned into homes.