The lake in Beckenham Place Park has re-opened

You will need a ticket to come into the lake area. It is open from 7am–6pm.

You must be able to swim 25 metres and be over eight years old to use the open water swimming area.

Paddling for under-8s is not currently available.

Boat hire is available at an extra cost.

Numbers are limited. If one session fills up, you can book for the next session.

Get full details about entry to the lake here.

Lewisham Council


So Last Century Vintage Market

8th December 2019  10:00am - 4pm

So Last Century has been holding popular and successful vintage fairs and markets in London since 2015, popping-up ten to twelve times a year.  Our current venues are located in Catford, Tooting, Beckenham and Wembley Park.


Beckenham Place Park Lake
The 285m-long Beckenham Place Park wild swimming lake, which reaches 3.5m deep in some parts, it's not a completely new addition to the landscape. There was a lake on the site as far back as the 1700s, although it was filled in and used as a golf course — which was controversially closed to make way for the lake again.
Situated at the mansion in Beckenham Place Park is a superb record store that is packed with crates and crates of vinyl in every genre you can think of.

It’s a great place to browse and there’s so much variety in the stock with quite a few foreign pressings and rarities, and records are usually playing in the store on one of the many record decks in there.

The owner, Owen, is such an enthusiast and holds occasional DJ-ing parties in the mansion, using only vinyl. Owen grades and researches valuations for accurate pricing, but he also has a 20% discount on all stock at the moment.

Def worth checking out if you’re visiting the park. It’s on the lower floor next to the cafe.

Friends of Beckenham Place Park

Friends of Beckenham Place Park, organise events and run The Visitor Centre.


The new coffee shop is now open.