Borough of Bexley
Blackfen is located in the London Borough of Bexley and is bordered by Bexley, Eltham, Sidcup, and Welling. There are many green spaces and parks which mainly focus around the River Shuttle which flows through Blackfen.
Did you know?
- The name Blackfen originally referred to the black, marshy area on which Blackfen used to sit, and the motto is In Ramos Speramus.
- Blackfen had two ancient Farms, Black Fenn Farm and Days Lane Farm, which date back to the 1600s, and supplied produce to the surrounding areas
Look out for
The River Shuttle – This river flows eastwards through Blackfen
Danson Park – A large Grade 2 listed park, with a lake, boathouse, tennis courts, manor house, and playground. The park also has the historic ‘The Charter Oak’ which is an oak tree over 200 years old in the centre of Mid Park
Blackfen Road has many shops including a Tesco Express, Ring O Roses, Harris’s, and Casey's Schoolwear. The Oval has many restaurants and shops located around an attractive green.
El Iberico – A popular quaint Spanish tapas restaurant
Meze Lounge Sidcup – Traditional Turkish restaurant serving separate Lunch and Dinner menus
Pride of India – Indian restaurant located on the Oval, popular for eating in and for takeaways
The Oval Brasserie – Indian and Bangladeshi food served in a modern restaurant
The George Staples – A great pub to watch the sports on one of their multiple televisions. This pub was previously The Woodman built in 1845 by George Staples
The Jolly Fenman – A historic pub dating from 1957, serving a great range of food and drinks deals
Broken Drum – A micro-pub serving a rotating menu of real ales straight from the casks
Following the sale of Danson Estate in 1922, a major housing boom occurred in the area meaning that most of the housing stock in the area is from the 1930s. Current sought after areas include Days Lane, Blackfen Road, and Sherwood Park.
Bexley to London Cannon Street in 40 minutes
Bexley to London Charing Cross in 31 minutes
Eltham to London Cannon Street in 28 minutes
Eltham to London London Bridge in 19 minutes
Eltham to London Victoria in 34 minutes
Sidcup to London Cannon Street in 34 minutes
Sidcup to London Charing Cross in 27 minutes
Welling to London Cannon Street in 35 minutes
Welling to London Charing Cross in 37 minutes
Welling to London Victoria in 40 minutes
Bus routes that serve the area include go to surrounding areas including Woolwich, North Greenwich, and New Eltham.