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


Other Transport

Bus routes that serve the area include go to surrounding areas including Woolwich, North Greenwich, and New Eltham.


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