On the lookout for your local Bromley Estate Agent? Emoov can sell your property. Bromley is a large town and London Borough situated in the south east of the capital. Also located in the county of Kent, the town has a population of over 16,000.
Culture in Bromley
Once a market town and now known as a leafy residential corner of south east London, Bromley has a rich cultural history. Singer David Bowie, author H.G. Wells and the 'Bromley Contingent' made up of Siouxsie Sioux and Billy Idol, are just a few of the famous and creative faces to have lived here. These days, Bromley is a popular location for families thanks to its endless shopping opportunities and glut of independent and well-known restaurants.
Things to do in Bromley
As we allude to above, there is a wealth of things to do in Bromley. Most notably, in the town centre, is the Glades, one of south London's best-equipped shopping centres, the Pavilion, a leisure centre complete with swimming pool and gym, and the Empire Cinema (with another one on the way). On top of all this, the centre of the town is also set to benefit from large-scale investment, which will see the entrance of a number of well-known restaurant chains, including Byron Burger, Wagamama and Turtle Bay in the coming months.
If simple but effective is more your thing, then the area's abundance of green space is sure to attract your attention. Norman Park, Kelsey Park and Keston Ponds are just three of Bromley's many popular parks and nature spots. If none of this takes your fancy, then the delights of Central London are under 20 minutes away on the train.
Student Life in Bromley
Bromley may not have its own university but it remains a great location for students to call home. Bromley College is the closest further education establishment, while highly-acclaimed arts university Ravensbourne is not far away in Greenwich. Another well-known university in close proximity is Goldsmiths in Lewisham, while all of London and Kent's other universities are in commutable distance.
Buying in Bromley
Bromley has a very active property market and the area has been a hotspot for families for many years. The most desirable areas here include Bickley and Chislehurst, where asking prices are consistently a little higher. A little further out of Bromley centre, Petts Wood and Orpington are highly residential areas with fantastic schools and a range of family homes.
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