Sidcup is the major district centre in the south of the borough and serves as the commercial heart of the local community.
£1.8 million investment to boost Sidcup High Street
We are delighted that Sidcup town centre has been successful in its bid for funding from the Mayor's Outer London Fund (OLF) round 2, and will receive a total £1.8m investment. This includes money from the Greater London Authority (GLA) and match funding from the London Borough of Bexley. The money will breathe new life into the town centre aiming to make Sidcup a more pleasant, attractive and vibrant place to live, shop and work.
This major investment will be implemented through the In Store For Sidcup programme which aims to boost the high street through delivering growth, new jobs and creating a better environment for traders, shoppers and residents. More information is available at In Store For Sidcup.
Sidcup dominates the southern border of the borough, flanked by both Bromley and Kent.
For many years, Sidcup was known as the gateway to Kent and it still prides itself on offering a busy village atmosphere. A hospital and two colleges add distinction to the area which is blessed with some fine parkland.
Sidcup town centre is the commercial heart of the local community with a good mix of well-known high street names, successful independent shops, a broad range of services, a modernised library, snooker centre and popular pubs. Many bus routes serve the town centre, complementing the 400 car-parking spaces and a train station only a short distance away.
Although Sidcup can trace its roots back to the Middle Ages as a tiny hamlet on the road from London to Maidstone, about 9,600 people now visit weekly to shop and go to work.
The Council has installed CCTV equipment to make sure that the town retains a safe and thriving character.
Sidcup Economic Study
In December 2009, the Council commissioned an economic and commercial study for the Sidcup area to help make informed decisions on the strategy for Sidcup's future development. The executive summary and full report can be found on the right hand side of this page.
Public transport and parking
Sidcup town centre has a number of excellent car parks and is a short walk from Sidcup railway station. It is also a main stop on many bus routes, including 51, 160, 229, 233, 269, 286, 321, 492, B14 and R11.
Transport for London's spider maps provide clear and up-to-date information on the local bus routes. Please note that these maps are designed to be printed for large posters. If you would like to print a small area of a map, select that area (eg. using the snapshot tool in Adobe Reader) and chose to print the selected area.
Sidcup town centre map
Car parks, bus route numbers, churches and other landmarks are shown on a simple map of Sidcup town centre which can be downloaded from the menu on the right. This is laid out with north at the top and shows an area 1020 metres wide by 640 metres. The black arrows indicate streets with traffic flowing in one direction only. Off-street footpaths are shown by broken or dotted lines.