Beckenham Junction station in south London dates back to 1858, when the arrival of the railway sparked off Beckenham's transition from a country village to the leafy suburban town that travellers arrive at today. The station is a busy commuter stop on the line between London Victoria and Orpington, with regular trains arriving in the capital in just over 20 minutes. There are also less frequent services to London Bridge, and a connection to the Tramlink network.
The bustling Beckenham High Street is a five-minute walk south of the station, offering a wide range of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes. Away from the shops, Beckenham is characterised by a number of green spaces, including Kelsey Park to south of the town centre, Beckenham Place Park to the north, and Beckenham Green, which is the closest to the station. Beckenham Place Park is part of the South East London Green Chain long-distance footpath.