Local area guide

Living in Erith

Thinking about moving to Erith? 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 Erith

Why Erith is a good place to live

Living in Erith provides a unique blend of industrial and rural charms, with sprawling parks and the beautiful Thames riverfront at your doorstep. It offers a tranquil environment, with its own salt marshes for a touch of unique natural beauty. There's also no shortage of amenities in Erith, with eateries, cafes, and pubs aplenty. For families, the presence of several highly-ranked schools in the area could be a significant draw. Erith is well-connected, benefitting from a local rail station that allows a 32-minute journey to London Bridge and good road links including the A220. This makes Erith not just a charming place to reside, but also a convenient one.

What's Erith famous for?

Erith is famous for its rich history and unique natural features. The town hosts the longest pier in all of Greater London, making it a prominent feature. Erith also has an indelible mark in industrial history, particularly in armaments and cable manufacturing, with its docks being dramatically important during the World Wars. Its historical buildings like Christ Church, St John's Church, and the Carnegie Building are distinctive landmarks. In terms of pop culture, Alexander Selkirk, the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe, arrived back at Erith in 1711, adding a layer of literary significance to the area.

Things to do in Erith

In Erith, there are numerous activities one can enjoy. The town has a wealth of historical sites to explore, from key buildings to the attractive riverside area. The William Cory Promenade along the River Thames provides beautiful views and fresh air, while the year-round events in the Riverside Gardens add a splash of local cultural flavour. For theatre enthusiasts, a visit to the local Erith Playhouse Theatre, the largest theatre in Bexley, could offer a delightful afternoon or evening filled with thespian marvels. If you're interested in embarking on an adventure over water, the Erith Rowing Club and Erith Yacht Club provide excellent facilities. Amid these activities, don't forget to visit the longest pier in London, to enjoy a serene walk amidst waves and winds.

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Average asking prices in Erith today

We update our average asking prices every day using data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£400,000

39 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£390,000

7 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£450,000

36 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£230,000

68 properties for sale

Properties currently for sale in Erith

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Transport in Erith

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Erith.

Local connections

Erith
National Rail
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
Slade Green
National Rail
1 miles / 1.6 km
Barnehurst
National Rail
1.4 miles / 2.3 km
Belvedere
National Rail
1.4 miles / 2.3 km
Crayford
National Rail
2.2 miles / 3.5 km
Bexleyheath
National Rail
2.3 miles / 3.7 km

Schools in Erith

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

Education in Erith

Lime Wood Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Christ Church (Erith) CofE Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2015)
Peareswood Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Leigh Academy Bexley
Ages: 11 - 19 years old
Haberdashers' Slade Green Primary
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
St Fidelis Catholic Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)

Local pubs in Erith

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  • Ship

    Erith, Kent, DA8

  • Corner Pin

    Erith, Kent, DA8

    The Corner Pin, in Slade Green, is a smart community pub. We serve great food, superb beers and fantastic wines. A warm welcome is always guaranteed.

  • Royal Oak

    Northumberland Heath, Erith, DA8

    We're the perfect pub to sit and have a drink in our comfy pub or large beer garden. If you're planning a party, come and discuss using our pub!

  • Duke

    Northumberland Heath, Erith, DA8