Bellingham, Kent

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Bellingham, Kent
St Dunstans church, Bellingham (geograph 1942605).jpg
St Dunstan's Church, Bellingham
Grid reference: TQ375715
Location: 51°25’52"N, 0°1’28"W
Population: 14,775  (2011 (ward)[1])
Post town: London
Postcode: SE6
Dialling code: 020
Local Government
Council: Lewisham
Lewisham West and Penge

Bellingham is an area Metropolitan Kent, to the south of Catford and north-west of Beckenham.

The Bellingham Estate is an LCC cottage estate bordered to the east and west by railway lines running south from Catford. Along the south it is bordered by Southend Lane, the A2218 main road. The River Ravensbourne runs through Bellingham, although it is either underground or part of a man-made section of the river. The Prime Meridian passes to the east of Bellingham.

Randlesdown Road serves as a mini 'High Street' for Bellingham providing a local supermarket, men's and women's hair dressers, dry cleaner, off licence, news agent, fish and chip shop, pub, various takeaways and a recently built gym (situated on Bellingham playing fields). It is known for being a very multicultural area


Bellingham station serves the area with services to Kentish Town (London Blackfriars on Sundays) via Catford and to Sevenoaks via Swanley. Bellingham is served by many Transport for London buses connecting it with areas including Beckenham, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Catford, Central London, Greenwich, Shoreditch, Camberwell, Bermondsey, Deptford, Elephant & Castle, Brockley, Lewisham, New Cross, Orpington, Peckham and Woolwich.


Plaque showing former home of heavyweight boxing champion Henry Cooper at 120 Farmstead Road, Bellingham