Living in Penge area information and guide

Penge area overview

Penge in South east London is regarded as the ultimate commuter suburb. Indeed it has two stations, Penge East running into Victoria and Penge West going into London Bridge. It has quite a fruity history as a fashionable entertainment suburb in the 19th century - it was famous for having 25 pubs to the square mile, the Crooked Billet is by far the oldest. Famous residents include Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones, Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law and painter Camille Pissarro.

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Key statistics for
Penge SE20

Rentonomy Ratings1
Price:
Transport:
Shopping & Leisure:
£ £ £ £ £
People Profile1
Type:
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Global Fusion
< 20 years old
Republic of Ireland, Jamaica, India
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Penge?

Penge contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • Birkbeck (SE20 7)
  • Penge West (SE20 8)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Penge

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
Kent House
Southeastern
Victoria (19 min)
Anerley
Overground
Monument (25 min)
Penge West
Overground
Monument (23 min)
Birkbeck
Southern
London Bridge (32 min)
Penge East
Southeastern
Victoria (17 min)
Clock House
Southeastern
London Bridge (24 min)
New Beckenham
Southeastern
London Bridge (22 min)
Crystal Palace
Overground
Monument (26 min)
Elmers End
Southeastern
London Bridge (26 min)
Sydenham
Overground
Monument (21 min)
Beckenham Junction
Southeastern
Victoria (21 min)
Lower Sydenham
Southeastern
London Bridge (20 min)
Norwood Junction
Overground
Monument (24 min)
Gipsy Hill
Southern
Victoria (25 min)
Sydenham Hill
Southeastern
Victoria (14 min)
Beckenham Hill
Southeastern
Blackfriars (26 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: < 20 years old
 
<20
 
20 - 29
 
30 - 39
 
40 - 49
 
50 - 69
 
60 - 74
 
75+
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

12% of non-UK born population

Jamaica

10% of non-UK born population

India

7% of non-UK born population

Type: Global Fusion

Here we have lots of young working people living in metropolitan terraces from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds.

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

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This map shows the main points for the following locations:

Pubs & Bars
Restaurants & Cafes
Open spaces
Shops & Markets

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