Venues

What's on, and how to get there

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Age Concern Centre, High Street A cafe and meeting complex available for hire, located centrally next to Sainsbury's in Chislehurst High Street.  
     
The Bickley Formerly The Bickley Arms, this old Inn has undergone a radical transformation. It is on Chislehurst Road at the bottom of Old Hill, close to Chislehurst Caves and the Railway Station.  
     
The Bull's Head Hotel, Royal Parade

This old coaching Inn, and its predecessors, has been at the centre of Chislehurst life probably for as long as there has been a village here.The present regency building is ideal as the venue of the first known performance of The Toy Shop in Chislehurst.

 
     
Camden Place Formerly the home of Lord Camden and later the deposed Emperor Napoleon III and his family, this wonderful building is now a golf club. Unfortunately we have not been able to mount any events here, although it will be open briefly as part of the London Open House Weekend.  
     
Chislehurst Commons Fabulous and unique, our Commons will be host to The Big Draw, The Chislehurst Chase (Fun Run), and the Family Fair. The Commons extend through and around the town, and there are four main areas - between the High Street and Royal Parade, between the High Street and Camden Place, behind Royal Parade, and to the south, where they are known as St Pauls Cray Commons.  
     
Christ Church, Lubbock Road The Link is a new community area linking Christ Church with its Church Hall. It is an imaginative development and a great venue for a wide variety of events.  
     
Farringtons School An Independent Day and Boarding School on Perry Street, with well-equiped and extensive grounds behind. Ferens Hall is a large meeting and performance hall with excellent acoustics.  
     
The Legion, Belmont Lane A private club, formerly the British Legion  
     
Chislehurst Library The library was built between the two world wars on Red Hill. It is a key feature of our community, with friendly and helpful staff, and it boasts meeting rooms and other facilities in addition to the books, music and other features of a public library.  
     
Livingstone House A mid Victorian Villa in Beechcroft, off Willow Grove, with well maintained gardens, lovely interior and unrivalled views over Chislehurst Commons. Now owned by the Unification Church.  
     
The Methodist Church, Prince Imperial Road Chislehurst Methodist Church, built by 1870, is undertaking a radical and exciting re-appraisal of the use of its space. A model of the proposed changes will be on view on the weekend 19/20 September.  
     
The Recreation Ground Our own sports and recreation ground accessible from Red Hill (behind the Library), Empress Drive, and Walden Road.  
     
St Mary's Church A village church, built in 1854 on land given by the owner of Coopers opposite. Napoleon III was buried here in 1873, and a new chapel was erected to house his remains. The illegitimate son of Charles Parnell is one of the more interesting graves in the churchyard.  
     
St Nicholas Church, Church Lane A church has stood on this spot for at least 900 years. It has been a focal point for Chislehurst residents throughout its history and is well-situated on the Commons by the Cockpit. The village hall is 200 yards away in Church Lane.  
     

St Patrick's Church, Red Hill

Originally Chislehurst's cinema, St Patrick's Church was converted in the 1960s to the second RC church in Chislehurst. The projection room was converted into an organ loft. The Hall behind the church, in Albany Road, is used for a number of community events.  
     
Scadbury Park Formerly owned by the Lord of the Manor, it was brought into public ownership in 1976 by Bromley Council. The Friends of Scadbury is a group of local enthusiasts who help maintain the area. They have a walk arranged for 16 September at 10am, just before the Festival. ODAS have an annual open day at the site of the moated manor which can be reached via the footpath which circles the Park. This year their open weekend is on 12/13 September. Click here for more details.  
     
2gether, 103 High Street A charity shop in the heart of Chislehurst High Street, 2gether has now been open for 5 years!  Selling everything from books, videos, accessories, bric-a-brac and fashion to music and coffee!