Grove Park is an area located in south-east London; it constitutes part of the London Borough of Lewisham and borders Bromley, Downham, Lee, Mottingham and Catford. Grove Park is a great area to reside in for those that regularly commute to London as there is a fast train from Grove Park to London Bridge in just under 15 minutes. From London Bridge, commuters can access the Jubilee and Northern line via the underground station and there is also access to Thameslink train services which provides connections to Gatwick Airport, Luton Airport and Crossrail.
Grove Park is a relatively affordable area to reside in, in comparison to its surrounding places like Lee. It is highly recommended for those seeking a closer connection to London at a reasonable living cost. The area has also become more appealing over time, attracting younger professionals and families who desire a quiet neighbourhood within the borough of Lewisham. Notably, Grove Park doesn’t have a high street, however, it provides easy transport access to Bromley and Lewisham high street which have several amenities.
Interesting facts about Grove Park
There is a peace garden memorial dedicated to Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Chinbrook Meadows Park. The Archbishop also resided on Chinbrook Road.
The Baring Hall Hotel was built in 1882 by an architect named Ernest Newton.
An army reserve centre is located on Baring Road.
Grove Park station opened in 1871.
Attractions in Grove Park
Grove Park lacks amenities due to the absence of a high street, however, within the area, there is a Tesco Express located in a petrol station, a Sainsbury’s Local, a post office and various fast-food restaurants. Those after gym facilities can decide to join Bannatyne Health Club or Anytime Fitness which are located within the area.
For lunch outings and nights out with families and friends, Mangal Ocakbasi Restaurant & Meze is a hidden gem which does not get the recognition it deserves; the dishes served are delicious and the shish kebab meal served with mixed salad, rice and fresh bread comes highly reccomended. An alternative place for food and drinks is Baring Hall Hotel; the staff there are always welcoming and provide very good service.
Within Grove Park, there is a park called Chinbrook Meadows that offers a wide green space where the River Quaggy flows. The park has various facilities such as two tennis courts, a café, a cycle route, a multi-use pitch for football/basketball and a playground with climbing frames and a sandpit. During the summer seasons, demand for the tennis courts is very high; therefore local residents tend to book the courts in advance to avoid disappointment.
For further green scenery, you may wish to visit Grove Park Nature Reserve, located across the railway from Hither Green Cemetery. It contains a wide range of habitats and is widely appreciated by local residents and visitors.
Major developments in Grove Park
The latest development in Grove Park has been The Qube, a project which has provided one and two-bedroom apartments and a three-bedroom house. The development is in close proximity to Grove Park station, which gives its residences easy access to transport.
Education in Grove Park
There are plenty of primary schools in Grove Park, including Cooper’s Lane Primary School, Marvels Lane Primary School and Horn Park Primary School. Alongside these, you will find Haberdashers Aske’s Knights Academy, a large secondary school with outstanding facilities.
For independent schools, Eltham College located on Grove Park Road offers primary, secondary and sixth form education. For more information about the performance of the schools in the area, please visit gov.uk.
Places of worship in Grove Park
Grove Park is a small neighbourhood with a few places of worship such as St Augstine Church, Word of Life and the Redeemed Cristian Church of God.
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Who is this area good for?
Source the Area think this area is a particularly good fit for families.
Partner estate agent in Grove Park
Average property prices in Grove Park
Grove Park – 15 mins to London Bridge, 25 mins to London Cannon Street and London Charing Cross
126 to Bromley/Eltham
261 to Lewisham/Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough
273 to Lewisham/Petts Wood
N136 to Oxford Circus/Chislehurst
Easy access to the South Circular Road (A205), and then on to the A2 and A20 for Canterbury/Dover and Folkestone respectively
Best roads in Grove Park
Crime in Grove Park
Grove Park is an area that does not experience a lot of crime, with there being on average, 12 residential burglaries and 11 harassments/miscellaneous violence a month. There are 5 crimes a month per 1,000 residents, which is considerably lower than the average for the borough which is 8. For more information and crime prevention advice, please visit Met Police.