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The Chinese Garage, Beckenham

The Chinese Garage is a garage and former petrol station situated in Beckenhammarker in the London Borough of Bromleymarker, not far from Kelsey Parkmarker. Built in 1928 and designed by Edmund B. Clarke, the building is actually in the style of a Japanesemarker pagoda. It was the winner of a Better Petrol Stations competition organised by the Daily Express and the Gardeners Guild in the 1930s.

Although the building has long been referred to as the Chinese Garage, the name was not actually registered until 1989; prior to this, its official name was Langley Park Garage. It is now a Grade II listed building, and in 2001 was voted the most unusual garage in Englandmarker . The building is now part of a car dealership and is no longer a petrol garage. It is situated on a roundabout linking Kelsey Parkmarker, Beckenhammarker high street, Eden Parkmarker and Shortlandsmarker.


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