Located in Greater London, Orpington is a town rich with history and in close proximity to nearby Bromley.
With a heritage dating back to the 1030s, locals have the advantage of exploring hundreds of years of history while enjoying plenty of modern day activities and amenities in this lively, family-friendly town.
Schools in Orpington
Orpington has a vast number of Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ schools in the local area, making it the perfect place for families.
Infant and primary schools include Crofton Infant School, Crofton Junior School, Darrick Wood Infant & Nursery School, Farnborough Primary School, Perry Hall Primary School, Warren Road Primary School, Riverside School, and St James’ Roman Catholic Primary School.
Outstanding secondary schools include St Olave’s and St Saviour’s Grammar School, Riverside School, and Newstead Wood School.
Getting around in Orpington
Orpington has a variety of bus routes and its own train station with a taxi rank just outside. From here you can travel to Central London, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Hastings and Luton.
Things to do in Orpington
There are many things to do in and around Orpington. You can revisit the Roman period at Crofton Roman Villa, travel back to the Stone Age at Orpington Museum, or explore even more local history at the Commonwealth and Canadian Corner war graves.
Local kids rarely get bored considering the vast array of entertainment venues, such as Orpington Palace Superbowl, ODEON, and Walnuts Leisure Centre. There are also many green spots for youngsters to let loose and run wild around, such as Broxbourne Gardens, Broomhill Common and Poverest Park.
Nature lovers and history buffs feel right at home in Orpington. If you have a love for the great outdoors, you can enjoy a stroll around the beautifully preserved Priory Gardens, packed with wildlife and picturesque views. For those interested in local history, a visit to The Priory – a grade II listed building with history dating back to the 13th Century – should be top of the list for a weekend outing.
Sports and societies
People of all ages can take advantage of the sports on offer in Orpington, from badminton, tennis and basketball to Zumba, yoga and Pilates. New residents can easily make friends at local football, running, fitness and netball clubs, or take advantage of group activities such as American football and obstacle courses.
There is also a variety of societies in and around Orpington. Examples include Gateway Club, for people with learning disabilities, Group 88, which caters for single people over 45 wanting to socialise at the weekend, and Orpington Friendship Club for retired people over the age of 55.
Property in Orpington
Property in Orpington is desirable, with an average sale price of £494,011 as of November 2020. You can find detached properties selling at around £796,000, semi-detached properties at £485,000, and terraced properties at £374,000.
Explore the properties currently available in Orpington here.
Estate agents in Orpington
Proudly serving Orpington and the surrounding area since 2004, David James offers a professional service, with a real emphasis on providing a warm, friendly and personal experience.