A locals' guide to West Wickham
"Crease Park is a fantastic local, green open space in Beckenham..."Ryan Ninnis
"Beckenham has many handsome period homes that are perfect for families"Ryan Ninnis
"There are some great new developments springing up in Beckenham"Ashley Whitehouse
Where do West Wickham locals go?
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.
Submitted by Dan
Guided tours and a visitor centre explaining the milling process, it's a great day out for the family.
Submitted by Alexandra
One of my favourite spots in Beckenham! A bar and restaurant with rustic, trendy interiors.
Submitted by Priscilla
Love 'A' Slice
Cheesecakes, cream cakes and milkshakes - heaven for those with a sweet tooth!
Submitted by Alexandra
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!
Submitted by Bethany
Lovely little Italian restaurant with wood fire cooked pizzas! Also accept Tastecards in the week, which is a great bargain!
Submitted by Chloe
Church House Gardens
Beautiful gardens that form a magical setting for outdoor performances on the open-air stage and in the amphitheatre.
Submitted by Matthew
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.
Submitted by Connie
Fee & Brown
There is truly only one place to go in Beckenham. That's Fee & Brown for coffee, coffee, coffee!
Submitted by James
Lots of great shows throughout the year, including plays and world-famous music artists.
Submitted by Tanya
An accessories shop on Regents Walk inside the Intu centre. It has every type of hair accessory you could need and lovely jewellery too!
Submitted by Tanya
South Norwood Country Park
Like having the countryside on your doorstep, it is a great place for a bike ride or a dog walk.
Submitted by Jon
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.
Submitted by Ryan
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Did you know?
"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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Child-friendly activities near West Wickham
NCT Bumps & BabiesSt 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 GroupBeckenham 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 GroupBeckenham 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 ClassesOdeon 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 BeckenhamDeli 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 & StreetIndelible 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 PlayroomsStudio 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
About West Wickham
West Wickham is an area of South East London, within the London Borough of Bromley. It borders the London Borough of Croydon. It lies east of Croydon and south west of Bromley. It is 10.3 miles (16.6 km) south east of Charing Cross. West Wickham history dates back to early settlements existing since 1068, although the name 'Wickham' is an indication of an earlier Anglo-Saxon settlement. The town also lies on the line of a Roman road, the London to Lewes Way. The Prime Meridian passes through West Wickham. There are several parks, West Wickham playing fields (McAndrews), Wickham Park and Blakes Recreation ground.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Shirley Oaks
- Elmers End
- Sundridge Park
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