Just a 20-minute commute from central London, Bromley is the largest borough in Greater London, bordering Beckenham and Chislehurst. Located in southern half of the capital, Bromley is also one of the most rural boroughs in London, offering great access to parks and green spaces, as well as the Kent Downs – making it the only London Borough with an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Once a market town in the county of Kent, Bromley Town Centre is now thriving, with a large retail presence and a pedestrianised high street. This residential suburb is particularly popular amongst families and commuters.
Schools in Bromley
Bromley has a number of high achieving primary and secondary schools, making it popular with young families.
Highfield Junior School,Highfield Infant School, Burnt Ash Primary School and Warren Road Primary School all have excellent reputations, while Wood School, Wood School and Harris Academy are popular for secondary-age children.
Getting around in Bromley
A great choice for commuters working in central London and the surrounding areas, Bromley is well-connected and easily accessible from across the borough, as well as further afield.
The town has two mainline train stations. From Bromley South, you can travel to London Victoria in just 15-minutes, while Bromley North offers shuttle trains to Grove Park for onward connection to Charing Cross and Cannon Street. There are also stations in Shortlands, Bickley and Sundridge Park, serving central London and beyond.
There are also local bus routes serving Orpington, Lewisham, Croydon and Crystal Palace, as well as tram links to Croydon and Wimbledon. If you’re driving, the A21 is close by.
Working in Bromley
As well as being perfect for commuting into the capital, Bromley is also home to over 13,000 businesses, making it one of the largest economies in Greater London.
Things to do in Bromley
There is plenty to see and do in Bromley. On Widmore Road, you’ll find lots of popular chain restaurants, while the busy high street is at the heart of the town’s café culture. There are plenty of shops in the borough, including independent stores and high street names, and the bustling department stores of central London are just a short train ride away.
Bromley North Village has recently undergone a multimillion-pound improvement programme, designed to attract more independent retailers and eateries.
The area is home to a number of gyms, including the Pavilion Leisure Centre, which offers a bowling alley, as well as a fitness centre, swimming pool and fitness classes. The Churchill Theatre is one of the area’s top attractions, while the Art Deco Picturehouse Cinema shows films across six screens.
There are also plenty of green open spaces in Bromley, including Church House Gardens, where you’ll find a children’s playground and tennis courts, Bromley Palace Park, Jubilee Country Park and Norman Park.
Property in Bromley
Property in Bromley is in high demand, providing affordable family homes within easy reach of central London.
There is a diverse range of property types in the area, including Georgian and Victorian properties, small cottages, terraced homes, contemporary apartments and converted properties.
The average cost of a house in Bromley is £430,033, which is typical for South East London. Detached houses are the most expensive property type, while semi-detached and terraced properties come with a significantly lower price tag. Smaller flats, apartments and maisonettes are more affordable still.
If you’re renting, the average rent is £1,279 per month.
Estate agents in Bromley
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