Whats On In and Around Erith
Erith is a town situated in the North of the London Borough of Bexley with a population of around 11,400. The town which sits on the River Thames, is within easy access to the M25, Dartford Tunnel and the A2-M2. Giving access to the North of the River or in to the beautiful Kent countryside and coastal towns. There are various bus routes servicing Erith making it easy to travel across the borough. You will find Meyer House Care Home on the 229 bus route which runs from Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup through to Thamesmead. Erith is also serviced by its own railway station (which arrived in 1849) making travel into London or down into Kent accessible. In Erith town centre you will find The Town Hall, The Riverside Shopping Centre and to the back of this by the River is a Morrison’s Supermarket. Morrison’s is built on the site of the old deep wharf transforming the main industrial area of Erith giving the town an attractive new riverfront complete with its pier, boasted to be the longest pier on the River Thames.
The whole of Bexley Borough boasts a list of famous people that were either born, went to school or lived in the area, such as: Steve Backley, Sir Quentin Blake, Kate Bush, Sir Michael Gambon, Roald Dahl, Michael Crawford, Sir Roger Moore, Sheila Hancock, Dorothy Squires, Lennox Lewis, Delia Smith, Douglas MacMillan, William Morris, Denis Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, Sir Hiram Maxim to name but a few.
Nearby Hotels to Meyer House Care Home
If you are planning to visit our Care Home in Erith or you’re visiting a relative or friend living with us, you might consider a night’s stop over at a nearby Bed & Breakfast or Hotel. There are various hotels reasonably close to Erith and Meyer House Care Home:
The Marriott Hotel Bexleyheath is 2.8 miles from Erith, situated in Bexleyheath at the top of Gravel Hill, on the opposite corner to the London Borough of Bexley Council offices.
The Holiday Inn in Bexley is 3.2 miles from Erith and is situated just off the A2 in Bexley – five minutes from Bexley Village, and five minutes from Bexley Train Station.
The Premier Inn Bexleyheath is a newly built hotel, which is 3.4 miles from Erith, situated in Albion Road which runs behind the Mall Shopping Centre Bexleyheath.
Crossness Pumping Station
The Crossness Pumping Station is a former sewage pumping station designed by the Metropolitan Board of Works, at the eastern end of the Southern Outfall Sewer in the London Borough of Bexley, between 1859 and 1865. The Beam Engine House is a Grade 1 Listed Industrial Building constructed in the Romanesque style and features some of the most spectacular ornamental Victorian cast ironwork to be found today, described by Nikolaus Pevsner described as “a masterpiece of engineering – a Victorian cathedral of ironwork”.
Visit the Crossness Pumping Station website for more information.
Lesnes Abbey is a former Abbey, now ruined, in Abbeywood. The ancient monument lies adjacent to Lesnes Abbey Woods – a local nature reserve. Lesnes Abbey was founded in 1178 by Richard de Luci, Chief Justiciar of England and was dedicated to St Mary and St Thomas the Martyr. De Luci, who had supported Henry II in his dispute with Thomas Becket, which ended with Becket’s murder in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170, probably founded it as an act of penance. In 1179, de Luci resigned his office as Chief Justiciar and spent the last three months of his life in retirement at the Abbey. He was buried in the chapter house.
Danson House is a beautifully restored Georgian villa whose sumptuous interiors tell the story of a country-house built for entertainment. Designed and built around 1766 for a sugar merchant, the House original stood on 600 acres of grounds – 200 acres of which now form Danson Park. The house is currently used for public functions including weddings and is open to the public on certain days. The estate’s stable block is now a public house – the Danson Stables. Danson House is a wonderful place to visit and enjoy some English history, among the beautiful grounds and great outdoors.
Danson Park is the only park of its kind to be found in the Bexley Borough, situated on Danson Road between Bexleyheath and Welling. It used to be the formal grounds of Danson House which sits at the top of the park and is now run as a public park by Bexley Council. Danson Park is designated Grade II on the English Heritage register of parks and gardens of special historical interest. Danson house also has a lovely tea room, a must visit for some light refreshment. You will also find a restaurant in Danson Stables which can be found in the top part of the park near the car-park.
The Red House
The Red House is a building of extraordinary architectural and social significance – it was home to the iconic writer, artist, craftsman and socialist William Morris. Designed by Philip Webb and completed in 1860, it is the only house commissioned, created and lived in by William Morris, founder of the Arts & Crafts movement. In addition to unique examples of William Morris’ designs, furniture, decorations and patterns, you can enjoy the bold architecture and fascinating gardens, and the quaint tea room which can be found in the original kitchen of the house.
Hall Place and Gardens
Hall Place is a beautiful Tudor house which sits among some magnificent gardens on the banks of the River Cray in Bexley. There is a hot house and small garden centre in the grounds which are worth a visit. There are also two separate attractions that you have to pay separately to view, within the grounds of Hall Place – they are Jambs Owls and The Butterfly Jungles Experience and plant shop which are both new to hall place in 2015. There is a great tea room where you can sit and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a choice of wonderful cakes and light meals.
Visit the Hall Place and Gardens website for more information.