Bromley is located 15 KM to the south east of Charing Cross, London. Since 1158 AD it has been a market town. Also, it is known as a parish of the county of Kent.
Bromley is located 15 KM to the south east of Charing Cross, London. Since 1158 AD it has been a market town. Also, it is known as a parish of the county of Kent. Bromley developed as a result of its location on a coaching route furthered by the opening of a Railway Station in 1858. It grew into an important commercial center outside of central London. Since 1965 it is a part of Greater London.
Bromley forms one of the major metropolitan centres in the London Plan. Home to a large retail area Bromley includes a High Street and The Glades centre. The various restaurants include a small chain of Belgian-themed Belgo restaurants.
Bromley is home to numerous schools and colleges. Bromley is also home to The Bromley College of Further & Higher Education. Some other schools that are imparting education to the students in Bromley are:
- Media Arts Schools - Hayes School and The Ravensbourne School
- Music College - Bishop Justus School
- Other Schools - Ravens Wood and Darrick Wood Schools.
- Independent schools
o Eltham College
o Bromley High
People from Bromley
One of the most notable residents of Bromley has been H.G.Wells, a renowned author. He featured Bromley in two of his novels – A War in the Air and The New Machiavelli (Bromley was referred by a psuedoname Bromstead in the novel).
Another author from Bromley was Enid Blyton. She was most known for writing children’s fiction such as The Secret Seven and the Famous Five. Other works of EnidBlyton included The Mystery of Banshee Towers, The Enchanted Wood and many others.
Another among the list yet one not to be compared with others is Charles Darwin, famously known for the Theory of Evolution.
Hanif Kureishi, another famous author who wrote in English as well as well as Urdu and was a playwright as well as filmmaker was born in Bromley.