Place:Beckenham, Kent, England

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NameBeckenham
TypeDistrict
Coordinates51.406361°N 0.02425°W
Located inKent, England     ( - 1965)
Also located inGreater London, England     (1965 - )
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Beckenham is a town in South East London within the London Borough of Bromley, England. It borders the London Borough of Lewisham. It lies north west of Bromley and is located 8.4 miles (13.5 km) south east of Charing Cross. Until the coming of the railway in 1857, Beckenham was a small village in the county of Kent with almost completely rural surroundings: once a family of entrepreneurs began the building of villas here, its population soared from 2000 to 26,000 during 1850–1900 and throughout the rest of the twentieth century. The current population is nearly 82,000.[1] Today it is very much in London suburbia, although some of the grand houses of the early days remain.

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