Area Guide to Crayford

Area Guide to Crayford

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Crayford is located in the Borough of Bexley between Bexleyheath and Dartford. Its name was founded due to it being developed by the river Cray near a ford that is no longer used.

This is a place with deep historic roots. Paleolithic, Neolithic, Roman, Saxon and Norman. The battle of Crayford, circa AD456, played a key role in the formation of the Kingdom of England when the Anglo-Saxons (although some sources say the Jutes!) under Hengest beat the Britons led by Prince Vortimer. Prince Vortimer was then poisoned by his step-mother. Another historic fact is that Crayford is mentioned in the Domesday Book.

Things To Do
Since 1937 Crayford has been hosting greyhound racing meetings at the Crayford Greyhound Track. This is one of the most popular greyhound race-tracks in the UK. The evening race events held on Tuesday and Saturday nights are great fun and a fantastic atmosphere.

Another very popular activity is The Geoffrey Whitworth Theatre, whose president is Sir Michael Gambon. The theatre offers great entertainment and good value for money.

For a bite to eat Assos restaurant is a spacious busy restaurant serving classics from around the Mediterranean.

Crayford also possesses multiple bars in which people can socialise over a drink and food. Some of these include: Penny Farthing and The Crayford Arms.

Local schools in the area are Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy and St. Paulinus Church Of England Primary School.


Crayford train station is on the Southeastern service to London Canon Street (via Sidcup and Lewisham), London Charing Cross (via Sidcup), London Cannon Street (via Woolwich, Arsenal and Greenwich, Dartford and Gravesend).

The average train time from Crayford to central London is 43 minutes.

Crayford has three Transport For London bus services;

? 96 to Woolwich via Bexleyheath and Welling and to Bluewater vi Dartford.
? 492 to Sidcup via Bexleyheath and to Bluewater via Dartford.
? 428 to Erith and Bluewater via Dartford

Why not read about some other local areas that we cover such as; Bexley, Bexleyheath, Sidcup, Belvedere, Dartford, Erith, Abbey Wood or Welling.