It offers a bingo hall, cinema, hotel, magistrates court, reference library, six-a-side football centre and ten-pin bowling alley amongst the more usual retail outlets. Many of those are listed on the website http://www.bexleyheath.towntalk.co.uk
In 1859 Philip Webb designed a house ("The Red House") for the artist, reforming designer and socialist William Morris on the western edge of the heath, before it became largely developed as a London suburb. It is an early essay in a romantically massed, non-historical brick-and-tiling domestic vernacular style. It was recently bought by the National Trust, so opportunities for public visits are likely to increase.