More about Crofton Park...
Crofton Park, originally an agricultural hamlet, rapidly expanded in the 1890s with the arrival of a new railway line. The station was called Crofton Park which gave the area its modern-day name. Crofton Park has a countryside feel with direct access to many walks and is also home to Blythe Hill, from which you can take in spectacular views across Canary Wharf and the City. This means that as local estate agents, Crofton Park provides us some affordable properties with great vistas and pretty gardens to offer buyers.
Crofton Park is a vibrant residential area with a strong sense of community, which makes it appealing to young families. The area has its own community website along with several local clubs and groups who organise walks, activities and annual events such as the Crofton Park Carnival. Commuters too are drawn to the area because of its great transport links and as a local letting agent, SE4 is an area where we have seen increased demand for rental properties.
Architecture in Crofton Park is historic and there are several notable buildings including The Rivoli Ballroom, the only intact 1950s ballroom in London. It is worth a visit just to experience the sumptuous décor and atmosphere of a glitzy bygone era. St. Hilda’s Church was built in 1907 and is now Grade II listed. It is one of the best examples of an Edwardian church in London and is now home to dance classes, exercise classes and children’s groups.
Nightlife in Crofton Park is low-key and centred around traditional pubs like The Brockley Jack, which was established in the 19th century and once a favourite haunt of local highwaymen. There is a good selection of eateries in the area including Arlo & Moe’s which is a 1950s-themed cafe serving light snacks and lunches.