Borough of Bromley
Chislehurst is in the London Borough of Bromley in South East London. It is bordered by Bromley and Sidcup. It is a popular area and attracts people due to the excellent schools, both Primary and Secondary, and convenient transport links into the centre of London.
Did you know?
- Chislehurst gets its name from the old Saxon words ‘cisel’ which means gravel and ‘hyrst’ which means a wooded hill.
- Chislehurst cave has very ancient origins and an extremely interesting history. It was used as a bomb shelter during WW2 and was used so much that there was a chapel built in there. A child was also born in the caves during one air raid and was called ‘Cavena’.
- Napoleon III, Emperor of France, died in exile in Chislehurst in 1850.
Look out for
Chislehurst Caves – These caves are a popular tourist attraction, in addition to being used as a bomb shelter in WW2, it has also held many concerts by David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Status Quo and The Rolling Stones.
Chislehurst & Sundridge Park golf clubs – Popular championship golf clubs in the area with picturesque grounds and great clubhouses
Walden Recreation Ground – An exciting area for children and adults, hosting 37 acres of playground, open space and woodlands
The high street has a range of high street and independent shops. The Royal Parade, the main shopping street in Chislehurst with a village feel, also has many shops and restaurants in picturesque buildings with parking outside. There is a Sainsbury's, a mix of independent and mainstream coffee shops, as well as many shops focused on children including Sweet Sundae, Win Green, and Green Owl Toys.
Due Amici – Italian restaurant serving a wide range of wines and meals
Cote Brasserie – Cote is a well-known chain of French Brasseries
Tigers Head – A great gastropub with lots of different meal deals throughout the week
Gusto – An Italian restaurant that's great for kids, as they eat free throughout the summer
Mountain View – Indian and Nepalese restaurant and take away
The Bull’s Head – This pub and hotel dates from 1753 and serves a large range of beers and great food menu
The Bickley – A spacious pub and steakhouse, with a colourful beer garden
Imperial Arms – Named after Napoleon III, this pub retains its old-world feel
The Ramblers Rest – A rural country pub in a lovely setting
The Crown – A bright and airy pub with seven guest bedrooms
The housing in Chislehurst is predominantly family homes, with sought after areas being the private estates of Wilderness Road and Camden Park.
Chislehurst to London Cannon Street in 31 minutes
Chislehurst to London Charing Cross in 33 minutes
Bickley to London Blackfriars in 39 minutes
Bickley to London Victoria in 33 minutes
Chislehurst is close to the A2 offering access to the Blackwall tunnel or M25 by car.