Living in Bromley
The average property prices in Bromley are £511,000 for a detached house, £387,000 for a terraced house and £287,000 for flats.
The average house price increase is 9% each year making Bomley a great place for investment.
Bromley has a population of 310,000, an average income of £43,000 and is well connected within 17 minutes from London Victoria and 34 minutes from London Blackfriars.
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The Bromley Area
The London Borough of Bromley is in south London. It’s named after its main town which was historically a market town in the county of Kent. Bromley Town Centre now has a large retail area, consisting of a shopping mall and a pedestrianised high street.
Bromley is the largest borough in Greater London by area, and it is also one of the most rural. Most of the population lives in the east and west of the borough, or in Bromley Town Centre. Westerham Heights, in the south, is the highest point in London at 245 metres. The Prime Meridian also passes through Bromley.
Quick Fact: HG Wells, David Bowie and Charles Darwin all lived in Bromley.
Schools in Bromley
Among the many reasons people move to Bromley is the quality of schools in the area.
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School - Good
Burnt Ash Primary School - Good
Valley Primary School - Good
St Marks CoE Primary School – Good
Bromley Road Primary school – Good
St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School – Outstanding
Darrick Wood School - Outstanding
Harris Academy Beckenham - Good
The Ravensbourne School – Good
Bishop Justice CE school – Good
Harris Girls Academy Bromley – Good
Langley school for boys – Outstanding
Langley school for girls - Outstanding
Getting to and from Bromley
Bromley town itself has two train stations. Although a limited service to Grove Park runs from Bromley North, Bromley South station runs a popular service to London Victoria that takes just 16 minutes. The west of Bromley is served by Tramlink, with services between Beckenham Junction, Elmers End, Croydon and Wimbledon. Bus travel to and from Bromley town centre is frequent and wide reaching.
61 Bromley North – Chislehurst
119 Bromley North – Purley Way
126 Eltham – Bromley North
138 Bromley North – Coney hall
146 Bromley North – Downe
208 Lewisham – Orpington
246 Bromley North – Westerham Green
261 Lewisham – Princess royal hospital
314 Eltham – New Addington
320 Biggin Hill Valley – Catford
336 Catford – Locksbottom
352 Bromley North – Lower Sydenham
358 Crystal Palace – Orpington
367 Bromley North – West Croydon
Shopping in Bromley
Bromley is home to over 300 shops and restaurants, with many of these located in and around The Intu shopping centre. Also now known as Intu Bromley, Intu Bromley offers three levels of general retail, fashion, beauty and home wares - anchored by Marks & Spencer and Debenhams. Bromley High Street is also home to an open-air market on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with the pedestrian area coming alive with stalls selling fresh produce, arts, crafts, clothes and haberdashery.
Local entertainment in Bromley
The Pavilion Leisure Centre has recently undergone a £5 million upgrade and offers visitors a pool, gym, studios and a children's soft play centre. Bromley Golf Centre boasts a nine-hole course and a driving range, while Bromley Tennis Centre has indoor and outdoor courts. Bromley Palace Park and Civic Centre Grounds are perfect for a relaxing walk, with their ornamental gardens and lake. Bromley Museum is fittingly located in a historic medieval building called The Priory, and is the perfect place to visit if you want to chart the town's interesting history. The Churchill Theatre is Bromley's well-regarded theatre, and the library is housed in the same building. Plans are also underway to turn the Grade II listed town hall into a boutique four-star hotel, restaurant and wedding venue.