Local area guide

Living in Chislehurst

Thinking about moving to Chislehurst? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools and transport connections are like - and of course the most important thing of all: how much houses cost to buy.

Your guide to moving to Chislehurst

Why Chislehurst is a good place to live

Chislehurst effortlessly blends charm and convenience, making it a lovely place to call home. This peaceful village, known for its family-friendly atmosphere, is situated in south-east London, offering a delightful balance between rural charm and urban living. Lush commons encircle the area, preserving its beauty for everyone to enjoy, and two bustling high streets spotlight high-end shops for every taste. One of its many notable attractions for families are the outstanding schools in the area. Chislehurst also offers a quick and direct commute to central London for those seeking the city's hustle and bustle. Indeed, finding tranquillity while staying close to London's heart is a reality when you're living in Chislehurst.

What's Chislehurst famous for?

Chislehurst is famous for a number of unique attractions. One of the most notable is the intricate wooden village sign, which depicts a historic event – Queen Elizabeth I knighting Thomas Walsingham. The area is also associated with Scadbury Park, the former home of Thomas Walsingham, adding an extra layer of historic interest. Yet, what often lures visitors is Chislehurst Caves, a 22-mile network of man-made tunnels. These caves are steeped in history, and have been used for a variety of purposes, from mushroom cultivation to acting as a World War II air-raid shelter. The caves have even had their moments in the spotlight, playing host to music concerts and featuring in popular series such as Doctor Who.

Things to do in Chislehurst

There's no shortage of things to do in Chislehurst. One of the main ways to spend an enjoyable day is with a visit to Chislehurst Caves. This includes a guided tour that uncovers centuries of fascinating history. For nature lovers, Scadbury Park is a beautiful nature reserve perfect for a rambling walk, or for wildlife spotting. If you're fond of golf, you can also enjoy a round at the esteemed Chislehurst Golf Club. After exploring the outdoors, head over to The Chislehurst Farmers’ Market, a fantastic place to pick up fresh produce and intriguing trinkets. Lastly, for those intrigued by the history of the area, a visit to the 13th century St. Nicholas Church, with its stunning architecture and stained glass, is a must.

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Transport in Chislehurst

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Local connections

National Rail
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
Elmstead Woods
National Rail
1.5 miles / 2.4 km
Petts Wood
National Rail
1.6 miles / 2.6 km
National Rail
1.6 miles / 2.6 km
St Mary Cray
National Rail
1.6 miles / 2.6 km
New Eltham
National Rail
1.8 miles / 2.9 km

Schools in Chislehurst

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Chislehurst.

Education in Chislehurst

St Nicholas Church of England Primary
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Coopers School
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Farringtons School
Ages: 3 - 19 years old
Marjorie McClure School
Ages: 4 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
Darul Uloom London School
Ages: 11 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Mead Road Infant School
Ages: 4 - 7 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)

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