Chislehurst’s fine wooden village sign stands on the little green at the junction of Bromley Road and Bromley Lane, opposite a line of shops known as Royal Parade. The sign depicts Queen Elizabeth I in the act of knighting Thomas Walsingham (1561-1630), who lived nearby at Scadbury Park, which is now a popular nature reserve. A royal courtier, Walsingham was a friend of the playwright Christopher Marlowe and related to Elizabeth’s spymaster, Francis Walsingham, who was born at Scadbury.

There are two shopping centres - the High Street and Royal Parade. The High Street has Sainsbury’s and independent shops including Wrattens mini-department store, Annabel’s gift shop, fashion boutiques and Louis Baron for interior design. Royal Parade has French linen shop Yves Delorme, a village store and butcher.

Lorraine Gatward "It has one of the latest trains back from London – the 00.50 – which means you can make a real night of it. Brilliant connections: Gatwick airport, the coast, Bluewater and the M25 are all very close. Much cheaper than some places such as nearby Blackheath."

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Rail: Chislehurst station provides direct links to every major station across the south of the city. Trains to Charing Cross take half an hour and it’s just over 20 minutes to London Bridge. Bickley station also runs services to London, taking just 30 minutes to Victoria.

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Chislehurst is regarded as an affluent area and one of the most expensive places to live in South East London. Chislehurst West may be found by going towards Mottingham and this area includes the biggest of the ponds and the High Street which has many pubs and restaurants. Chislehurst West was previously known as "Pricking" and "Prickend".

Chislehurst Common (and nearby St Paul's Cray Common) were saved from development in 1888 following campaigns by local residents. They were a popular destination for bank holiday trips in the early 20th century, and now provide a valuable green space. Nearby Petts Wood, Hawkwood and Scadbury have also been preserved as open spaces following local campaigns.

You have all been courteous and calm in the face of, what we consider, challenging circumstances in our house sale.

Schools Primaries: Red Hill, Chislehurst (St Nicholas) CofE and Montbelle all "good", Ofsted says, with Edgebury "outstanding". Secondaries: Coopers and Bullers Wood "good" with "outstanding" features, Beaverwood "good".

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You were always accommodating in conducting viewings at fairly short notice, easily contactable, always followed up for feedback and helped me to refine exactly what I was looking for.

I needed to move location within 48 hours and you managed to turn a viewing and offer into a move, within less than one working day. Very professional and you found me exactly what I needed. You were brilliant!

Wonderful aerial views of Chislehurst ponds and commons, filmed by DTV Productions.

From the beginning I was delighted with your approach and the confidence and positive energy you brought to the sale, as well as your obvious understanding of the market in general. Getting the asking price from cash buyers on the first day of viewings was pretty impressive too!

Sporty Chislehurst has cricket, tennis and golf clubs. There are Odeon and Empire multiplex cinemas, and the Churchill Theatre is in nearby Bromley.

We can only say how pleased we were with the final outcome and your services.

A water tower used to straddle the road from Chislehurst to Bromley until it was demolished in 1963 as one of the last acts of the Chislehurst and Sidcup UDC. It marked the entrance to the Wythes Estate in Bickley, but its narrow archway meant that double-decker buses were not able to be used on the route.

The Crown Inn boasts a central location in the picturesque village of Chislehurst, a short stroll from the woods and open spaces of Chislehurst Common.

The village of Ceosol Hyrst began life as a clearing in the wood. The Anglo Saxon descriptive place name is a reference to its appearance and not to a founder. The first element, Chisel or Chesil, indicates a stony or gravelly place with hurst, indicating woodland. Therefore Chislehurst literally means a stony wood, areas of which are still very much apparent today.

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Chislehurst station serves the area with services to London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street, Orpington and Sevenoaks via Orpington. Chislehurst is served by many Transport for London bus services linking it with areas including Beckenham, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Catford, Eltham, Hither Green, Lewisham, Mottingham, North Greenwich, Orpington, Sidcup, St Mary Cray and Woolwich.

You’ve been truly fantastic throughout the process and have always kept us informed, updated and confident in the knowledge that you were working hard on our behalf at all times. When the chain began to weaken you advised us and jumped on it quickly, we couldn’t have asked for more.

Chislehurst (/ˈtʃɪzəlˈhɜːrst/) is an affluent suburban district in south east London, England and a part of the London Borough of Bromley. It borders the London Boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich, and lies east of Bromley and south west of Sidcup. It is 10.5 miles (16.9 km) south east of Charing Cross.

Cycle: The area’s green spaces afford plenty of opportunities for family bike rides, while Chislehurst’s hills offer up challenges to local road cycling clubs. Brompton folding bikes are a familiar sight on commuter trains into central London.

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The Crown Inn has seven stylish en suite bedrooms, several offering stunning views over Chislehurst Common, and some with private balconies.

Offering free wifi for all customers, it’s a great choice for a working lunch, and also has seven stylish en suite guestrooms, making it the perfect base for leisure or business travellers. Ir also has a spacious function suite with its own bar, perfect for corporate events or family celebrations.

Mead Road Infants and Bullers Wood girls’ secondary academy, have “outstanding” Ofsted ratings. Chislehurst School for Girls is rated “good”, as is co-ed Coopers School. The nearest co-ed grammar school is Chislehurst and Sidcup in nearby Sidcup.

Events: Families in Chislehurst will never be short of something to do, with numerous events held all year round on the Commons. A highlight is Chislehurst Rocks, a free family friendly music festival held at Chislehurst’s recreational ground featuring bands, stalls and a bouncy castle.

Thank you for your professional and efficient service. You were always patient, professional and fairly considered the best interests of all parties.

Dating back to 1874, the traditional inn is renowned for its delicious menu and authentic Kentish cask ales.

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Getting away: To travel further afield, Gatwick Airport is a 40 minute drive away.

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Chislehurst and St Paul’s Cray Commons are largely wooded, but attempts are being made to re-establish heathland. The London Loop long walking trail runs through Scadbury Park nature reserve and St Paul’s Cray Common.

We are very happy with the professional way in which you have dealt with us. Your quick responses are always reassuring especially as we are based in Italy. You are very knowledgeable in all aspects of the property market.

Chislehurst boasts an excellent selection of pubs and restaurants. The Rambler’s Rest in Mill Place and the Sydney Arms in Perry Street are two such pubs, both of which are listed buildings dating back to the 1800′s.

Market values Detacheds: £800,000-£4m (supersize); £650,000-£800,000 (large); £400,000-£650,000. Semis, £285,000-£650,000. Terraces, £250,000-£450,000. Flats, £170,000-£475,000.

I was instantly taken with your professional, yet personal approach. You already had a buyer in mind and the flat didn’t even go on the open market before a good offer was made. I will not hesitate to use KFH again.