Destination | Bromley Walks and Tours

Reimagine – On The Common

29 June 2024

11:00 -12:30

A guided walking tour around an historic survivor of Penge Common, seen through the eyes of the people who once lived here.

A one-hour stroll around 13 acres of public park which was once part of the ancient Penge Common; now surrounded by 19th century villas, 1970s social housing and the last remains of the Croydon Canal. The quirks of history somehow allowed Betts Park to survive enclosure, a Victorian land-grab, and heavy WW2 bombing. Join a relaxing walk through the park to hear the story of why it exists and tales of the commoners engulfed by a new world. The tour is free and suitable for people with limited mobility. Dogs are welcome, there is plenty of space for picnicking and a playground for the kids. If you enjoy the tour, you can make a donation to Friends of Betts Park which will help us with future improvements.

Image: Alan Pottinger

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Betts Park

Anerley Road,
SE20 8TQ

The tour will start at the high end of the park near where Anerley Road crosses the canal. There is free on-street parking in adjacent roads. The nearest railway station is Anerley (zone 4), served by the Overground-Windrush line. The nearest tram stop is Birkbeck. Bus stops Y and U are served by bus numbers 157, 354 and 358.

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Wheelchair accessible
Level Access and Automatic Doors (or No Doors)
Assistance dogs welcome
Quiet Space

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View the LFA accessibility policy here

All paths in the park are hard-surface with no steps and some gentle inclines. There is one steeper incline to reach the canal which can be circumvented via an alternative path.

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