London Borough of Bromley
Orpington is located in the Borough of Bromley in South East Greater London. It is bordered by Locksbottom, Chislehurst, Sidcup, and Pratts Bottom. Orpington has some of the best schools in the area and is surrounded by great open spaces and parks.
Did you know?
- Priory Gardens dates back to Medieval times.
- ‘The Orpington Car’ enjoyed brief fame in the 1920s, although it couldn’t compete with mass production and there are no known surviving examples in existence.
- Crofton Roman Villa was discovered in 1926. Located next to the station, this 20 room country house was occupied from 140AD to 400AD. Upon excavation, a trove of coins, pottery shards, tiles, and animal remains was found.
Look out for
The New Odeon Cinema – This new cinema complex has been built in Orpington, one of the few in the country with 4k digital projectors
The Walnut Leisure Centre – Features a six-lane swimming pool, gym, fitness classes, and a soft play area for kids
Canadian Corner – A section of All Saints’ Church. It is a First World War Memorial which marks where the 182 soldiers who died being treated at Orpington Hospital are buried. 88 of those soldiers were Canadian, hence the name
Orpington High Street features a wide variety of high street shops. There is also a market three days a week. The main supermarkets are Tesco, Sainsbury's, and Marks and Spencer. Nugent shopping centre features a variety of shops and restaurants.
Xian – A popular Chinese restaurant on Orpington high street
Ephesus – Mediterranean Grill and Meze Bar which also has regular belly dancing shows
Shimla Pink – Indian restaurant and takeaway
Fiesta Mexicana Restaurant – Mexican themed restaurant with a great atmosphere for parties
Cow & Pig – Located in The Walnuts Shopping centre, this British chain restaurant specialises in steak
Pato Lounge – A bar with quirky decorations and a range of great drinks
The Queens Head – Cosy Inn serving classic pub food and drinks
The Royal Oak – Laid back country pub with great outdoor seating
The Cricketers – Traditional pub with a good selection of ales, lager, and cider
Properties in the area are very varied including flats, houses, and bungalows, suitable for all budgets. Pricing ranges anywhere from £200,000 – £2,000,000. Sought after areas include The Knoll, The Maples, Crofton Heath, Chelsfield, Green Street Green, and Petts Wood.
Orpington Station to London Charing Cross in 26 minutes
Orpington Station to London Victoria in 39 minutes
Orpington station to London Bridge in 15 minutes
Orpington has many bus routes servicing the local areas, as well as being on the M25 ring-road which connects to the wider area.