Is Farnborough a nice place to live in?

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Find out a general overview of the area using Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Farnborough is a village in south-eastern Greater London, England, and prior to 1965, in the historic county of Kent. Situated south of Locksbottom, west of Green Street Green, north of Downe and Hazelwood, and east of Keston, it is centred 13.4 miles (21.6 km) southeast of Charing Cross. “

In Farnborough, what things may you need?

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

Tube & Train stations nearby the area of Farnborough

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 Farnborough to help you find what would be the best location for you to move in. We weren’t able to locate any station in West Ewell. Tell us in the comment if we are wrong. We will add them later on.


Medical institutions in Farnborough

Farnborough has 3 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
Princess Royal University Hospital Farnborough Common, Orpington 3.5 696
Antenatal clinic Princess Royal University Hosp, Orpington N/A N/A
FARNBOROUGH COMMON 8NU, Starts Hill Road, Orpington 5 1

Post offices in Farnborough

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. Farnborough branches also offer services like money orders and insurance along with mail services. Here they are along with their proximity to the area.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Locks Bottom Post Office 336, 338 Crofton Road, Orpington 2.1 19
Farnborough Post Office 135 High Street, Orpington 3.5 13

Schools around Farnborough

Having a nearby school is a plus when moving. Below are schools located by Farnborough. This table is especially important to pay attention to if you are trying to find a place for your child to learn in the next few years.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Darrick Wood School Lovibonds Ave, Bromley 4.3 17
Bromley Tuition 1 Barkway Drive, Bromley, Orpington N/A N/A
Farnborough Primary School Farnborough Hill, Orpington 5 2
Fern Hill Montessori Sports Club, Farrow Fields, High Street, Farnborough, Orpington N/A N/A
Darrick Wood Junior School Lovibonds Avenue, Orpington N/A N/A
Sensory Support Service Lovibonds Av, Orpington N/A N/A
Darrick wood Infant school Orpington N/A N/A
St Giles centre Orpington N/A N/A
Sitaram shah redimet garments and silai center and shu center pondi path path, Mada Road, pondi N/A N/A

What to do in Farnborough

There’s always something going on in a vibrant area like Farnborough. For ideas on activities, check Timeout which updates weekly on local events. We’re including a link to their Farnborough listings to help you easily find stuff happening soon. A great way to get oriented in a new area is seeing what’s around and where. Our map gathers property price details and other info from this article to give you a snapshot of Farnborough offerings.

Some great things about Farnborough

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

What kind of gyms are there in Farnborough?

Working from home means more gym time for many. With chains like EasyGym and PureGym, it’s easy to stay fit in Farnborough.

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

Museums & Galleries in the region

An area thrives through its people and their interactions. Discover Farnborough through its art scene by exploring galleries, museums, and cultural institutions, providing enjoyable weekend activities and contributing to the vibrant community.

We weren’t able to find any museum in this area. Tell us in the comments if we were wrong. We’ll amend this page

What supermarkets are there?

Out of all the other services in Farnborough, supermarkets are arguably some of the most important. Take a look at the table below that tells you where the nearest supermarkets are so you can do your shppping conveniently. It would be a shame to move somewhere new and not realise some of your favourite stores aren’t nearby in Farnborough.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Sainsbury’s Pallant Way, Orpington 4.1 1667
M&S Simply Food BP, 391 Crofton Road, Rosetta, Orpington 3.6 8
Lidl 330 Crofton Road, Orpington 4.1 1060
Orpington Food Express 123 High Street, Orpington N/A N/A

Public houses of Farnborough

As Londoners, at Cozee we are deeply attached to our weekly attendance to our local pub. Why should you be different in the place where you are going to live? That is why we have been testing and reviewing all the pubs in Farnborough. As a matter of fact, we didn’t… But we would have loved to. Here is then the list of the greatest pubs of Farnborough

Pub name Name Address Description
Bo-Peep Hewitts Road Chelsfield BR6 7QL There has been a building on this site since the 14th century when a farmhouse was constructed, and the pub website has much information about its history. Today it is a cosy pub restaurant with several different rooms with low ceilings and an Inglenook fireplace. It is very convenient for Junction 4 of the M25, and parking is available. The menu varies to include seasonal specialities.
Chelsfield 1 Windsor Drive Chelsfield BR6 6EY Large pub conveniently situated for both Chelsfield main line rail station and the local R1 bus route. Having survived threatened demolition in the late 2010s, the pub has now been extensively (and expensively) renovated during the Covid lockdown, and is now back to its best. Cask ale remains well-represented with the two regular beers being augmented by a guest, usually from a small local brewery, and plans for a fourth handpump to be put into operation.
Chelsfield Lakes Golf Centre Court Road Chelsfield BR6 9BX This modern Golf Centre bar is open to everyone – there is no necessity to play a round of golf. For details of the golf facilities please use the website linked on this page.
Five Bells Church Road Chelsfield BR6 7RE Situated in an unspoilt 17th century village, this welcoming pub was the local CAMRA 2010 pub of the year. Small local breweries often feature amongst the guest beers, which in summer sometimes includes a cask on gravity in the public bar. Beer festivals are held at Easter and in October
George & Dragon 26 High Street Downe BR6 7UT Recently refurbished but remaining a traditional country pub in the lovely village of Downe, with pleasant relaxing atmosphere. The village is famous for being the home of Charles Darwin, creator of the theory of evolution by natural selection. His residence – Down House – is now a museum. The village can be reached from Bromley using the 146 bus which terminates near the pub. Generous menu with a good selection of home made pies advertised daily. Sunday roasts. No food Monday or Tuesday evening. Check opening hours with pub.
Queen’s Head 25 High Street Downe BR6 7US Attractive and traditional pub with open fireplaces, dating from 1565, and named following a visit to Downe by Queen Elizabeth 1. The pub is situated in the centre of the historic country village but is less than 20 minutes by bus from Bromley or Orpington. Charles Darwin lived at nearby Down House (English Heritage) and was likely a patron.
Change of Horses 87 High Street Farnborough BR6 7BB Formerly a coaching inn where the horses were changed on the London to Hastings coach route, the pub is situated in the attractive village of Farnborough, but is also very convenient for the main A21. The interior is spacious, and includes an attached function room/restaurant, whilst the garden is one of the most pleasant in the borough. The pub closed for refurbishment in 2019, and reopened under new management in December of that year.
Woodman 50 High Street Farnborough BR6 7BA A welcoming and cosy village pub, whose landlord is a real ale enthusiast. Rebuilt around 1900 and extended in the 1930s, there is a split level bar with various cosy areas. The spacious enclosed garden has a patio area leading up to the lawn. Summer barbecues are an occasional added attraction.
Queen’s Head 73 High Street Green Street Green BR6 6BQ A smart, spacious and comfortable pub restaurant owned by Ember Inns. Customers are welcome to just enjoy a pint or two without eating, and there is an interesting and varied real ale selection, including seasonal beers. There are plenty of tables and a garden. As well as the CAMRA discount, prices of real ale are substantially reduced on Mondays for all customers. In addition to the buses listed, the high frequency 358 route from Beckenham and Bromley passes within 15 minutes walk of the pub.
Rose & Crown Farnborough Way Green Street Green BR6 6BT A large restaurant pub which reopened in late March 2016 following a major refurbishment, and is now operated by the Whiting & Hammond Chain. The pub is located on the main A21 within easy reach of Junction 4 on the M25, and is convenient for visitors to High Elms Country Park. The pub is now generally brighter and seems more spacious. The venue has a changing food range, with menus printed daily. Despite the food emphasis, casual drinkers are welcomed. The pub remains child-friendly with various play equipment in the extensive garden.
Royal Oak High Street Green Street Green BR6 6BJ This pub is a familiar and distinctive landmark on the main A21 to Hastings, having being built in the style of a Kentish oasthouse. It is now a Vintage Inns restaurant pub. Spacious and comfortable.
Black Horse 318 Crofton Road Locksbottom BR6 8NW This large and imposing Ember Inn owned white painted pub sits at the end of the shops of Locksbottom. It has a modern interior and many tables and chairs. Even though this pub is food-orientated casual drinkers are welcome. There is a quiz night on Sundays. Like most Ember Inns, a “cask ale club” operates on Mondays, with all real ale priced at £2.99 (as at Dec. 2019). The 20p/pint discount for CAMRA members operates on all other days.
British Queen 427 Crofton Road Locksbottom BR6 8NL Reopened after refurbishment on September 1 2014. Although a gastropub of the Raymond Blanc chain branded as “White Brasserie’ it has a “normal’ pub feel as the restaurant is a completely separate new structure away from the bar. Bromley CAMRA will update further following a new survey.
Whyte Lyon (Ye Olde) Farnborough Common Locksbottom BR6 8NE This oak-beamed 17th century pub on the main A21 was built when Locksbottom was a village, rather than a part of Orpington. It contains several different eating areas, but customers are more than welcome just to come in and enjoy a pint. The pub also boasts a log fire and a walled garden. Children under 14 not allowed.

Parks and green spaces in Farnborough

One of London’s best features is the large array of public parks and green spaces. See if Farnborough offers room to explore and maybe take your dog for a walk.

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


Farnborough is rich in restaurants, from Indian, Chinese or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and the foodies that you may be will surely find what you are looking for.


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What do you think about Farnborough?

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