Albany Park, Bexley

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Not to be confused with Albany Park, Enfield.
Albany Park
Albany Park road.jpg
Road in Albany Park
Albany Park is located in Greater London
Albany Park
Albany Park
 Albany Park shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ478728
London borough Bexley
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BEXLEY
Postcode district DA5
Post town SIDCUP
Postcode district DA14
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Old Bexley and Sidcup
London Assembly Bexley and Bromley
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Coordinates: 51°25′35″N 0°06′09″E / 51.4264°N 0.1026°E / 51.4264; 0.1026

Albany Park is a suburban town in southeast London, England. It is situated in the London Borough of Bexley, and is located north east of Sidcup and south of Bexleyheath.

History[edit]

Toponymy[edit]

The name Albany Park was given to the area when its local station on the Dartford Loop Line was opened on 7 July 1935, following the building of a new housing estate nearby.

Origins[edit]

Albany Park was largely populated in the 1930s, as a result of increasing urbanisation into areas of Kent. The majority of houses in the area were built in the 1930s, and are of typical working class or lower middle class associations, though a newly renovated private mansion house exists bordering woodland. As a result of this, the town, along with many other areas, was ceded from Kent to Greater London in the 1960s. The area was a risk from bombing during the Second World War, and as such several air raid shelters have been unearthed in locals' gardens.

Recent[edit]

Albany Park has seen the formation of a new football club in July 2005; Woodside United (with the majority of the players living in neighbouring West and East Woodside, two roads bordering on Bexley Park Wood).

Geography[edit]

Nearest places are:

Transport[edit]

Albany Park station serves the area with services to London Charing Cross and London Cannon Street via both Lewisham and Woolwich Arsenal as part of a loop service. There are also services to Gravesend.

Albany Park is served by three Transport for London Bus services that connect the area with Bexleyheath, Sidcup, Bromley, Orpington and Thamesmead.

Landmarks[edit]

Albany Park Baptist Church, Stansted Crescent

See also[edit]