Alexandra Cottages

In the heart of Penge, SE20

The Alexandra Cottages is a very special area in the heart of Penge, London SE20 with a friendly community spirit. The estate has 181 houses on 5 roads – Albert, Edward, Princes and Victor Road and Hardings Lane.

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The Alexandra Residents’ Association has set up this web site for our new residents, people who have lived here for years as well as people who are thinking about making their home here.

The association organises social events, publishes a regular newsletter and the twice yearly Porcupine Post magazine, advises on conservation issues, loans DIY equipment from our shed and produces a yellow pages of useful trades-people and a local services list. Click on the items in the menu for more details.

The best thing to do is come to one of our events, email us or come and find one of the committee who live on the estate. If you have any questions or want to get more involved please get in touch with us here.

To share information with fellow residents or to ask for help and advice from borrowing a plank to giving away an unwanted plant to making sure you are up to date with the gossip join our Facebook group.

The Alexandra Cottages have received a commendation in Penge in Bloom 2014 (a step down from the gold received in previous years).

But at least we can boast the best front and back gardens in Penge!
Many congratulations to Shirley Clements and Peter Benton, respectively.

The Alexandra Residents’ Association’s Art and Music festival was a great success.

Here are a few pictures


(photos by Jane D., Lucy and Franco)

and two videos with the highlights of the evening musical event:

(please note that the first video is not available on mobile devices, due to a copyright issue with a couple of music tracks).