Barnehurst is a town and district in South East London inside the London Borough of Bexley. It is north east of Bexleyheath, and is 13 miles east south-east of Charing Cross. It is separated from North Bexleyheath by the A220 Erith Road.
The town was established after the sale of land in 1881 to develop the Bexleyheath loop line in between Lewisham and Dartford. Its name comes from the name of the railway station, which was named after Colonel Barne, who owned a nearby home and was vice-chairman of the railway company. Today, the railway station runs trains in between London Charing Cross, London Victoria or London Cannon Street, by way of Lewisham and Eltham towards the west and Dartford railway station to the east. There are 12 trains each hour through the week; on Sundays, there are four trains an hour. The railway station was openedto encourage the creation of homes. The Barnehurst Estate was built in 1926 which housed a lot of individuals.
As well as the railway station, Barnehurst is served by 5 buses, one of which goes to the popular Bluewater Shopping Centre. There are not many buying or leisure opportunities in the town, so individuals often go to surrounding regions utilising public transport links or the main roads.
Barnehurst is residence for the non-league football club Phoenix Sports FC, which plays at Phoenimx Sports Ground.