Lying at the heart of Bexley town centre in southeast London, Bexley station sits within London Travelcard Zone 6, and serves Dartford, Gravesend and Lewisham to the east, and Cannon Street and Charing Cross to the west.
Built in 1866, the station was a busy throughway for trains carrying farming produce in its early years. The level of freight traffic grew and grew, culminating in the extension of the station’s platforms to accommodate ten-carriage trains. Today, the goods sidings are closed, but the original station buildings still serve as a reminder of its agricultural past.
Despite Bexley’s relatively suburban location, the borough is home to several large open spaces – it maintains over 100 parks, including the Erith Marshes and the picturesque Foots Cray Meadows. The town itself is has a small, pleasant main shopping street and a handful of historic landmarks, including the Grade I-listed stately home Hall Place, about a mile east of the station.