Bromley Area Guide
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
Restaurants in Bromley
You’ll never go hungry in Bromley as there are lot of local eateries that provide a wide range of cuisines. Here’s a selection of some of our favorites.
Pizza Express (Italian)
Café Rouge (French)
O’Neils (Irish Pub)
Chimichanga tex mex (Mexican)
Treasure of China (Chinese)
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.