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Grove park buying advice

We’ve been in zone 1 London renting for 5 years and finally took the plunge to buy. After Covid we all want more space and a garden. Zone 4 and speed of access to London we didn’t care where we lived just that these factors were met. Grove park/Downham was the best value by a long shot. We have just moved in and love it. There is a pocket of amazing value houses we reduced it to which are close to the station, large gardens and amazing value between Reigate road in the north to launcelot road/burnt ash lane in the south. I hope our year of research helps other first time family home buyers out there!

Tue Apr 12

Endless stream I’m young professional London hipsters

Not complaining but particularly the last 18 months with COVID we’ve noticed a barrage of young London hipster type professionals coming into downham and grove park. I’m so pleased that it is improving the demographic of the area and my house price has gone up a bit thanks to the demand! We’re going to flip this house and buy another probably towards Gareth grove which has lovely frame of housing but the interiors are old and awful more often than not. We’re in this area for good but just making some money while the market still allows us!

Thu Aug 05

Flood of young professional people from london

Hi, we’ve been in grove park/downham for two years having moved from zone 1 London and over the last 6 months there has been a flood of young professionals and families into the area. I’m so happy about it we’ve got fantastic neighbours our age and managed to nab a fantastic price for a 3 bed just off downham way. This is the best of 1930s housing with big bedrooms and gardens. Every few houses has a skip outside I can’t wait to see what the area will be like in another 3 years! Get in while you can people lol

Thu Apr 22

Which area to choose

We're undecided about whether to go for a proper terraced house here or a small flat just north of Bromley or even tinier studio in Beckenham. We know we will want a house for the family within 5 years but what is the best option for potential house price growth and safety/convenience? Any advice gladly welcomed

Tue Nov 06

Just moved here from north London no regrets!

Solid location on the up and up. Lewisham spending a tonne on regeneration outside the station will be finished early next year.

Surprised at the lower price of housing, reckon it will go up even in this turbulent market.

Tue Oct 09

Grove park is great !

We are a young couple and first time buyers and we bought a lovely three bedroom in downham the area is lovely /quiet , beckenham hill park is just down the road . Grove park station is great for getting to London Bridge/Cannon Street and charring cross . Also bromley south station is just a 15 min bus ride. Grove park is nicely placed between beckenham and Bromley where there are plenty of shops and restaurants . Everyone Iv met in downham have been very friendly . It is a quiet area , but London is only short train journey away .

Wed Mar 29

I live in grove park and have done for 24 years and never had a problem traveling to and from london at night .Also grove park is safe place to live.

Mon Aug 27

Grove Park safe?

Hi there I am a first time buyer looking to live abit closer to London and have been thinking about Grove Park.

Can anyone shed some light on the area, if its safe/friendly etc?


Fri Mar 30

Security in Grove Park

We are moving to Grove Park soon. Can some one tell us if it is safe to walk around Grove Park Station area during night as I returned from work at about 11:30pm...

Sat Mar 20

can you help?

what bus from mottingham do i get to get to lead me to Marvels lane dentist in grove park?

Fri Apr 17

Good gardener with reasonable rates needed

Hi could anyone recommend a good gardener that charges reasonable rates. I desperately need to get my garden sorted out but i cant afford to pay extotionate prices.

Any recommendations would be much appreciated.

Mon Apr 06

Good gardener with reasonable rates needed

Hi could anyone recommend a good gardener that charges reasonable rates. I desperately need to get my garden sorted out but i cant afford to pay extotionate prices.

Any recommendations would be much appreciated.

Sat Apr 04

pay to go fitness

there's one at the bottom of Mottingham Lane called Eric Liddle. you pay something like £30 for the year and then pay individually for classes, swimming, gym use, etc. The only thing is that I think there are various times that you cant get in because it's part of a college, thats probably just during the day though, and if you wanted to go to the gym during the day on weekdays you can join up to Bannatynes for £40 a month. Otherwise there is one in Lewisham Centre which is easy to get a bus to. (261 from grove park st). I joined Bannatynes cause it's nearer and you can go almost any time, which is worth the money if you are going to go more for that

Fri Jan 09

Moving to Grove Park


I'm thinking of buying a place in Grove Park in the new year.

Any info about the area would be much appreciated.

ie: is it a safe area, are the train packed en route to Charing Cross.

Many thanks

Wed Dec 31



Mon Aug 04


Mon Aug 04

Is it safe to commute

We are a family of three and are planing to move to Woodbury Gardens, grove park. Just wanted to know how is the area specially commuting-wise. Is it safe to travel both on train and bus and also how about safety while walking from station during early mornings and evenings? are their good day nurseries and primary schools around.Any information about local area in general would be highly appreciated?

Wed Jun 18


Are there any gyms in Frove Park, I would like to hear good things please as I am moving to Grove Park and very much looking forward to it. Got to be better than Mile End?

Please enlighten me.

Mon Oct 22

Hear Hear!!!

If you want to get involved with the community activites the local Grove Park Community Group is looking for grove park residents to help out and would be very pleased to have new members, we meet at the Ringway Centre (opp Marvels Lane) once a month.

Mon Oct 22


Beginners, Thursday from 8 - 10 pm

Bannatynnes Health Club

Grove Park

For details, tel: (020) 8857 3241

Thu Aug 02

Grove Park

It's a great place for Commuting into London and has many decent Properties which are very cheap !

Blackheath is only 5 mins drive away Greenwich 10mins for some great restaurants/bars etc...

Couple of surrounding Council House areas and odd hoodie but it's not The Bronx.

Thu Jul 05


can you tell me about positive changes to the area?

Sun Jun 17


Jesus, just want to say how ashamed I am of others that live in this area and are disregarding it so completely! Yes it could do with a revamp and some attention from both Bromley and Lewisham Councils but you all make it seem like it's the complete pits! It's not, and please remember the history of this area and the fact it is what you make of it! So for those who sit back and moan in their own front rooms but do not get involved, think about applying for voluntery work with local councils or companies to make where we work and live a better place to be. Some of you are too quick to judge and too slow to apply!

Fri Mar 02

Grove Park schools?

Hi, my 2 yr old daughter is about to start school soon I was wondering if any one could give me an insight into the local schools. As far as I can see they are not up to standard but I could have got this wrong. Please let me know.

Mon Feb 12

Best eyebrow threaders in Lewisham.

The tanning salon next door to the newagents by Grove Park train station is fantastic for eyebrow threading. Honestly I highly recommemnd them.

Mon Feb 12

Life in Grove Park

We are thinking of moving to Grove Park, but have heard that it can be a bit rough especially by the station and because of the close proximity to Downham. Grateful for any views on this. Also, what are the primary schools like in Grove Park?

Many thanks.


Thu Jan 25

exchange to larger house

I have a 2 bedroom lovely house in grove park edweard tyler close looking to swap to 3/4 bedroom house london(pref if council). Please contact me and I'l be glad to give you more info.Email

Fri Dec 29

What changes

Well it was fairly depressing reading the negative comments about Grove Park. I've been renting in MaidaVale but want to buy so am moving to Grove Park. Obviously I am realistic about the differences between the two areas (!!) but am interested in what changes you know about. I have not exchanged on my contract yet but only a week away so anything you can share will be much appreciated.

Mon Nov 06

HI my name is also ALAN.I lived in REIGATE RD from 1936 to 53. I was there during the blitz of London and used to watch the dog fights of the RAF with the GERMAN fighters. Due to the closeness of a mobile gun on rail tracks we were quite often targeted with bombs and fighter planes. As you can imagine I had friends who shared in these experiences and the area was close knit. As kids we would collect shrapnel and any bullets we could find. REIGATE RD stretched from DOWNHAM WAY to VERDANT LANE.and was our playground. I returned about 2001 and was dissapointed at how the area was so dilapidated, all the houses of my time were council owned and all the people were of the eco situation (poor). We did our best, gardens were neat, no ratbag heighbours although some without kids were intolerant of the rug rats but as kids we gave payback. I remember a great life spent there. If you wish to reply or know what we endured please contact, I now live in AUSTRALIA. My email is

Mon Oct 09

Verdant road, catford

I'm thinking of buying a place on verdant road, catford, what are the pros and cons of area.


Fri Sep 22

Railway Children Walk

Stratford House is where Edith Nesbits house once stood (she wrote the railway children)

Fri Jun 16

I disagree

and anyway sometimes you dont want to drive to somewhere when a quick walk will do, I do agree that the main part of grove park by the station is a mighty bit orrible so its nice to have the nature reserve to escape the filth of grove park, maybe Im biased as Ive just become the secertary of it though.

Fri Jun 16

Edward Tyler

He was one of the leaders of the peasents revolt along with Tom Cade, just off Marvels Lane

Thu Jun 15

Grove Park - the place to be

Grove Park is the most happening place in London right now. I love it so much! You can get the best offal here.

Fri May 26

A nature reserve isnt enough

Sorry, but a nature reserve (!?) and the fact that there are some slightly better places within driving distance doesn't make Grove Park a good place to live. Blackheath "5 minutes away"!!? I assume you mean by Concorde. And as for the "fabulous" bars and restaurants of Bromley, are you sure? Fabulous in comparison with Grove Park's derelict fried chicken outlets, I agree, but by any other measure I don't think so.

Thu May 25

Living in Grove Park

It's an awful, depressing place to live. Combines the curtain-twitching snobbery of Bromley with the desolate, charmless atmosphere of Lewisham. Transport-wise it's a black hole too. You're basically at the mercy of South Eastern trains. Avoid it like the plague.

Mon May 01

Nail bar that does eyebrow threading...

I'm not sure if this is close enough for you... but I've been using this place for over three years and the service is great.

Lilly Nail Salon

224, King St, London, W6 0RA

Tel: 020 8748 4357

Tue Apr 11

Daksha in Bromley is the closes - she also has a salon in Lewisham. Her number is 020 8460 6909.

Tue Mar 14

I don't but would like to know when you find out...

Thu Feb 09

if anybody out there does know of a place where eyebrow threading is local please help!!

Sun Jan 01

Eyebrow threading

Anyone know of a decent place that does eyebrow threading nearby?

Thu Nov 17

Fitness centre

Does anyone know a fitness centre where you can pay as you go in, i.e. no need to subscribe?? 'cause i know i won't make it more than once or maybe twice a month...

Thu Nov 17

Grove Park Netball

Would be geat to know if any of you two find a nice club... although i can imagine mysrlf being pretty terrible at, it would be something interesting to try! I live just by Grove park station.

Thu Nov 17

Grove Park is in London SE12. Bromley is about half a mile from Grove Park.

Mon Sep 05

what changes are there going to be?

Thu Aug 25

house exchange

have: 3 bed house in grove park, drive, garden, large kitchen diner, open plan living room and central heating

want: 3 bed house, victorian or older property required in surrounding areas

call : 0208 851 2901 if interested

Thu Aug 18

Cheap Drving lessons?

Does anyone know where i can get cheap driving lessons in the grove park area?

Please contact me on:

Sun Jul 10

Bannatynes Fitness Centre

Where is the Bannatynes Fitness Centre? does anyone know the address?

Tue May 24


Does anyone know where i can get private singing lessons somewhere around grove park, bromley, lee, hither green?

Please email me at

Mon Apr 18

Grove Park is not in Bromley

It comes under the Borough of Lewisham.

Wed Mar 30

Is grove park in Bromley

Is grove park in Bromley

Tue Sep 14

Bannatynes Fitness Centre

and if you have to worry about a years contract then you aint serious about your exercise are you? if two join together it's £89 a month for the two... thats a bit nicer.

the club is clean, friendly and still quite new

Tue Jul 06

Reigate Road

Thinking of moving to Reigate Road, any advice anyone?

Mon Jun 14

edward tyler is a great estate

Tue May 11

Tyler Road

When are you thinking of moving? There are about to be some changes.

Mon Apr 05

Safety In Grove Park

I have lived in Grove Park for the last two years and never had a problem myself. Nor do I know of anyone else that has had any safety issues.

Fri Feb 13

Grove Park living

It's a good place to live, 15 mins by car from Catford, Bromley, Lewisham, Greenwich, Brixton and the south east.

It's quiet and safe, local shops like tesco, sainsburies, waitrose. Good shopping nearby in Bromley and Lewisham. Cinemas and theatres in Bromley and Greenwich and Catford.

Fri Nov 14

Is Grove Park safe area to live in?

Hi there could you let me know what do you think about Grove Park and safety?

Fri Oct 17

whats edward tyler road like?????

hello, might be moving to Edward Tyler Road. Does anyone know what sort of estate it is? Is it basically ok? Would be so grateful for any info.thanks

Thu Oct 09

did you find out about a netball team?

I saw your message and wondered if you'd had any luck. I'm also looking to join a netball team and live in Crouch End.

Wed Sep 24

Anyone know of a Netball Team I can join?

Haven't played since I was 12 (used to be GA) and am looking to join a women's club.

Mon Aug 18

Excellent dentist in Grove Park

Dentist in Marvels Lane. He is excellent very professional and makes it a pleasure to go to the dentist-which makes a change

Telephone 020-8857-3310

Sun Aug 17

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