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 soon 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 local home and was vice-chairman of the railway company. Right now, the railway station runs trains in between London Charing Cross, London Victoria or London Cannon Street, by means of Lewisham and Eltham towards the west and Dartford railway station towards the east. There are 12 trains each hour in the course of the week; on Sundays, there are four trains every hour. The railway station was openedto encourage the development of houses. The Barnehurst Estate was built in 1926 which housed many individuals.
In addition to the railway station, Barnehurst is served by five buses, 1 of which goes to the popular Bluewater Shopping Centre. There are limited shopping or leisure opportunities in the town, so individuals normally visit surrounding regions making use of public transport links or the primary roads.
Barnehurst is residence for the non-league football club Phoenix Sports FC, which plays at Phoenimx Sports Ground.