Borough of Bromley
Bromley is bordered by Shortlands, Sundridge Park, Bromley Common, and Chatterton Village. It has great transport links to central London and a large shopping centre along with many food and drink options, making it a popular place to live.
Did you know?
- Bromley was an important coaching stop on the way from London to Hastings.
- H. G. Wells, the famous English writer over many genres, was born in Bromley in 1866.
- Another Author, Enid Blyton, also lived in Bromley. Famous for writing well-known children's books such as the Secret Seven and Famous Five stories, a historical blue plaque has been erected on her former home on Shortlands Road.
- David Bowie lived in Bromley for much of his childhood, living on Plaistow Grove and attending Burnt Ash Primary School and Bromley Technical High School in 1953.
Look out for
Midsummer Movies in Queens Gardens – Free outdoor movies shown in Queens Park during August
Churchill Theatre – A large theatre hosting touring shows such as Flashdance, Bugsy Malone, and loads of shows and workshops for kids
Bromley Little Theatre – Community Theatre with a range of different performing arts
St Mark's Square – A recently completed development near Bromley South Station, this new lifestyle quarter has a cinema, restaurants and a hotel
Norman Park – A large recreation ground and woodlands in South Bromley which also hosts a weekly Saturday morning 5k ‘Park Run’
The Ravensbourne Morris Men – Founded in 1947 as a post-war revival team following an inaugural meeting at the then Jean's Café, which was located opposite Bromley South Station
The Glades is a large shopping centre in the centre of Bromley, hosting 135 stores including high street favourites such as Boots, H&M, New Look, Zara, and more. Bromley High Street is partly pedestrianised and has many shops like Moss Bros, Primark, and WHSmiths. Bromley also has a market on selected days selling fruit and vegetables, cakes and pastries, clothes, and cooked food.
Tamasha – A restaurant and hotel serving imaginative Indian food
Aqua – Mediterranean bar and grill specialising in charcoal grilled food
Shapman 2 – Vibrant Indian Restaurant which is part of a local chain
Havet – A Turkish-Cypriot restaurant which serves a colourful menu
Bird & Bun – A smart restaurant specialising in Rotisserie chicken, burgers, and wraps
The Railway Tavern – An eye-catching pub with a great selection of drinks and food as well as live music and quiz nights
Shortlands Tavern – A traditional pub decorated in vintage furniture which gives it a welcoming feel
Barrel and Horn – This stylish pub and restaurant has a wide range of ale, lager, and cider on tap as well as cocktails and spirits
Blend Bar and Grill – A great place to dance the weekend away, this bar is also available for your parties, such as hen nights and baby showers
Housing in the area is a mixture of Victorian, 1930s, 1960s and modern properties. There is a large mixture of flats, houses and large detached family homes. Sought after areas include Bromley 'Old Town' in Bromley North, Chatterton Village, Palace Estate, and Hayesford Park Estate.
Bromley South to London Victoria in 16 minutes
Bromley South & Shortlands to London Blackfriars in 36 minutes
Bromley North to Grove Park in 5 minutes (Grove park has fast connections to Central London)
Other transport in the area includes many buses and night buses to the surrounding areas, as well as good access to the M25.