London Borough of Bexley
Located on the border of Kent and South East of London, Welling is also bordered by Blackfen, Sidcup, Eltham, Plumstead, Abbey Wood, Bexleyheath, Bexley, Bostall Heath, and Shooters Hill. It is located in the Borough of Bexley and has great transport links to central London. It happens to be one of the oldest settlements in the area and is steeped in history.
Did you know?
- It is said that the name Welling comes from the time of horse-drawn carriages when upon arriving in the area you would be ‘well-in’ to Kent. This, however, is debated among local historians, and it has been concluded that the name likely comes from ‘Welwyn' which means 'place of the spring'.
- During that period, Welling was also densely covered in woodland, making it a notorious area for highwaymen and robberies.
- Singer-songwriter Kate Bush grew up in Welling, specifically in East Wickham Farm on Wickham Street.
Look out for
Danson Park – An award-winning park in Welling with a variety of different activities, including water sports, a splash park, and an 18th-century mansion. The area is also known for its wide selection of sought-after Primary and Secondary schools
The lengthy high street has several supermarkets including Tesco, Morrisons, and Lidl, as well as a wide range of local businesses and restaurants.
Chupitos – A relaxed Spanish Tapas restaurant, with stylish cocktails and affordable set menus
Da Peppino – A very popular Italian restaurant
Saray – A Traditional Turkish restaurant also offering parties, featuring authentic Turkish music and belly dancing
Avenida – Mediterranean restaurant with live music nights every weekend
The Door Hinge – The first Micro-pub in Greater London!
The Nags Head – Fantastic food and great for catch ups with family and friends
The Earl of Warwick – A hot spot for watching sports and popular with Locals
The Rose & Crown – A traditional cosy pub
There are mostly 1930s properties, with a small amount of Victorian houses and new flats popping up. Sought after areas include South Welling, East Wickham, Scientist’s Estate and Danson Mead.
Welling, Bexleyheath, or Falconwood to London Victoria in around 40 mins
Welling, Bexleyheath, or Falconwood to London Bridge in around 36 mins
Abbey Wood to London Bridge in 27 mins
Local buses give direct access to Bluewater, Bexleyheath, Blackheath & North Greenwich. Welling also has fantastic access to the A2.