Local area guide

Living in Sidcup

Thinking about moving to Sidcup? 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 Sidcup

Why Sidcup is a good place to live

Sidcup, located on the cusp of city and countryside, offers a perfect mix of the hustle and bustle of London and the tranquillity of the Kent Downs. A convenient commuting hub, Sidcup provides seamless connections, being just a train ride away from the city. Beautiful semi-detached homes from the 1930s and traditional period houses define the character of the area. It's truly a spot for those who yearn for a more relaxed way of living in Sidcup whilst still within arm's reach of the urban excitement. In addition, boasting exceptional educational institutions such as the grammar and independent schools, living in Sidcup is especially beneficial for families.

What's Sidcup famous for?

Sidcup is famous for being home to two respected arts and drama higher education institutions: Bird College Conservatoire and Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. These colleges have shaped many a star and added to the cultural richness of the area. Wandering around, you might also stumble upon 18th-century mansions and beautiful manors that tell the tale of the town's history. In fact, the popular Mick Jagger and Keith Richards from the Rolling Stones reportedly formed their musical partnership right at Sidcup’s railway station.

Things to do in Sidcup

Stepping out into Sidcup, one will find an array of activities to engage in. It's a wonderful place for nature enthusiasts who can take serene walks in Lamorbey Park and explore the nearby Kent countryside. Families with children can have a fun day at Mr. Mulligan’s dinosaur-themed mini golf course. The town centre, revamped recently, is home to a variety of shops and eateries that cater to all tastes and preferences. Not to forget, the Sidcup Symphony Orchestra and Sidcup Jazz Club regularly host performances, providing delightful cultural experiences to the inhabitants.

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Average asking prices in Sidcup today

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

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£450,000

60 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£699,000

41 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£600,000

102 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£280,000

77 properties for sale

Properties currently for sale in Sidcup

Whether you're looking to buy a family home or a beautiful apartment, we've got you covered.

Transport in Sidcup

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

Local connections

Sidcup
National Rail
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Albany Park
National Rail
1.3 miles / 2.1 km
New Eltham
National Rail
1.5 miles / 2.4 km
St Mary Cray
National Rail
2.2 miles / 3.5 km
Bexley
National Rail
2.3 miles / 3.7 km
Chislehurst
National Rail
2.4 miles / 3.9 km

Schools in Sidcup

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

Education in Sidcup

Benedict House Preparatory School
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
West Lodge School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Birkbeck Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Merton Court School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Longlands Primary School
Ages: 5 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Orchard Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)

Local pubs in Sidcup

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  • Tailor's Chalk

    Sidcup, Kent, DA14

    British dishes pair with ales & spirits at this relaxed Wetherspoon pub with old-school furnishings.

  • Hopper's Hut

    Sidcup, London, DA14

    A friendly crowd guaranteed our family micropub sells real ales poured straight from the cask, craft beers on keg, bottles and cans from the UK and abroad as well as traditional ciders & perry. Quizees, live music, party nights - what more do you need?!

  • Alma

    Sidcup, Kent, DA14

    Sidcup's only traditional old school pub with Soul at its heart from the owners, the staff and of course our guests....serving some of the best and the cheapest Fosters & Guinness in the borough and restaurant quality wines but with a pub price