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A locals' guide to BR4

"Crease Park is a fantastic local, green open space in Beckenham..."

Dominic Butler

"Beckenham has many handsome period homes that are perfect for families"

Dominic Butler

"There are some great new developments springing up in Beckenham"

Ashley Whitehouse

What is your favourite place?

Where do BR4 locals go?

Shirley Windmill

Guided tours and a visitor centre explaining the milling process, it's a great day out for the family.

Kelsey Park

Although not the biggest park around, Kelsey Park is a peaceful, leafy spot with a large pond and a cafe. A great place to bring the kids, where they can run around the playground.

Shirley Hills Viewpoint

This viewpoint in the Addington Hills provides breathtaking views of all of London. Make sure you visit on a clear day!

South Norwood Country Park

Like having the countryside on your doorstep, it is a great place for a bike ride or a dog walk.

Love 'A' Slice

Cheesecakes, cream cakes and milkshakes - heaven for those with a sweet tooth!

Kelsey House

One of my favourite spots in Beckenham! A bar and restaurant with rustic, trendy interiors.

Mr Simms

Old fashioned sweets and American candy in abundance!

Coppers Restaurant

Coppers is a beautiful restaurant in an old police station. The food here is lovely and the afternoon tea with prosecco is a real treat!

Sapore Vero

Lovely little Italian restaurant with wood fire cooked pizzas! Also accept Tastecards in the week, which is a great bargain!

The Gold Coast

Serving the best food from the motherland, Ghana! The jollof rice served with domedo (seasoned and spiced pork) is to die for... It reminds me of mummy's cooking!

Church House Gardens

Beautiful gardens that form a magical setting for outdoor performances on the open-air stage and in the amphitheatre.

Deli Nene

If you're looking for a tasty white hot chocolate whilst you get lost in a good book, a £5 English breakfast to cure your ills from the night before, a place to take the kids whilst you catch up with friends and loved ones, or a great daytime into nighttime date location, then Deli Nene is the place to go.

Bare Necessities

An accessories shop on Regents Walk inside the Intu centre. It has every type of hair accessory you could need and lovely jewellery too!

Churchill Theatre

Lots of great shows throughout the year, including plays and world-famous music artists.

Charter Market

Fresh fruit and veg, as well as some other great bargains!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of West Wickham, Shirley Oaks, Shortlands, Elmers End, Beckenham, Bromley, Bickley, Croydon, Sundridge Park and South Croydon

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"Built in 1928 and now Grade II listed, the "Chinese Garage" in Beckenham was originally a petrol station and is an unusual landmark owing to its Japanese pagoda design."

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NCT Bumps & Babies

St Marks Church Hall
Bumps and Babies provides expectant and new parents with a relaxing and informal get-together. It is a great place to make new friends share your experiences with people going through the same things have a reason to get out of the house if everything seems too much or overwhelming or if you just need to socialise with people in your local area. St Marks Church Hall Braemar Gardens West BR4 0JN Fridays 10.00am-12.00pm (during term time) Website

Happy Mondays - Parent Baby & Toddler Group

Beckenham Methodist Church
HAPPY MONDAYS is the NCT run playgroup open to all and is held every MONDAY 10 - 11.30am during term time. Tea coffee and biscuits for adults and squash water and snacks for the younger ones are available donations welcome. Singsong at the end! £1.00 for under 1s; £1.30 for over 1s. Maximum of £2.30 per family or child minder. There is always something going on so do drop in we look forward to meeting you. Website

NCT Happy Mondays - Parent Baby & Toddler Group

Beckenham Methodist Church
HAPPY MONDAYS is the NCT run playgroup open to all and is held every MONDAY 10 - 11.30am during term time. Tea coffee and biscuits for adults and squash water and snacks for the younger ones are available donations welcome. Singsong at the end! £1.00 for under 1s Website

Crafts Bee Craft Classes

Odeon Cinema
Crafts Bee offers a variety of craft classes including jewellery making Sewing silk Painting Cake Decorating Stained Glass Flower Arranging Knitting & Crochet Card making Quilting Gift Vouchers and Children's Craft Parties.

NCT Bumps & Babies in Beckenham

Deli Nene
Every Thursday during term times 3pm at Deli Nene Beckenham. An informal drop in for new and expectant mums. No need to book - just turn up for a nice coffee and chat! There's also a lovely secure play area full of toys for the little ones and an outside area for warmer days. Website

Indelible Studios Ballet & Street

Indelible Studios, Citygate Church
Fun, inspiring dance classes for children aged 18mths - 16 years. Classes are open to all abilities. You don't need to be an expert dancer, just willing to have a go and have fun learning. Great way to develop fitness. Website

The Playrooms

Studio 74 - The Hall
A home-from-home ambiance, a place where you can relax knowing your little ones are within sight having fun. Kids play center, including: Under 5's Soft Play, Ball Pool, Classes for Little Ones, Arts & crafts, Classes for Grown Ups, Mini Cinema, Baby Disco, Fresh Food, Yummy Coffee, Free WiFi, Free Parking, Creche and After School Club. Website
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