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The local area guide to living in Bexley

Bexley straddles the border between Kent and Greater London, and is officially classified as a borough of London. Thanks to its positioning, like nearby Sidcup, it is a very popular location for commuters.

In times gone by it was a parish belonging to Kent, and it has a strong historic architectural heritage. Within Bexley are some beautiful examples of classic English architecture and it was in fact home to the Shaw family of architects in the 19th century. Damson House, Red House and Hall Place are all well-known, beautiful buildings in the area.

Information about the local residents

The Bexley local authority, according to the 2011 census, has a population of just over 200,000 people. In addition, 25% of these residents are between the ages of 40 and 69.

Bexley is greener than most other London boroughs, able to boast over 100 green spaces and parks for its residents to enjoy. Economically, the borough performs well, with a low unemployment rate of 2.1% - much lower than that for the rest of the country.

Nearby schools

Bexley has some good options for parents thinking of educating their children in the area. Bexley LEA performs well compared to the national average, with 63.3% of students achieving 5 A*- C grade GCSEs or more. Other schools in the area also have good reputations and have generally performed well under Ofsted inspection. Particularly high performing schools are Beths Grammar School and Townley Grammar School, both scoring above 90% on the above measure.

Past the age of 16, Bexley College and Rose Bruford offer some excellent academic and vocational courses. Of course, with Bexley's proximity to London, families have access to almost any kind of education establishment they want and that, coupled with the easy commute into the City for work, makes it an attractive place to raise a family Economically, the borough performs well with a low unemployment rate of 2.1%, much lower than that for the rest of the country.

Getting around

Bexley is very conveniently located, nestled between the bustle of the city and the peace of the Kent countryside.

Drivers will find it easily accessible whether coming from London or the South, and it is equally well served by public transport. Bexley Railway Station, a stone's throw from the centre of the town, offers a direct service to Charing Cross that takes just over half an hour. Trains also run to Gravesend in good time.

For bus services, Bexley is well served by the N21 route which goes all the way to Trafalgar Square. Buses also run regularly to the shopping centres in the area - Bexleyheath, and the enormous Bluewater Shopping Centre.

The nearest airport is London City Airport, but international travellers will find themselves most often going to London Gatwick or London Heathrow - both a manageable drive away.

Local shops

Bexley itself is not regarded as a shopper's paradise, but there are significant major shopping centres within easy reach. Bexleyheath Broadway Shopping Centre is very large and has all the high street brands you could want. A little further afield, but under 20 miles away, is Bluewater Shopping Centre - a vast metropolis of big name brands and fashionable outlets.

Within the town there are some good options - mostly independent shops sitting alongside restaurants, pubs, charity shops, takeaways and other amenities. The High Street has all the essentials and is conveniently right beside the railway station.

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