With a busy town centre, a great leisure offer and a new housing opportunities, Crayford is fast becoming the place to be. Find out more about the excellent transport links and fun things to do using the links below:
Businesses in Crayford have enjoyed an increase in profit and employment over the last three years. Local business owners report that they enjoy good links with business networks and a supportive relationship with the Council.
Also close to the Town Centre is the Acorn Industrial Park which has attracted businesses such as Travis Perkins and Everest Windows. It offers versatile spaces and a good town centre location for businesses both large and small.
Crayford currently has a vacancy rate of 12.1%, (2016) and has an average weekly footfall of 5,030 (September 2016).
It is easy to get to Crayford from surrounding areas such as Woolwich, Bexleyheath and Dartford on the frequent local buses. A local bus map is available for the town centre.
There is also a train station with a frequent, direct service Cannon Street and Charing Cross. Visitors from Kent will also be able to hop on a train at Gillingham, Gravesend and Dartford and arrive straight into the town centre. Rail travel to and from Crayford is easier than ever since a new walkway from the station has been added, leading passengers into the town centre. Use the widget to the right to find out how to get there!
Driving to Crayford is also easy as it's close to the A2 (less than two miles) and easily accessible by road from the M25. Sainsbury’s customers can enjoy ample free parking on site and there are also plenty of spaces for shoppers in Tower Retail Park along with on-street parking around Waterside Gardens.
Renters in Crayford enjoy average weekly rental prices below the London median, further detail available here.
Crayford has a variety of shops from small independent retailers to big national chains. You’re sure to find what you’re looking for or simply enjoy a browse!
Crayford Dogs is a popular night out in south east London. The race track is very near to the town centre and offers great deals on parties and special occasions.
GEOFFREY WHITWORTH THEATRE
Situated in Beech Walk, Crayford, the Geoffrey Whitworth Theatre has been entertaining Bexley folk for over 50 years. After humble beginnings with a group of passionate players in 1948, the theatre now has over 1700 members and regularly produces a variety of plays from modern classics to age-old family favourites. Their next big hit will be The Thrill of Love, showing in March.
Europa Gym provides top quality facilities for local youngsters to realise their sporting potential in weightlifting, gymnastics and dance. Visitors can use the state of the art facility to train or attend a plethora of regular classes held at the gym. Why not give it a go and join the company of commonwealth weightlifting gold winner Zoe Smith from Abbey Wood who trained at the gym.
THE PENNY FARTHING MICROPUB
The Penny Farthing is a popular micropub in the Waterside area of Crayford, and for real ale lovers it is a must see. Bev from the Penny Farthing says: 'We offer an environment where the art of conversation is being brought back to life, there is no lager or spirits, no music, no televisions, no fruit machines, no food. Just people chatting and enjoying real ale poured directly from the cask, which can be seen via the viewing window!' Don’t miss the Penny Farthing if you are heading to Crayford for the day – they offer a warm welcome and an ever-changing selection of real ales and wines.
LIBRARY AND COMMUNITY CENTRE
Crayford's state-of-the-art library holds regular events for adults and children including storytelling, reading groups and the popular ‘Stitch and Sew’ group.
CRAYFORD COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS FORUM
Crayford Community and Business Forum brings together businesses and members of the local community.
For more information or to get involved, click here to contact the Forum