Discover the Best of Sidcup: Must-Visit Attractions and Activities

May 01, 2024

Discover the Best of Sidcup: Must-Visit Attractions and Activities

Sidcup is a suburban town in Greater London, bordering the London Boroughs of Bromley and Greenwich. Once a part of Kent, it became a part of Greater London upon its creation in 1965. There are many things to do in Sidcup but it is also perfectly located for both city and countryside adventures.

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Within this article we are going to talk about some of the best things to do in Sidcup so, whether you are local or a visitor, you can enjoy the unique charm of the town. 

1. Visit Lamorbey Park

Lamorbey Park is thought to date back to mediaeval times but the earliest recorded owner of the estate is Thomas Sparrow, who built a house there in 1495. The park is now 140 acres that sits around the Grade II listed Lamerobey House, which was rebuilt in the early 18th century. 

The modern day park has a large variety of birds, with 105 species of birds being recorded there. There are also many beautiful gardens for you to look around so it is a wonderful thing to do in Sidcup for nature lovers. 

2. Explore Sidcup Place

Sidcup Place began life in 1743 as a star-shaped fort. Over the centuries it saw many changes and extensions but no changes as great as going from fort to manor house to its modern day use as a pub. 

The Star pub is now situated within the building so you can enjoy the beautiful 18th century architecture whilst having a drink and some food. If you love history and/or going to the pub, Sidcup Place should be top of your list of things to do in Sidcup. 

3. Stroll through Foots Cray Meadows

Foots Cray Meadows is another part of Sidcup that is steeped in history. Archaeologists have found evidence that Foots Cray Meadows history dates back to the Mesolithic period as they have found evidence of controlled burnings that date back to this period. Flint blades, knives, harpoons and spears have been found, revealing that people were occupying the east bank of the River Cray up to 10,000 years ago.

In modern day, Foots Cray Meadows is a lovely place to visit as you will be able to bask in the beauty of nature by going on a walk through the meadows or by sitting and having a picnic. It is also an excellent place to spot wildlife so it is a perfect thing to do in Sidcup for wildlife lovers. 

4. Enjoy a Round of Golf at Sidcup Golf Club

Sidcup Golf Club formed in 1891, after the opening of the South Eastern Railway resulted in more city workers living in the area. Changes in the fifties and seventies have led the club to being smaller than it once was but it is still ranked as the 8th most senior club in Kent. It’s rich history also means that it has helped in the development of golf as we know it today as Sidcup Golf Course took part in the vote that led to St Andrews becoming the home of golf and contributed to the necessary funds required to keep “The Open” going from the turn of the century. 

The golf club has a clubhouse where you can enjoy food and a drink after your round of golf. They have memberships available so if you love golf and are local to the area, this would be the perfect place to join. They do have a dress code though so make sure you give it a read before you go for your first game. 

5. Visit the Sidcup Library and Cinema

Sidcup Library reopened in 2022 and it now also has a cafe and is within the same building as a three screen cinema. 

The cafe and cinema are aptly named the Sidcup Storyteller and it is wonderful that you can enjoy so many forms of stories all under one roof. All whilst having a nice cup of tea alongside.

Definitely a wonderful place to visit for any book or film lovers. 

6. Shop at the Sidcup High Street and Beyond

If you love shopping, then Sidcup High Street is the destination for you. Filled with well-known stores, independent shops and pubs and cafes, Sidcup High Street is a place where you can really make a day of it. 

Top Things To Do In Sidcup

There are so many great things to do in Sidcup that they will be something for everyone to enjoy. From places steeped in history, to a great place to grab a book and see a film to beautiful areas of natural beauty, Sidcup has it all.

We hope that we have encouraged you to give Sidcup a visit or, if you are local, we hope you are now excited to give your hometown an exploration. 

If you are local to Sidcup and find yourself in need of self storage, please click here to find information on our Sidcup store. 

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