Eden Park, London

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Eden Park
Eden Park - Upper Elmers End Road - geograph.org.uk - 1928829.jpg
Shops alongside Upper Elmers End Road in Eden Park
Eden Park is located in Greater London
Eden Park
Eden Park
Location within Greater London
Population15,892 (2011 Census.Kelsey and Eden Park Ward)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ373675
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBECKENHAM
Postcode districtBR3
Dialling code020
PoliceMetropolitan
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UK Parliament
London Assembly
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UK
England
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51°23′18″N 0°01′27″W / 51.3884°N 0.0243°W / 51.3884; -0.0243Coordinates: 51°23′18″N 0°01′27″W / 51.3884°N 0.0243°W / 51.3884; -0.0243

Eden Park is an area of South East London, within the London Borough of Bromley and the historic county of Kent. It lies south of Beckenham, west of Park Langley and Shortlands, north of West Wickham and Monks Orchard and east of Elmers End.

History[edit]

The area was traditionally rural; William Eden leased land here in the 1780s and developed the area as farmland.[2] Large mansions began to be constructed in the area in the 19th century, increasing after the opening of Eden Park station in 1882 and then especially rapidly after the First World War.[2] Many of the older mansions were destroyed and replaced with the suburban housing that now characterises the area.[2]

From 1994 to 2004 the area was home to a large skating park; this was closed by Bromley Council following complaints about noise.[2]

Amenities[edit]

The area contains a row of shops by the railway station, and another row in the area formerly known as Upper Elmers End, as well as a few restaurants including a Toby Carvery pub, built in 1936 as a hotel.[3]

The main parks in the area are Crease Park, named after local Alderman James Crease and opened in July 1936,[4] Stanhope Recreation Ground on Stanhope Grove and Harvington Sports Ground (also known as Harvington Estate) on Eden Park Avenue.

Transport[edit]

Eden Park railway station serves the area with services to London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street and Hayes. Eden Park is served by three Transport for London buses. The 194 to Lower Sydenham via Beckenham and to West Croydon via Shirley, the 356 to Upper Sydenham via Elmers End and to Shirley, and the 358 to Crystal Palace via Beckenham and to Orpington via Bromley.

Education[edit]

Sports[edit]

  • The Parklangley Club[8]
  • Club Langley[9]
  • Beckenham Town Football Club

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bromley Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Willey, Russ. Chambers London Gazetteer, p 157
  3. ^ "Crease Park". London Gardens Trust. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  4. ^ "A HISTORY OF THE LANGLEY PARK AREA". Langley Park Rotary Club. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Ofsted Report". Ofsted.
  6. ^ "Ofsted Report". Ofsted.
  7. ^ "Find an inspection report and registered childcare". reports.ofsted.gov.uk. 28 March 2019.
  8. ^ "The Parklangley Club".
  9. ^ "Club Langley". www.clublangley.co.uk.
  10. ^ "St John the Baptist, Eden Park Avenue, Eden Park". London Church Buildings. Retrieved 13 August 2020.

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