Heritage Trail

The afternoon history group is excited to launch an interactive Heritage Trail of Chislehurst High Street. This project was the inspiration of Chislehurst Rotary Club who had seen a similar trail in Walthamstow.

With thanks to the generosity of Chislehurst Rotary Club who have funded the trail, residents and visitors using the High Street can discover for themselves the history of our shops and businesses via ‘blue plaque stickers’ displayed in the windows.

Point your smartphone or tablet (with suitable QR code reader app) at the plaque and you will be taken to more information and old photographs of the place where you are standing.

The Chislehurst Society history group members have diligently researched the former occupants of several of today’s High Street businesses. Interested readers can find details of Cooling’s photographers, White and Bushell hardware merchants and Hong Kong Garden Chinese takeaway, made famous by Siouxsie Sioux and many others besides.

Not quite the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker, but very nearly.

If you’ve found this page from afar and/or are unable to visit the High Street, you can still follow the trail using the map below and its links to the individual sites.




Odd Numbers – West side of High Street Even Numbers – East side of High Street
19-21: Zizzi 8-10: Go Travel
35: Nikolas Patrick (Jeweller) 28: Briggs & Co
39: Paper Lane 30: Harvey Jones Kitchens
43 – 45: Cote Brasserie 30A: Linklater & Warren Opticians
63 &1 Willow Grove: Chislehurst Doors 62 – 64: Workshop
101: Nobel House Chinese Take Away