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Sidcup sits in the London borough of Bexley, 11.3 miles from Charring Cross. There is a mélange of properties in Sidcup, namely an abundance of Victorian and Edwardian substantial homes, as well as a number of 1930’s semi-detached and detached properties. There are historic homes in the area too, including Hall Place a grade I listed Tudor building. Sidcup has a very, longstanding community, with many residents staying there for generation after generation.

Christchurch conservation area is highly desirable; many of the families in Sidcup aspire to live in one of the beautiful Victorian and Edwardian houses here. The Old Forge Way is a conservation area and is home to some pretty Arts and Crafts style cottages.

The Harland Avenue area of Sidcup is up and coming, this is a popular area with middle class families who like raising their families on the outskirts of the city, whilst been close enough to commute. Many of the properties here benefit from large gardens; the rental market is relatively small in comparison to the buyers market, the area was once home to extravagant estates.

Standard of Living in Sidcup

Sidcup is sought after mainly due to the fantastic schooling in the area, both primary and secondary. There are excellent connections to the city. It is also home to a leisure centre, theatres, dance colleges, a hospital and many independent shops. Foots Cray Meadows is 250 acres of open space, where one can go of a weekend to enjoy the outdoors. There is a modern library in Sidcup, as well as a range of restaurants and cafes. It is blessed with some beautiful historic houses to explore such as Danson House in nearby Bexleyheath and Hall Park in Sidcup; both of these homes have beautiful parks.

Other Living necessities in Sidcup

Sidcup and the surrounding area is home to some highly regarded grammar schools such as Chislehurst and Sidcup, Townley, Bexley and Beth’s Grammar schools. There are three preparatory schools including Benedict House, Merton Court and West Lodge for children up to eleven years of age. Primary schools that have achieved ‘outstanding’ are Bursted Wood, Chatsworth Infant School and Birteck.

The secondary schools Beavenwood School for Girls, Blackfen School for girls, Cleeve Park School, Farringtons School, Hurstmere School, Riverside School and Marlborough School are located here. With regard to colleges there is Bexley College, Bromley College, Greenwich Community College and Hadlow College. Sidcup is also home to Queen Mary’s Hospital.

Bexleyheath shopping centre and Bluewater shopping centre are located here, as are the supermarkets Morrison’s and Waitrose; the high street isn’t what it once was but there are still a variety of shops. There are a number of leisure centres including The Crook Hog Leisure Centre and Sidcup Leisure Centre, which are both home to swimming pools and David Lloyd has a private swimming pool. 

Places to visit near Sidcup

Danson House is in Bexleyheath, a striking Palladian mansion it was restored and reopened in 2005 after standing empty for 35 years. The Red House in Bexleyheath is also a notable Arts and Crafts property; built for William Morris it is now a property of the National Trust. Willersley Park, Danson Park and the River Shuttle all are in close vicinity and offer activities for children to enjoy throughout the year.

Sidcup Council Tax

Sidcup is in the borough of Bexley, for up to date council charges for the area please follow the link below: