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Getting to the Red House, Bexleyheath

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Getting to the Red House, Bexleyheath

I'm trying to work out the best way to get to the National Trust property the Red House, and it seems to be a bit of a pig of a place to get to easily. We'll be coming from East Sussex, either via the Hastings railway line, or by car. It would be good to leave the car for once and use the train, but is there any better way than to travel all the way into London Bridge and then out again on a different line to Bexleyheath station (and according to the NT's website, the station is 3/4 mile away as well)? By car it seems like a bit of a pain, and again, the website says that the nearest parking is in Danson Park, a mile away. Can any locals offer tips on any alternative options?

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1. Re: Getting to the Red House, Bexleyheath

If you choose to travel by train, the change at London Bridge for the train out to Bexleyheath is by way of a footbridge and trains depart at about 6 to 8 minute intervals. You could take a bus for part of the journey upon reaching Bexleyheath station. You may want to consider asking for a one-day zone 1 to 6 travelcard plus the return fare to the boundary of zone 6, which will cover the train and bus fares for your journey to the Red House. You'll also be covered for all other rail, bus, tube, Overground and DLR journeys within those zones for the day. You do not mention on what day you plan to travel, however, please visit http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/ which should help you. You need to enter 'Red House Lane' as your destination and change the pull-down menu to 'address'. When the results are displayed, note two icons under the heading 'maps': select the one that is not the adobe PDF icon to view an animation of the journey - it starts after pressing the 'wizard' button..

The car park to which the NT website refers is presumably the one that is in Danson Park and accessed off Danson Road, which itself leads away from the Danson Interchange on the A2. The entrance to the car park is to all intents part of a crossroads and its opposite arm is Bean Road which leads into Red House Lane. Google Map's 0.6 miles strikes me as more realistic and about half of that is retracing your steps through the park back to Danson Road.

Otherwise, the Red House is situated amongst a fairly dense network of suburban roads. I suppose you could try for on-street parking on a nearby road, but note that there are waiting and loading restrictions on Red House Lane itself in the immediate area of the Red House. You are still likely to be facing a walk from car to Red House. All things considered, in your position I would make my choice from one of the two options that you began with.

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2. Re: Getting to the Red House, Bexleyheath

You will have to go to one of the London stations in order to come to Bexleyheath then it is 35-45 minutes depending on the station you depart from. The walk for an average fit person is about 15-20 minutes from Bexleyheath Station.

You will walk in almost a straight line until you cross Bexleyheath Broadway (the main high street) into Upton Road and the next turning is Red House Lane, which is where Red House is situated. Here is the google maps link https://goo.gl/maps/qdB46Ymei8P2 having been there a couple of times it is worth a visit for both the gardens and the tour. The team rooms serve good portions of cake and tea for a reasonable price.

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3. Re: Getting to the Red House, Bexleyheath

OP travelled over 3 years ago...........

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