Well-Connected Travel Links
Bexley, like many other South London boroughs, is less well-connected than other areas of the capital when it comes to tube services. A promising development is that the Elizabeth Line opened last year, connecting Abbey Wood to Canary Wharf in just over ten minutes – half the previous journey time.
But residents of Bexley can opt for National Rail services or one of the many bus routes into central London to make up for this deficit, so it is still a convenient area to live for those who commute into central London, with good transport links.
London rents are much steeper than average, and this fact, along with the higher cost of living, has led to reports of tenants making the move out of London and into cheaper areas, including commuter towns. However, the lure of Greater London isn’t likely to fade completely any time soon. Less central areas of London, such as Bexley, can offer a good balance between proximity to the work and education opportunities in the capital and a relatively more affordable lifestyle.
Bexley is an outer London borough on the border of Kent, and it benefits from offering more green spaces than other areas of London. There are over 100 parks and open spaces, including Danson Park, which boasts 75 hectares of trees, a lake, and various facilities like watersports and boating.
The area is home to various cycle routes and a Thames Riverwalk. Bexley’s location also makes reaching Kent’s rolling hills and peaceful countryside a relatively easy journey.
Post-pandemic, proximity to green spaces has become an even more attractive feature of buying a UK rental property in the eyes of prospective tenants.
Take a look at our updated eco-investment guide for more on sustainability and the buy-to-let market!