Primarily made up of suburban homes, Erith is a district in South East London in the Bexley borough. It lies within close proximity of Bexleyheath and Dartford. Since 1961, the district has undergone many modernisation redevelopments. This includes a curved river based high street with three buildings of architectural and historical significance. Erith is most appealing to commuters due to its strong railways links to central London and Kent.
The Museum of London's Archaeological Service conducted work in Erith which shows the area was once a forest of oak, yew and alder. However, by the Bronze Age a lot of this landscape had given way to poor weather conditions. Their work also uncovered the presence of pre-historic settlements as well as farmstead dating from the first century. The district was then silenced until the Anglo-Saxon invasion. They colonised and claimed the area as a part of Kent.