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Chislehurst Area Guide

Chislehurst Area Guide

Known as one of London’s greenest suburbs, Chislehurst is just 10 miles from the heart of the capital – making it the perfect place for those looking for the peace and quiet of the countryside, within easy reach of the hustle and bustle of Central London.

A suburb of south east London, Chislehurst sits in the London Borough of Bromley, close to Bromley, Sidcup, and areas of Kent. The largely residential area is popular amongst families and commuters alike thanks to its village atmosphere, ample green spaces, and excellent transport links.

Schools in Chislehurst

Popular amongst families, Chislehurst is home to several high performing schools for children of all ages, including Chislehurst School for Girls, Saint Nicholas Church of England Primary School, Edgebury Primary School, Coopers School, Bullers Wood School, Farringtons, and Mead Road Infant School.

Getting around in Chislehurst

Located in Zone 5, Chislehurst has superb transport links, making it popular amongst commuters. Trains run from Chislehurst Station to Charing Cross every half an hour, reaching London Bridge in around 20 minutes.

Although Chislehurst is not on the tube, it is well-served by local busses and has good links to key roads such as the M25. Gatwick Airport is also close by.

Things to do in Chislehurst

Chislehurst has plenty of open, outdoor spaces to explore, including ponds, parks, and commons. There are numerous community events held on the commons all year round. Chislehurst Caves are another popular attraction. The man-made caves span 22 miles and can be explored via a guided tour.

Alongside its outdoor spaces, Chislehurst also has a great selection of shops and amenities. The Royal Parade offers galleries, boutiques, and restaurants, while the high street is home to local stores, as well as several pubs.

Chislehurst Library remains a central part of the community, while the Chislehurst and West Kent Cricket Club plays host to the area’s sporting action.

Property in Chislehurst

As Chislehurst is such a desirable location, property here is amongst the most expensive in South London.

Chislehurst offers a broad range of properties, including everything from Victorian and Edwardian properties through to Arts and Crafts houses, large, contemporary mansions, and spacious new builds.

The area doesn’t have a huge rental market, but there are a number of rental properties to be found. The average property price in Chislehurst is £653,533, with the majority of sales being detached properties.

If you’re looking to rent a property, one-bedroom apartments will typically cost around £1,400 per month or two-bedroom properties reach around £1,650 per month. For larger homes with three or more bedrooms, you can expect to pay anything between £1,800 and £4,000 per month.

Estate Agents in Chislehurst

Proudly serving Chislehurst and the surrounding area since 2004, David James offers a professional service, with a real emphasis on providing a warm, friendly, and personal experience.

If you’re looking to buy, rent, or sell a property in Chislehurst, we can help. To find out more, please get in touch. 

Photo credit - Royal Parade and Chislehurst village sign - cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Ian Capper - geograph.org.uk/p/1715929

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