The Borough of Bexley in the County of Kent, UK lies to the south-east of London. It became a London Borough in 1965.
Until the coming of the railways, Bexley was composed of several large estates, farmland and small hamlets. These were gradually broken up and the rate of house-building peaked in the 1930s. Although suburban housing is the main feature of the district now, there are still many large open spaces, including Lesnes Abbey Woods, Erith Marshes and Foots Cray Meadows. There are four grade I listed buildings in the borough of Bexley: Hall Place, Danson House, Red House and Crossness Pumping Station.
In the following pages you can see information on various aspects of the borough's history.