Borough of Bromley

Located in the London Borough of Bromley, Locksbottom is bordered by Orpington, Keston, Farnborough, and Bromley. Locksbottom has some of the best schools in the area, including world recognised school Darrick Wood, and Grammar schools: St Olave’s and Newstead Wood. Locksbottom village high street is a parade of Tudor style buildings, making the area very picturesque.

 

Did you know?
  • The nearby Princess Royal University Hospital was founded in 1930.
  • The Historic Village of Downe is close by and was the home of Charles Darwin.
  • Keston Park is was founded in 1923 by Frederick Rovers and is still a private estate of prestigious standing in the UK.
  • Locksbottom was famous for its spectacular Christmas lights in the 1970s.

 

Look out for

High Elms Country Park – This 250-acre park has a cafe, nature reserve, walking trails, visitor centre, and car parks

Hayes Common & Keston Village – Nearby Hayes common shows historical occupation from at least 3000 B.C, and there are also iron age encampments nearby. Some sights include Roman tombs, mausoleum, and a Roman Villa

Keston Ponds – Several ponds, with disabled access, perfect for fishing

 

Shopping

There are a few local shops in Locksbottom. More comprehensive shopping is in Orpington and Bromley, including The Glades shopping centre in Bromley. The major supermarket in the area is Sainsbury's.

 

Eat

Chapter One – This contemporary restaurant is extremely popular, serving a range of different menus, including a tasting menu

Cyprianis – A Mediterranean Grill owned by a well known local Chef, Nick Constantine

The Drawing Room of Locksbottom – Charming antique Cafe serving light lunches, cakes, and hot drinks

Lupo Bianco – A modern restaurant serving tapas as well as larger meals

 

Drink

The British Queen – A great local gastropub with a friendly relaxed atmosphere, perfect for a casual drink or evening meal

The Black Horse – A pub with a great selection of drinks on offer and friendly staff

Ye Olde Whyte Lion – This pub was built in 1626, it is exclusively child free which makes it the perfect place to relax

 

Properties

There is a fantastic range of properties available in Locksbottom. Sought after areas include Crofton Heath, Keston Park, Farnborough Park, Chelsfield Park, Trinity Village, and the Darrick Wood catchment area.

 

Trains

Orpington to London Bridge in 15 minutes

Orpington to London Victoria in 39 minutes

Chelsfield and Orpington stations to London Charing Cross in 26 minutes

 

Other Transport

Locksbottom has very good bus routes to the surrounding areas, and it is also close to the M25 & A21.

 

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