Where to spend a day out in Bexley

Bexley is fortunate enough to have some stunning heritage attractions within the borough. With the summer holidays well underway, why not make the most of the sunny weather by exploring what is on your doorstep?

Hall Place and Gardens

Why not pay a visit to -

  • Hall Place & Gardens: a Tudor mansion, the grounds were recently awarded Green Flag status for the 22nd year in a row, include owl and butterfly attractions, a riverside tea room and a tropical greenhouse
  • Danson House with its grand formal rooms, fascinating Victorian basement kitchen and beautiful views across Danson Park from the pretty tea room
  • The nearby National Trust property Red House previously lived in by the well-known arts and crafts designer William Morris and his family
  • Crossness Engines, the pumping station designed by Joseph Bazalgette for London’s sewage system in 1895
  • The Medieval ruins of Lesnes Abbey with pretty gardens that also recently received the coveted Green Flag status, new visitor facilities and an expanse of cool, shady ancient woodland, a lovely place to walk and explore
  • Footscray Meadows, with its ‘five arches’ bridge over the River Cray, offering another peaceful place to walk and enjoy some unspoilt natural habitats
  • Bexley Local Studies and Archives Centre, to spend some time finding out more about your own heritage or your family history

View our special video that will give you a flavour of all of the above.

Bexley’s Cabinet Member for Places, Cllr Peter Craske said; “I’m always surprised when I speak to people that have lived in the borough for years and that haven’t paid a visit to some of our amazing heritage sites. We have impressive glorious gardens, historic houses and wonderful woods right here on our doorstep.

Why not spend a day or a weekend in the borough and #doitforbexley?  Take a look at our new video to help you decide which one you’ll visit first!”

Visit the Central Library in Bexleyheath for tourist information and to check opening times on any of the above and make the most of the summer.