Albany Park, Bexley

Albany Park is an area in south east London, England, within the London Borough of Bexley. It is located 12.0 miles (19 km) south east of Charing Cross. Located midway between Sidcup and Bexley, Albany Park is situated on high ground overlooking the valleys of the River Cray and the River Shuttle.[1]

Albany Park

Road in Albany Park
Albany Park
Location within Greater London
OS grid referenceTQ478728
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBEXLEY
Postcode districtDA5
Post townSIDCUP
Postcode districtDA14
Dialling code020
UK Parliament
London Assembly
List of places
51.4264°N 0.1026°E / 51.4264; 0.1026

Originally a rural area used as farmland, the settlement was established by a commercial housing developer, New Ideal Homesteads, during the 1930s. They built two estates at the site, Albany Park Estate and Royal Park Estate, which were sold at cheap prices to working-class families emigrating from Inner London. The company also brought about the foundation of Albany Park railway station in 1935, providing transport links to the estates along the Dartford Loop Line. Following decades saw a number of schools and both a Baptist church hall and an Anglican church constructed in the area, the latter of which has attracted attention for its architectural innovation.

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