Bromley is a large suburban town in south east London, England and the administrative headquarters of the London Borough of Bromley. It was historically a market town, and prior to 1965 was in the county of Kent and formed the administrative centre of the Municipal Borough of Bromley. Its location on a coaching route and the opening of a railway station in 1858 were key to its development and the economic history of Bromley is underpinned by a shift from an agrarian village to commercial and retail hub. As part of the suburban growth of London in the 20th century, Bromley significantly increased in population and has formed part of Greater London since 1965. It has developed into one of a handful of regionally significant commercial and retail districts outside central London. It is located  south east of Charing Cross and is one of the major metropolitan centres identified in the London Plan.

Why visit?

  • Bromley is home to a variety of shopping centres, including The Glades Shopping Centre, which is the largest shopping centre in the borough. It has over 140 stores, including high street favourites such as Primark, H&M, and Debenhams.
  • Bromley is home to a number of historic sites, including the Grade I listed Bromley Palace, which was once the home of Henry VIII.
  • Bromley is home to a number of cultural attractions, including the Churchill Theatre, which hosts a variety of shows and performances, and the Bromley Museum, which has a range of exhibits and displays.