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Mottingham is a southeast London district in the London boroughs of Greenwich and Bromley. The area is situated south of Eltham, around 14 km (9 miles) southeast of Charing Cross. The area is being served by Mottingham railway station, with southeast routes to London Cannon Street (via both Woolwich Arsenal and Lewisham), Dartford and Charing Cross.
One of the most popular landmarks of the area is St. Andrew’s Church on Court Road. It became the first church in the area, established in 1884. The landmark later helped Mottingham become separate from Eltham. Other landmarks in Mottingham include Eltham College, a private institute established in 1842 as the School for the Sons of Missionaries by the London Missionary Society, and a war memorial located on the northern part of Mottingham village.
Notable people who were born, have lived or currently residing in Mottingham include stand-up comedian Rob Beckett, actor Alex Walkinshaw, politician Denis Healey, cricketer W. G. Grace, and musician John Paul Jones. There are also several known footballers associated with the area such as Anton Ferdinand, Billy Bonds and Carl Leaburn.
The famous British gangster film ‘Piggy’ was filmed around Mottingham and a few other areas. A notable scene took place in The Prince of Wales pub on Mottingham Road.
Mottingham borders Lee to the northwest, Lewisham to the west, Elmstead to the southwest, Chislehurst to the south, New Eltham to the east and Eltham to the north.