Erith can be found in the London borough of Bexley, right next to the River Thames on the border next to Dartford.

It is home to both Erith and Slade Green train stations, offering quick links to London despite not having a tube station.

It has lots of schools and is close to the river and is on the outskirt of London for those wanting accessibility to the city but a slower-paced lifestyle.

Erith Playhouse is the largest public theatre in Bexley and is a non-professional repertory theatre run completely by members.

It is based in Erith’s High Street and opened back on July 27, 1913, to show silent movies.

While it has been through periods of closure of the years, during World War Two amateur and professional theatre groups were encouraged to provide entertainment for local communities.

So, groups in Erith took to the stage to keep people entertained.

Until June 1, The Doctor in Spite of Himself will be on stage at Erith Playhouse – it is described as a play about “a bogus doctor who creates comical mayhem in this classic Moliere farce”.

From June 24 – 29, performances of Stepping Out, a play with music, will be on stage at the theatre.

The show is “warm and funny” and is about the lives of a group of women attending tap dancing classes together.

According to TripAdvisor, a must-see attraction in Erith is Our Lady of the Angels Church.

It runs regular events, such as the Rock Choir “Summer Sing” on June 14, a film and pizza night on June 21 and a Parish BBQ on July 7.

Kassiopi Cove Indoor Soft Play Centre is a popular spot for parents and children on the weekends.

It is a pirate themed indoor soft play centre aiming to give kids “an amazing and stimulating experience”.

The name Kassiopi comes from a place in Greece where owners of the soft play centre would often go on holiday.

They thought it was fitting since Erith is a harbour town, just like Kassiopi.

Another popular spot in Erith is The Exchange which can be found underneath Erith library.

It is a community-owned organisation that uses the heritage of Erith’s Old Library to inspire new community-led programmes.

This includes craft workshops, events, concerts, history trails and conversations about what people would like Erith to look like.

There is also a garden, designed by Sarah Price, and a range of house plants are on offer to buy for anyone looking to take a piece of Erith home with them.

Erith is a neighbourhood that is not short of pubs, especially ones with beer gardens as summer approaches.

According to CAMRA, the pubs in Erith with beer gardens include Running Horses, Duke, Corner Pin and Brewer’s Arms.

According to Rightmove, the average house price in Erith over the last year was £389,103.

The majority of these sales were reportedly terraced properties, selling for an average of £385,153.

This was a five per cent decrease from the previous year.

However, according to RentLondonFlat, Bexley is the London borough with the cheapest rent in the city – making Erith one of the more affordable places to live for many.