Local area guide

Living in Bromley

One of the greenest London Boroughs, Bromley has parks and woodlands galore, excellent schools, plentiful shops and offers an easy commute into London.

Your guide to moving to Bromley

Why Bromley is a good place to live

Bromley offers the perfect blend of suburban tranquility and city accessibility, making it a great place to live.

Nestled on the outskirts of London, Bromley boasts a vibrant town centre with an array of shops, restaurants and cultural attractions.

With top-rated schools, excellent transport links to the city and a strong sense of community, Bromley has become a sought-after destination for families and professionals alike.

Its reputation for safety and low crime rates adds to the appeal, providing residents with peace of mind.

In essence, Bromley is a good place to live because it encapsulates the best of both worlds: being within easy reach of London's bustling centre while offering easy access to the countryside.

What's Bromley famous for?

Bromley is a countrside lover's dream, with plenty of woodlands, including the ancient Petts Wood and Keston Common, alongside beautiful streams at Shoreham and Lullingstone.

It also happens to be the home of not one, but two Roman villas and a castle, as well as having plenty of lovely country pubs to visit.

Bromley also boasts a host of famous residents, from H G Wells and Charles Darwin, whose home Down House can still be visited today, to David Bowie, Billy Idol, Julie Andrews and Jack Dee.

Things to do in Bromley

Whether you're looking for family fun or date night escapes, there's loads going on in Bromley.

For kids, Christmas Tree Farm and Bromley Little Theatre are well worth a visit, alongside the big and beautiful parks including Beckenham Place Park and Kelsey Park.

For a relaxing afternoon, enjoy a big old stroll through Chislehurst Common, High Elms Country Park or Petts Wood and Hawkwood.

For Shopping, The Glades and Bromley High Street are where it's at, with a broad selection of high street favourites.

While for dining out and pubs, Beckenham High Street, Locksbottom and Chislehurst High Streets all offer a great selection of restaurants and cafes.

Average asking prices in Bromley today

We update our average asking prices every day using data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£550,000

88 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£1,000,000

92 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£675,000

89 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£325,000

173 properties for sale

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Local pubs in Bromley

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  • Barrel & Horn

    Bromley, Kent, BR1

    Pub serving cocktails and British food, with a quirky, vintage-inspired backdrop, plus music nights.

  • Greyhound

    Bromley, Kent, BR1

    Warm tavern with plush seating & a spacious patio offering hearty British pub grub & pints.

  • Partridge

    Bromley, Kent, BR1

    Victorian-style, traditional pub with chandeliers and a beer garden, for ales and handmade pies.

  • Swan & Mitre

    Bromley, Kent, BR1

    The Swan & Mitre is a great local pub in the heart of the community, with friendly service and honest pricing.

  • O'Neill's

    Bromley, Kent, BR1

    You'll always find a warm welcome at O'Neill's Bromley

Transport in Bromley

Trains

Just 18 minutes from London Victoria and 35 minutes from London Blackfriars, Bromley has excellent connections directly into London and deep into Kent and the Kent coast.

Regular services run from Bromley South to Victoria from the early hours, starting at 3.49am, with the last train leaving Victoria at 12.58am to return to Bromley South.

Bromley is also well connected to Sevenoaks, Dover and Ramsgate.

Buses

Bromley has an extensive bus network operated by Transport for London (TfL) and other providers.

Regular services connect Bromley to neighbouring areas like Croydon, Orpington, Beckenham, West Wickham and Crystal Palace, among others.

Car

Bromley is well-connected by road, with the A21 linking up to the M25, while the A232 and A205 (the London South Circular) provide easy access into London.

Central London is approximately 10-15 miles away, with travel times depending on traffic conditions.

Airports

Bromley is within easy reach of London's major airports.

Gatwick and London City Airports are both 15 miles away, while Heathrow is 40 miles away.

Transport connections

Bromley North
National Rail
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Shortlands
National Rail
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Bromley South
National Rail
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Sundridge Park
National Rail
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Ravensbourne
National Rail
1 miles / 1.6 km
Bickley
National Rail
1.4 miles / 2.3 km

Schools in Bromley

Bromley has host of excellent state and private schools.

Within the primary sector, Raglan Primary School, Harris Academy Shortlands, Highfield Infants School in Shortlands, St George's in Bickley, Burnt Ash Primary School in Bromley, Clare House in Bromley and Harris Primary Academy in Beckenham are among schools that have all been rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

For secondary education, Newstead Wood School for Girls grammar school consistently ranks among the top-performing schools in the country. Highly regarded for academic excellence, it's rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

St. Olave's and St. Saviour's Grammar School for boys has a mixed sixth form and is another prestigious grammar school in Bromley known for its high academic standards, also rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

Other Outstanding secondaries in Bromley include Bullers Wood School for Girls, Bonus Pastor Catholic College, Harris Academy Beckenham and Hayes School.

Schools in Bromley

Valley Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2018)
St Mark's Church of England Primary School
Ages: 5 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Harris Primary Academy Shortlands
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2017)
The Tutorial Foundation
Ages: 11 - 25 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2022)
Parish Church of England Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)