Where is Bromley?

The London Borough of Bromley is the southeasternmost of the London boroughs that make up Greater London, bordering the county of Kent.

Originally a Roman settlement, Bromley became the seat of the Bishops of Rochester. The remains of the last Bishop’s Palace are now part of Bromley Civic Centre.

A royal charter to the market by King John in 1205 provided a major boost to the town’s development and prosperity, cemented by the arrival of the railway seven centuries later.


There are 26 railway stations in the borough linking Bromley with central London and Kent.

Bromley South Station provides a regular service to Dover with a stop at Ashford for Eurostar passenger access. The recently opened London Overground extension serves the north-west of the borough with links to Croydon, East London, and the London Underground Network. There are excellent rail links to central London:

• Express services between Bromley South and Victoria (16 mins). Commuters can connect at Grove Park from Bromley North for Charing Cross and Cannon Street.
• Nearby alternative stations include Sundridge Park, Shortlands, and Bickley.
• Tram services from the west of the borough to Beckenham Junction, Elmers End, Croydon, and Wimbledon.
• Road connections to the M25.

Schools in and around Bromley

There are 4 primary schools in central Bromley rated Outstanding and a further 15 rated Outstanding within a 3-mile radius.

Bromley has 10 secondary schools rated Outstanding within a 3-mile radius, including Bullers Wood School, Harris Academy Beckenham, and Harris Girls Academy Bromley.

The area is well served for early years childcare too. There are 7 nurseries within a 3-mile radius of Bromley centre rated Outstanding.

Where to Eat & Shop in Bromley

The Glades shopping centre, and its adjacent market square and surrounding streets is the place to go for café life, regular outdoor markets, restaurants and bars. Restaurant chains Belgo and Zizzi nestle comfortably with independent restaurants, such as Nam Thai and Cinnamon Culture (Indian).

There’s a retail store for everyone in Bromley — from Debenhams, Primark and Apple to White Company, Joules and the Disney Store.

Sports & Green Spaces

Bromley offers numerous small green spaces for dog walking and jogging. Church House Gardens is a major attraction in central Bromley near The Glades. It boasts a lake, ornamental gardens, sports facilities, and a playground. Visit Bromley Palace Park/Civic Centre Grounds for the lake and formal gardens which surround the former Bishop of Rochester’s Palace, a Grade II listed building dating from 1776.

Join Bromley Cricket Club for cricket, tennis, and squash. The club has an active social programme for families, including youth camps and summer activities.

Golf in and around Bromley

• Bromley Golf Centre & Driving Range
• Sundridge Park Golf Club
• Shortlands Golf Club


Churchill Theatre is the heart of entertainment in Bromley and offers everything from West End musical touring companies, to live comedy, ballet, and sell-out Christmas pantomimes.

Crofton Roman Villa is the only Roman villa open to the public in Greater London. It was the centre of a large farming estate. Today we can see the remains of 10 rooms. Open to the public from April to October.

Cineworld Bromley is a 9-screen multiplex.

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