5 things to see and do in...Sundridge Park

5 things to see and do in...Sundridge Park

5 things to see and do in...Sundridge Park

First published in Leisure latest news News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , leisure editor

Sunny Sundridge Park is not huge but there’s plenty going on and it’s all pretty damn refined  - where should you go and what should you see?

Vibe’s here to help.

Don’t agree with our list or think we’ve missed something? You’re probably right; leave a comment below to set us straight.

Swanky sports

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Sundridge Park is home to both a golf club and a Lawn Tennis and Squash Rackets Club. The former has two immaculate 18-hole courses while the latter is set in six acres of grounds with 19 tennis courts – including eight grass and four clay – and four squash courts.

Curry that’s a cut above

News Shopper: Cinnamon Culture - Bromley

Cinnamon Culture is the country’s only Indian restaurant in the 2014 Michelin guide and it’s not the sort you wander in for a boozy korma after a night in the pub. There’s no dodgy 70s decor, instead it’s formal dining and gorgeous food. Read our review here.

Grab a coffee

News Shopper:

Lavender House Cafe is an award-winner and kid friendly, with an outdoor play area and games for kids. Perfect for takeaways, snacks or afternoon teas.

Pick up something for the house

News Shopper:

It seems that about half the shops in Sundridge Park are for picking up nic-nacs for your home. There are a couple of interiors shops with some beautiful pieces and the excellent Sundridge Park Antiques is full of excellent finds.

Thanks a bunch

News Shopper:

Elliza Wade Florist has some lovely plants, flowers and ornaments to brighten your home, garden and day.

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9:14am Wed 30 Jul 14

Citygirl83 says...

Don't know if it is still there but just down from the station used to be a lovely curry house call Raj Moni, I would highly recommend that!
Don't know if it is still there but just down from the station used to be a lovely curry house call Raj Moni, I would highly recommend that! Citygirl83
  • Score: 3

11:34am Wed 30 Jul 14

Brook says...

Sundridge Barbers was recommended to me by a barber in Brockley when he retired. Owners Vaz and Lisa very friendly
Sundridge Barbers was recommended to me by a barber in Brockley when he retired. Owners Vaz and Lisa very friendly Brook
  • Score: 5

1:30pm Wed 30 Jul 14

goldenbroomboy says...

I wonder sometimes if NS journalists ever get outside of Petts Wood?

Sundridge Park is the PARK, the only homes on the same are restored Georgian Coach Houses at a price that would make your teeth fillings fall out. What you might call unaffordable housing.

The name of the village is Sundridge. If Jim ever went there he would see an ancient sign above the florists bearing the legend "Market Place" which is what Plaistow Grove used to be. There is also the top of Kings Meadow Rec within a short walking distance, and there is a pleasant walk to Elmstead Woods near the same. At the beginning of Plaistow Lane there is a small park named "Plaistow Green", when I was a kid this was the site of a school, so the area is actually slightly less urban than it was fifty years ago.

As for the Cinnamon, it is an improvement on it's previous incarnation which was run by gloomy Poles at rip off prices for small amounts of fare.
I wonder sometimes if NS journalists ever get outside of Petts Wood? Sundridge Park is the PARK, the only homes on the same are restored Georgian Coach Houses at a price that would make your teeth fillings fall out. What you might call unaffordable housing. The name of the village is Sundridge. If Jim ever went there he would see an ancient sign above the florists bearing the legend "Market Place" which is what Plaistow Grove used to be. There is also the top of Kings Meadow Rec within a short walking distance, and there is a pleasant walk to Elmstead Woods near the same. At the beginning of Plaistow Lane there is a small park named "Plaistow Green", when I was a kid this was the site of a school, so the area is actually slightly less urban than it was fifty years ago. As for the Cinnamon, it is an improvement on it's previous incarnation which was run by gloomy Poles at rip off prices for small amounts of fare. goldenbroomboy
  • Score: 2

9:31am Thu 31 Jul 14

Jim Palmer says...

Dear Mr Goldenbroomboy,

I refer you to the picture of the sign at the top of the story (which I took during my visit), which clearly says 'Sundridge Park Village'. It lead me to believe the village may be called Sundridge Park.

Within sight of the sign are Lavender House, Sundridge Antiques and Cinnamon Culture, so they're probably in the village, no?

Also, I do recall the station being called Sundridge Park. Similarly, the golf club is Sundridge Park Golf Club and the tennis club is Sundridge Park Lawn Tennis and Squash Rackets Club.

All the best,

Jim
Dear Mr Goldenbroomboy, I refer you to the picture of the sign at the top of the story (which I took during my visit), which clearly says 'Sundridge Park Village'. It lead me to believe the village may be called Sundridge Park. Within sight of the sign are Lavender House, Sundridge Antiques and Cinnamon Culture, so they're probably in the village, no? Also, I do recall the station being called Sundridge Park. Similarly, the golf club is Sundridge Park Golf Club and the tennis club is Sundridge Park Lawn Tennis and Squash Rackets Club. All the best, Jim Jim Palmer
  • Score: 7

11:12am Thu 31 Jul 14

goldenbroomboy says...

Dear Jim

The train station was named Sundridge Park because it is near the park. Originally there was just going to be one station on the branch line at Bromley North, but the man who owned most of Sundridge would not agree to the train tracks going through his land unless a train station was built on the same. That is why there are two stations only a quarter of a mile apart.

The local council ward is named Plaistow & Sundridge, not Plaistow & Sundridge Park. The shops you mention are within the village, not within the park! The local sports clubs are at liberty to name themselves as they see fit, "'Sundridge Park"" has more of a Brommers ring to it than "Sarf Ees Larndarn".

Yes the village sign is technically incorrect, but since the local shopkeepers paid for it themselves I did not think it a good idea to walk into their shops & give them a lecture.

Love & Kisses.
Dear Jim The train station was named Sundridge Park because it is near the park. Originally there was just going to be one station on the branch line at Bromley North, but the man who owned most of Sundridge would not agree to the train tracks going through his land unless a train station was built on the same. That is why there are two stations only a quarter of a mile apart. The local council ward is named Plaistow & Sundridge, not Plaistow & Sundridge Park. The shops you mention are within the village, not within the park! The local sports clubs are at liberty to name themselves as they see fit, "'Sundridge Park"" has more of a Brommers ring to it than "Sarf Ees Larndarn". Yes the village sign is technically incorrect, but since the local shopkeepers paid for it themselves I did not think it a good idea to walk into their shops & give them a lecture. Love & Kisses. goldenbroomboy
  • Score: 1

1:01pm Thu 31 Jul 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Citygirl83 wrote:
Don't know if it is still there but just down from the station used to be a lovely curry house call Raj Moni, I would highly recommend that!
It's still there.........just!
[quote][p][bold]Citygirl83[/bold] wrote: Don't know if it is still there but just down from the station used to be a lovely curry house call Raj Moni, I would highly recommend that![/p][/quote]It's still there.........just! sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 2

3:33pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Jim Palmer says...

Fair points, well made Mr Goldenbroomboy. Sounds like a moot point to me.
Fair points, well made Mr Goldenbroomboy. Sounds like a moot point to me. Jim Palmer
  • Score: 3

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