Is Bromley made for you? Our guide of the area

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ The London Borough of Bromley is the largest and southeasternmost of the London boroughs that make up Greater London, bordering the county of Kent, which most of Bromley was part of before 1965. The borough’s population in the 2021 census was 329,991. It is named after Bromley, its principal town; other major towns are Penge, Hayes, West Wickham, Chislehurst, Beckenham and Orpington. The local authority is Bromley London Borough Council. “

What to do in Bromley

Bromley is full of life and things to do. We suggest looking at Timeout for their weekly Bromley event listings to find local activities. Here’s a convenient link to see their upcoming happenings. Having a good grasp of what’s in Bromley and where helps get situated when moving. Our map compiles property price points and other details from this article to outline what’s available in Bromley.

What type of amenities may you need in Bromley?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Bromley name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Tube & Train stations in and around Bromley

Having to walk more than 10 to 15 min to reach public transportation is usually considered as a downside when considering a property to live in. To simplify this, we curated the list of train and tube station of Bromley to help you find what would be the best location for you to move in. There are 3 train or tube stations within the Bromley area. Here are the main ones

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Bromley North North station, Tweedy Road, Bromley 3.9 30
Bromley South High Street, Bromley 4 190
Shortlands United Kingdom 3.6 26

Post offices in Bromley

Looking for convenient parcel handling? Having a nearby post office is the optimal solution. Beyond standard postal services, the post offices in Bromley can be found by checking out the table below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Bromley Delivery Office Royal Mail, Delivery Office, Sherman Road, Bromley 3.2 103
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox Bromley 0 0
Bromley Post Office 132-138 High Street, Bromley 2.2 67
Parcel Office Sherman Road, Bromley 0 0

In Bromley, what schools are nearby?

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Bromley vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Ready Steady Go! Pre-School St Mary’s Church House & Hall, 61 College Road, Bromley 5 3
Dance Box Bromley & Sugacane 28 The Mall, Bromley N/A N/A
Poco a Poco Nursery School Church Road, Bromley N/A N/A
NumberWorks’nWords Maths and English Tutoring in Bromley 1 West Street, Bromley 5 29
Excel Academy 51 Tweedy Road, Bromley N/A N/A
Nursery and Preschool Bromley | Fennies Nursery Alexandra House, 5 Blyth Road, Bromley 4.8 19
Daniel Harding Israelsen – Drum Teacher Shelbey Court, 1 Farnaby Road, Bromley 5 8
Monkey Puzzle Bromley Day Nursery & Preschool 37 Park Road, Bromley 4 8
Harris Primary Academy Shortlands Kingswood Road, Bromley 4.5 12
Bromley Mindfulness 11 Queen Anne Avenue, Bromley 5 24
Kindred Bromley North Nursery and Pre-School 8-10 Blyth Road, Bromley 4.3 32
Valley Primary School Beckenham Lane, Bromley 4.4 12
Bright Horizons Shortlands Day Nursery and Preschool 84 Martin’s Road, Bromley 4.1 9
Fledglings Montessori pre-school group 46 Ravensbourne Road, Bromley 5 1
Bromley Conservatoire – 7+ & 11+ Tuition and Music Lessons 23 East Street, Bromley 5 15
Kinder Preschools Methodist Church, College Road, Bromley N/A N/A
CLIP Theatre Bromley, Multi- Award Winning Classes For the U-5s and Their Grown-ups 272 The Glades, Bromley 4.7 21
BeyondAutism Early Years 18 Blyth Road, Bromley N/A N/A
Prospectus Prospects House, 19 Elmfield Road, Bromley 2.5 2
Maria Tutor 34 Farnaby Road, Bromley N/A N/A

Medical institutions in Bromley

Bromley has 9 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Dr Quastel & Associates 17 South Street, Bromley N/A N/A
RIG Healthcare Recruit Ltd Northside House, 69 Tweedy Road, Bromley N/A N/A
South View Partnership The Lodge, South View Lodge, South View, Bromley 2.5 10
Hearbase Bromley 4 East Street, Bromley 5 5
SpaMedica Northside House, 69 Tweedy Road, Bromley 3.4 22
Talk Together Bromley 29 London Road, Bromley 1 4
Clear Earwax Clinic Bromley Carlton Chambers, 5 Station Road, Bromley 5 10
Highland Medical Practice – Bromley Surgery 10 Highland Road, Bromley 2.3 65
The Shalwin Organization 10 Highland Road, Bromley N/A N/A

Some great things about Bromley

At Cozee we looked at elements defining the area like restaurants, nightlife, parks, and more. Whether you’re a foodie or night owl, Bromley has something for you. Check out spots below to get a feel for life in Bromley.

Museums & Galleries nearby

Art helps discover an area’s culture. Galleries and museums are great weekend enjoyment and you can find where all the fun is happening by checking out the museum and galleries table for Bromley below.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Memorial Museum Trust Room B43 St Blaise Building Bromley Civic Centre, Bromley 5 1

Public houses of Bromley

Being Londoners ourselves, at Cozee, we hold a strong bond with our regular visits to the local pub every week. Why should your experience be any different in your new home? That’s why we’ve thoroughly tested and reviewed all the pubs in Bromley. While we didn’t get the chance to personally visit each one, we certainly wish we could have. Here’s the curated list of the finest pubs in Bromley.

Pub name Name Address Description
Anglesey Arms 90 Palace Road Bromley BR1 3JX This traditional and friendly local pub in Bromley North Village was built in 1873 and has been a pub ever since. Unspoilt and welcoming, there are regular quiz nights. The pub won a Shepherd Neame “small garden of the year” award in 2011. Over 25s only.
Barrel & Horn 204-206 High Street Bromley BR1 1PW Fuller’s owned house, though not presented in the usual Fuller’s style. This family friendly pub is located near the Market Square in Bromley town centre and has normally one guest cask ale (such as Fuller’s, Gales’ or Dark Star). Emphasis is on craft keg beers, wines and cocktails with an eclectic dining menu. Live music and other social events are popular with the younger clientele.
Crown & Anchor 19 Park Road Bromley BR1 3HJ Small comfortable local in a quiet residential street. Decor is plain and conservative. The stone patio area at the rear can be used as a function room, but in good weather, one wall can be removed, providing access to the garden. Hot snacks are available throughout the day until 9pm.
Crown in Sundridge 46 Plaistow Lane Bromley BR1 3PA This long-established pub – previously the Crown Hotel – closed in March 2013 and reopened as an Indian restaurant named Cinnamon Culture. Eventually the restaurant moved to a new location in Chislehurst and the premises have now been taken over by Punch Taverns, reopening on March 31st, 2022.
Freelands Tavern 31 Freelands Road Bromley BR1 3HZ The pub is is one of a number of Greene King pubs in this part of Bromley North. Named after the road of largely Georgian and Victorian era houses, the pub is probably of the latter period. It has a central U-shaped bar that serves seating areas on three sides. The pub was refurbished in the of summer 2014.
Greyhound 205 High Street Bromley BR1 1NY The Greyhound reopened in 2011 as the most recent addition to the selection of JDW outlets in the borough and rapidly became a popular town-centre venue. The layout of the pub forms an L-shape, with a wooden-floored bar at the entrance of the pub and a larger carpeted area more orientated to diners at the rear. The overall area is much larger than one would realise from the outside.
Lord Holmesdale 184 Homesdale Road Bromley BR1 2QZ New management took over the pub at the beginning of July 2019, and have made substantial changes, with the objective of creating a family and food orientated venue. In particular, the Sports TV screens, the pool table and the football scarves behind the bar are all gone. And real ale has been introduced, for the first time in many years. For a while management intend to experiment with the cask ale choice, including some unusual choices. Food is now served throughout the day, with pizza a speciality, although there are alternatives. On Mondays there is a 2 for the price of one offer for pizza. The pub itself is rather larger and more spacious than one would guess from the exterior. Inside is a single U-shaped bar with the floor, walls and bar all predominantly wooden. To the rear is a secluded stone-flagged garden with benches and tables.
Partridge 194 High Street Bromley BR1 1HE Grade II-listed former NatWest bank, now a spacious pub retaining many original features including the high ceilings and chandeliers. There are two snug rooms off the long main bar, plus a small back patio An upmarket food menu is offered, including vegetarian choices. Located by the Market Square, the pub is popular with shoppers and theatregoers for the nearby Churchill Theatre, as well as those drawn by its live music on Saturday evenings.
Prince Frederick 31 Nichol Lane Bromley BR1 4DE Although this is not a listed building, it is one of London’s Real Heritage Pubs (ie on CAMRA’s London Regional Inventory of Pub Interiors of Special Historic Interest). This Greene King-owned pub is sited in a quiet road on the borders of Bromley North and Sundridge Park. ‘Prince Frederick’ is unique as a British pub name and commemorates the eldest son of George II. Although the prince died in 1751 the present building is of the Victorian era. It was revamped in the 1930s to provide two bars at the front, but the partition between the bars has been removed and the front bar is now one open plan area. At one time there must have been an off-sales compartment between the two parts, as indicated by the double doorway at the front of the building. There is also a back bar, distinct in its 1930s design, with a glazed advertising pane.
Railway Tavern 45 East Street Bromley BR1 1QQ The pub re-opened as an Antic outlet in August 2014. Two Volden cask ales are available with up to two changing cask ales, such as from Adnams, Timothy Taylor and St Austell. Single bar with several rooms and partitioned areas lead off with the usual Antic eclectic range of shabby chic furniture and dim lighting. To the left of the bar, one room is served by the open kitchen. The popular menu concentrates on traditional British fare with both snacks and mains as well as Sunday roasts. The pub was originally built in the Victorian era for the Nalder & Collyer Brewery of Croydon in conjunction with the coming of the railway to Bromley North. The green and ochre tiling completely covers the two external facades of this essentially triangular footprint building.
Red Lion 10 North Road Bromley BR1 3LG Traditional, well kept, pub located in the quiet back streets just north of Bromley town centre. It retains many original features including tiling, and has an extensive library of books dominating one wall. As at mid-July 2021 the food range is mainly pizzas.
Richmal Crompton 23 Westmoreland Place Bromley BR1 1DS This Wetherspoons pub has an ideal location at the end of the High Street and directly opposite Bromley South mainline railway station. Many of the borough’s principal bus routes also pass by. The premises were formerly a supermarket and as such the single storey drinking area is very spacious, with a long single bar. Breakfast is served from 8.00am and is popular with morning train travellers. The pub is named after the author who was a teacher at Bromley School for Girls for a time.
Star & Garter 227 High Street Bromley BR1 1NZ This is the local branch Pub of the Year for 2018, 2019 and 2020. The Grade II listed Star and Garter reopened in early November 2016 having been closed for more than two years.
Sundridge Park Golf Club Garden Road Bromley BR1 3NE Opened in 1901.
Swan & Mitre 260-262 High Street Bromley BR1 1PG The pub reopened in June 2015 following a brief closure for a sensitive refurbishment, which has retained much of the old character whilst making the interior much smarter and brighter. Originally an old coach house, this 350 year old traditional style pub boasts richly carved and gilded floor-to-ceiling mirrors and is a familiar landmark in Bromley North. During the day it is a relaxing refuge from the bustle of the High Street – especially in the patio garden at the rear. The interior contains an island bar, and has been modified over the years to provide separate drinking areas. Discount on real ale purchases for CAMRA members.

What are the range of supermarkets like?

Grocery shopping is another important activity you will do if you move into the area of Bromley. In the below table, we go over the nearby supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s so you know what the area has to offer for your food shop.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

What kind of restaurants are there?

Bromley has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Tamasha 131 Widmore Road, Bromley 4.3 358
Bromley Picturehouse 242 High Street, Bromley 4.3 1055
The Pavilion by Mytime Active Kentish Way, Bromley 4.3 878
Nando’s Bromley – Widmore Road 9 Widmore Road, Bromley 4.3 994
Havet Restaurant 195-199 High Street, Bromley 4.3 2448
Bar-B-Kings seymour house, 36 East Street, Bromley 4.3 N/A
Texas Jacks 238 High Street, Bromley 4.3 623
Krispy Kreme Bromley Kiosk 98 The Glades Shopping Centre, Bromley 4.3 76
Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Bar 260 The Glades Shopping Centre, Bromley 4.3 65
Shortlands Tandoori 100 Martin’s Road, Bromley 4.3 28
Grillery Fish Bar 39 College Road, Bromley 4.3 182
Tiranga Indian Cuisine 234 High Street, Bromley 4.3 1
Sanxia Bromley Chinese Restaurant 221 High Street, Bromley 4.3 285
Blue Harbour London 250 High Street, Bromley 4.3 384
Bromley Kebab & Pizza House 254 High Street, Bromley 4.3 152
Mount Everest Restaurant 258 High Street, Bromley 4.3 233
Treasure of China 2 West Street, Bromley 4.3 227
Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) 7 Widmore Road, Bromley 4.3 719
Cow & Pig Bromley 39 East Street, Bromley 4.3 570
Bar du Vin 32 East Street, Bromley 4.3 9

What type of green space is there in Bromley?

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if Bromley offers space for strolls or picnics.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

Gyms in Bromley

While working from home has increased, so has the frequentation of gyms to help keep in shape. With companies like Better or Pure Gym and others, Bromley might help you stay in shape. A great feature to have nearby.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246

Other nearby areas

You could find your new neighbourhood in an area that is nearby and similar to Bromley. Check out some of our other guides on places nearby so you’re sure your ideal place to buy a property isn’t next door.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Bickley See the guide here
Bromley Common See the guide here
Beckenham See the guide here
Downham See the guide here
Chinbrook See the guide here
Bickley See the guide here
Bromley Common See the guide here
Beckenham See the guide here
Downham See the guide here
Chinbrook See the guide here

Are you looking to buy or sell a property in this area? Have a look at our detailed analysis of the postcodes below

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