Area Guide to Erith

Area Guide to Erith

Estate Agents in Erith
Erith is located in South East London in the Borough of Bexley on the South Bank of the river Thames.

Erith has some of the lowest property prices in London which is, probably, due largely to the remote location on the very edge of the city.

Until the 1850’s Erith was a small riverside port that became much larger when King Henry VIII decided to open a naval dockyard there. In 1515 the Kings famous warship, Henri Grace a Dieu was built there.

The decline in industry has seen the area underdo a large amount of regeneration including a large number of riverside apartments, town houses and maisonettes.

Things To Do
Erith Playhouse is a Theatre located in Central Erith near the Riverside offering a wide variety of performances.

Erith Riverside Shopping Centre is located in the centre of Erith with over 35 retailers. The shopping centre offers Independent retailers to well know high street shops.

Erith offers good walks along the Thames and the Riverside Gardens.

Riverside Fish & Steak House is worth a visit for traditional Fish & Chips.

Erith has a claim to fame in having the longest pier in London.

Additionally, Erith contains a rich heritage with The Running Horses pub from the 1830s. Although largely rebuilt in the 1930s and then surviving a bombing raid in 1940 which blew out the windows and most of the roof-tiles, it still retains much of its vintage history with a high ceiling roof and unique decor.

Erith has its own railway station on the Southeastern service to Dartford, Gillingham, Gravesend, London Charing Cross and London Cannon Street.

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

Erith has good bus routes with London Bus routes 99, 229, 428, 469, B12 and N89.

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