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Beckenham and surrounding areas Area Guide

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Mr Simms

Mr Simms

Old fashioned sweets and American candy in abundance!

Kelsey Park

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.

Fee & Brown

Fee & Brown

There is truly only one place to go in Beckenham. That's Fee & Brown for coffee, coffee, coffee!

Coppers

Coppers

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!

Love 'A' Slice

Love 'A' Slice

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

Deli Nene

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.

Sapore Vero

Sapore Vero

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

Kelsey House

Kelsey House

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

Alexandra Nurseries

Alexandra Nurseries

Fantastic independent café, home and garden centre.

The Portland Arms

The Portland Arms

Really good selection of beers/ales and some good wine... Chicken burger is great, too.

Charter Market

Charter Market

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

Mascots Sports Bar

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.

South Norwood Lake and Grounds

South Norwood Lake and Grounds

Feeding the ducks on South Norwood Lake is a great way to escape city life.

Brown & Green Cafe

Brown & Green Cafe

This charming cafe sells delicious cakes and fried breakfasts. It's a great spot to visit on a lazy Sunday afternoon or after a jog around Mayow Park!

Bridge House Theatre

Bridge House Theatre

West End-quality performances at outer London prices.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Beckenham, Elmers End, Sydenham, Shortlands, Bromley, Downham, West Wickham, Crystal Palace, Upper Sydenham and Catford

"Beckenham's past and present famous residents include David Bowie, Enid Blyton and Julie Andrews."

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Child-friendly activities near Beckenham and surrounding areas

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.

Happy Mondays - Parent Baby & Toddler Group

Beckenham Methodist Church
HAPPY MONDAYS is the NCT run playgroup open to all and is held every MONDAY 10.00 - 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! 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 10.00 - 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! 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

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

Crafty Cooks

Braziliana Cafe
A love of cooking and an ability to do so is an important skill that every child should have. Children from as young as 24 months are taught how to cook a whole range of delicious, nutritious dishes. They will cook both sweet and savoury, from beetroot cakes to mini quiches with a spattering of chocolate in the middle! The lovely Heather runs Crafty Cooks South London. She runs regular classes and holiday clubs and really enjoys meeting lots of little Crafty Cooks! Website

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