Westcombe Park Station in Kent

Westcombe Park station is on the North Kent line. Trains travel frequently to London Bridge and Cannon Street. Buses 108, 286 and 422 also pass through the area.

This residential area is bounded by the Blackheath standard to the north, the southern approach to the Blackwall Tunnel to the east and Vanbrugh Hill (named after the architect who built nearby Vanbrugh Castle) to the south and west.


Westcombe Park Station is served by a range of parking options, from multi-storey car parks to private driveways. You can book your space in advance on JustPark to guarantee a stress-free start and end to your journey – no need for parking tickets or searching for a place upon arrival. JustPark provides a complete range of options, all at an affordable price.

This busy suburban railway station is situated within the Greenwich Line, linking suburbs along the south side of the River Thames with central London stations. It is located close to the Westcombe Park conservation area and is a short walk from Woodlands House, which houses an art gallery, history archive centre and library.

A service runs between Westcombe Park and Richmond, taking around 1h 4m to cover the journey. You can check the latest train times and prices in Rome2Rio’s travel planner. Parking at the station is available via prebook or Season Tickets, which offer unlimited access during car park opening hours – weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually. Residents can request to be exempt from parking controls, which may change to Permit / Pay and Display – further details are being reviewed.

Nearby attractions

A thriving community scene, a wholesome mix of local businesses and a location close to Greenwich Park and Blackheath common, make Westcombe Park the perfect place to live. With a number of trains to London Cannon Street every hour, it’s also easy to get to work from here.

The train station serves commuters from south east London and the Kent suburbs. Services run on the North Kent Line, with around six trains per hour during the week and less frequent services at weekends and on bank holidays. The station has a manned ticket office, digital departure and arrival screens and is Oyster card compatible.

There are a variety of shops and restaurants near the station, including a Marks and Spencer’s Simply Food outlet, a hairdresser, cafes, a Chinese restaurant and take-away and a newsagents. The popular Woodlands House pub is a short walk away, serving up delicious meals and drinks for all the family. Westcombe Park also hosts a variety of events throughout the year, from charity fundraisers to music gigs and sports matches.

Travel by train

The station is located on the Greenwich Line connecting suburbs along the south side of the Thames with central London stations. The fastest trains from Westcombe Park Station to London Bridge take just over an hour.

A variety of train services operate to and from the station, including those operated by Southeastern and Thameslink. London Buses routes 108, 286, 335 and 422 also serve the area.

If you plan to travel from Westcombe Park to London by train, booking your tickets in advance is a great way to save money. The cheapest train tickets for this route typically become available around three months before your departure date.

On average, the cost of a one-way trip from Westcombe Park to London costs PS5.3. However, this price is subject to change based on your departure date and time, as well as train company. You may be able to find better deals during off-peak periods or when travelling on less popular days of the week. If you’re a student, you can use your Railcard to get even more discounts on your train ticket.

Restaurants & bars

The Westcombe Park area is home to a wide variety of restaurants, bars and cafés. Residents can pick up a freshly roasted coffee, unwind with a refreshing beer on the weekend or indulge in vibrant global cuisine.

The Vanbrugh Tavern is a local pub, perfect for relaxing after a long day at work or spending the afternoon with friends. It serves classic British pub fare such as sausages and mash, beer battered fish and chips and Sunday roasts. The restaurant also offers a range of wines and ciders to suit every palate.

The Coriander Blackheath is a cosy Indian eatery located on a small parade of shops. The restaurant uses quality ingredients to serve up a menu that combines North Indian and Bangladeshi flavours. Guests can also enjoy a selection of cocktails and wine at the bar. The restaurant’s menu is well labelled, so spice lovers and haters alike will find something to enjoy. The establishment has a friendly neighbourhood vibe and is a popular choice amongst residents.


Westcombe Park is one of those rare areas in London where you get a sense of community, and it’s certainly evident in the local shops – including Marks & Spencer’s Simply Food outlet, estate agents, a fish and chip shop, a children’s toy shop, cafes, hairdressers, and even a newsagent. There is also a Rudolf Steiner or Waldorf School style nursery school.

There is a small public house on the corner of Vanbrugh Park and Stratheden Road called the Royal Standard which opened in July 2022 (named after John Vanbrugh who built his home, Vanbrugh Castle, nearby in Maze Hill). The area is also home to a number of clubs and societies, and a sports centre.

If you’re a student living in Blackheath, you can save money on train tickets by using your Student Beans card. Just register with them to confirm your identity, and you’ll get 5% off all your train journeys. For more information, visit the official Student Rail website. You can prebook parking sessions and purchase Season Tickets online. Alternatively, the station car park is available to use on a pay-as-you-go basis.

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