Barnehurst is a town and district in South East London within the London Borough of Bexley. It's north east of Bexleyheath, and is 13 miles east south-east of Charing Cross. It's separated from North Bexleyheath by the A220 Erith Road.
The town was established soon after the sale of land in 1881 to develop the Bexleyheath loop line in between Lewisham and Dartford. Its name originates from the name of the railway station, which was named after Colonel Barne, who owned a nearby property and was vice-chairman of the railway company. Now, the railway station runs trains in between London Charing Cross, London Victoria or London Cannon Street, via Lewisham and Eltham towards the west and Dartford railway station to the east. There are 12 trains each hour during the week; on Sundays, there are 4 trains each hour. The railway station was openedto encourage the creation of homes. The Barnehurst Estate was constructed in 1926 which housed several individuals.
Along with the railway station, Barnehurst is served by 5 buses, 1 of which goes to the popular Bluewater Shopping Centre. There are not many buying or leisure opportunities in the town, so people typically visit surrounding areas employing public transport links or the main roads.
Barnehurst is house for the non-league football club Phoenix Sports FC, which plays at Phoenimx Sports Ground.