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A locals' guide to Shortlands

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

Ashley Whitehouse

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

Dominic Butler

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

Dominic Butler

What is your favourite place?

Where do Shortlands locals go?

Church House Gardens

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


A superb Turkish restaurant in the centre of Bromley. The meze platters are the best!

Sofa Bar & Kitchen

Lots of comfy cushions and great snacks in this Bromley restaurant.

Mascots Sports Bar

Massive portions and a number of food challenges - not for the faint hearted! You can sit in your own private booth with a TV and chow down on fiery chicken wings.

Charter Market

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

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.


As well as cakes and lunch items, Brodies main selling point is their milkshakes that they make out of any chocolate of your choice...

Market Parade

A fantastic local fish and chip shop selling an authentic British culinary experience.

ASK Italian

Great pastas and wood-fired pizzas, you can always find voucher codes for this Italian chain.


Great Mexican burritos in what was once a post office.

Bromley Civic Centre

Built in 1775, The Old Palace is a beautiful venue with immaculate grounds that is perfect for weddings.


A great mix of Italian and Mediterranean cuisines, cheap prices and fantastic service!

Bar du Vin

Karaoke, members' club and late nights at the weekend, Bar du Vin is Bromley's only wine bar.

Railway Tavern

Home to the best bangers 'n' mash and one of the hardest pub quizzes, this pub offers a wide range of Indian pale ales. It's a stones throw from Bromley North Station, so it's perfect for commuters who fancy a pint after work.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Bromley, Beckenham, Sundridge Park, West Wickham, Downham, Bickley, Elmers End, Shirley Oaks, Sydenham and Chislehurst

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"Author of 'The Invisible Man' and 'The War of the Worlds', H. G. Wells was born in Bromley in September 1866."

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Child-friendly activities near Shortlands

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

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

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.

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

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

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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