Destination guide

See the sights from a suburban Beckhenham bed & breakfast

This suburb lies southeast of London and boasts both historic sites dating back hundreds of years and modern attractions. Kelsey Park attracts visitors with its well-manicured landscape, where you can watch the ducks in the lake or play an energetic game of tennis. At St George's Church, you can admire the tall, vibrant stained-glass windows and monuments to famous parishioners such as Sir Humphrey Style. You'll be moved by the dramas and musicals performed at Beckenham Theatre. Numerous B&Bs in Beckenham are located close to public transport so those travellers without a car hire may still easily reach their destinations.


History and culture around your Beckenham holiday rental

There are plenty of historic and cultural attractions around any Beckenham holiday rental. St. George’s Church is a Grade II-listed historic site, with a lychgate dating to the 13th century and almshouses dating to 1694. The Ye Olde George Inn dates to 1662 and still stands. Beckenham Green was built as a railway and hotel in the 19th century, was destroyed during World War II, and has since been rebuilt as a public green space with historical information. Not far off, in London, the Churchill War Rooms were built inside the underground headquarters of the British High Command in World War II.


Activities and attractions in and around Beckenham

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Beckenham a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • London Dungeon (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Royal Observatory (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Sea Life London Aquarium (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Coca-Cola London Eye (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Wimbledon Tennis Club (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Stamford Bridge Stadium (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Beckenham

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Beckenham is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sky Garden (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • South Park (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Greenwich Park (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Battersea Park (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • St. James Park (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Russell Square (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Beckenham

Fly into London (LCY-London City), the closest airport, located 7.7 mi (12.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to London (LGW-Gatwick), which is 18 mi (29 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Beckenham Junction Station, Bromley Clock House Station and Eden Park Station are the main stations in the area. You can see more of Beckenham by jumping on the metro at Beckenham Junction Tram Station, Beckenham Road Tram Station or Avenue Road Tram Station.

How to get around

Travel to Beckenham and getting around your holiday cottages

There are a number of ways to get to and around your Beckenham holiday cottages. There are nine railway stations that service the town and can get you to many other cities and towns, both regional and farther out. Tram services also are available to Elmers End and Wimbledon. Bus services link the town to the greater London area as well as a number of other areas. Within the town, you can get around on foot in the pedestrian-friendly streets, by cycling, or by car, be it a car hire, rideshare, taxi or personal vehicle.

Food & drink 

Beckenham delicacies and dishes to try near villa rentals

Local pubs just a stone’s throw from your villa rentals serve delicious local cuisine so you can get the full experience of Beckenham. If you just want the basics, you’ll find good fish and chips just about anywhere you go. Another iconic comfort food is bangers and mash, and most pubs will serve their own brand of this dish. For breakfast, a fry-up with sausages, mushrooms, eggs, tomatoes, blood pudding, toast and potatoes may be what you’re craving, and just about every restaurant has its own variation on traditional pies to satisfy and comfort you on your trip.

Essential info

What to know about Beckenham and local holiday homes

The first thing people generally ask about holiday homes in an area is whether they are safe. Beckenham is in the Bromley area of London and has been ranked as among the safest of all London boroughs. That means whether you’re on a couples excursion or a family holiday, it’s a secure place to enjoy. With lots of local transportation services, there’s also easy access to the many indoor and outdoor experiences you can have here, from museums and restaurants to parks and nature trails.

Good for couples

Create memories steps from Beckenham holiday lettings

There are also fun and intimate experiences here for couples near Beckenham holiday lettings. The Bethlem Museum of the Mind is an art gallery that supports mental health services with intense modern art exhibits and is a thought-provoking visit. Kelsey Park was originally part of the Kelsey Manor Estate landscape and has two romantic lodge cottages that date back over 200 years. The Sydenham District offers streetside cafes, boutique shopping and the Victorian pleasure grounds at Crystal Palace Park. South Norwood Country Park covers 47 hectares of green space, where you can go on nature walks or utilise the picnic grounds.

How many holiday rentals are available around Beckenham?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,808 holiday lettings around Beckenham. From 6,187 flats & apartments to 1,346 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Beckenham?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Beckenham:

  • Copers Cope: 21 holiday homes
  • Clock House: 21 holiday homes
  • City of Westminster: 4,130 holiday homes
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea: 2,854 holiday homes
  • Camden: 6,972 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Beckenham? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Beckenham. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Bromley Kent House Station: 10,353 holiday lettings
  • Bromley New Beckenham Station: 10,320 holiday lettings
  • Bromley Elmers End Station: 10,353 holiday lettings
  • Beckenham Junction Tram Station: 10,315 holiday lettings
  • Birkbeck Station: 10,356 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Beckenham listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Beckenham?

Yes, of course. offers 6,187 Flats in Beckenham. Our other popular types of Beckenham holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,346 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 21 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 6,289 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Beckenham?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 78 holiday homes with pool available in Beckenham. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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