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Sidcup is a place in the London Borough of Bexley.
Its name is thought to be derived from the Old English for "flat hill": Sedde Combe. Sidcup has absorbed the villages of Blackfen , Foots Cray and Lamorbey . The tallest building in Sidcup is the sixteen-storey office block Marlowe House (1966) next to the railway station. The old manor house is now used for civil marriage ceremonies. An Art School nearby was once attended by Mick Jagger; it has recently been demolished to make way for a large modern supermarket. The cinema was demolished in 2003.
The Doreen Bird dance school is situated just north of the town centre. There is a major hospital to the south of the town centre next to the busy A20 Sidcup by pass (Queen Mary's, originally established as a facial injury hospital by Harold Gillies in World War 1). Frognal House, seat of the Townshend family, is a house of 16th Century origins now run as a nursing and residential home. There are several scenic parks and historic churches in the area, occasional landmarks in a largely residential dormitory suburb.
Nearest railway stations:
- These stations are adjacent stops on the line to Charing Cross station in London known locally as the Dartford Loop .
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