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What’s On, In and Around Bromley

Bromley Park Care Home is in Bromley

The biggest of the London boroughs, Bromley stretches from Crystal Palace in the west to the Cray valley in the east. It reaches out to the borders of Kent countryside in the south, where some of suburban London’s best attractions can be found – we list a few of them below.

Bromley has a rich history, beginning with the Romans who are thought to have built a camp at Keston where a natural spring known as Caesar’s Well is the source of the Ravensbourne. Several literary giants lived in Bromley including H.G. Wells and Richmal Crompton, author of the “Just William” books. The town has grown to become one of the most important commercial and shopping centres in South East England.

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The Churchill Theatre

The Bromley Churchill Theatre is at the heart of Bromley. Its comfortable auditorium seats up to 781 people, is fully air-conditioned and facilities include bars, refreshment kiosks and spacious foyers. The theatre puts on a wide variety of shows including classic musicals, children’s TV character favourites, circus acts, comedy and much more.

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Crystal Palace Park

English Heritage Grade 2 listed and located within the London Borough of Bromley, Crystal Palace Park is one of the largest parks in South London. Now home to the National Sports Centre, the park boasts a number of activities and heritage features including Victorian Dinosaurs, the Bust of Sir Joseph Paxton, Italian Terraces, a café, a children’s play area, a former boating lake and maze, a fishing lake and a children’s farm.

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The Glades Shopping Centre

A perfect stop for some retail therapy if you’re in the area . The Glades has over 135 stores and highstreet favourites and it’s connected to the bowling alley and leisure centre. There is also a more traditional highstreet just outside The Glades Bromley and a market selling food, plants, clothes and trinkets available on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday through the pedestrian area.

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Greenwich Park

A former hunting park, Greenwich Park is one of the largest single green spaces in south-east London and is open all year round. One of the eight Royal Parks of London, it covers 180 acres and is part of the Greenwich World Heritage Site. The park boasts fine views over the River Thames (all the way to St. Paul’s Cathedral), the Isle of Dogs and the City of London.

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High Elms Country Park Local Nature Reserve

High Elms Country Park is an extensive 250-acre public park on the North Downs in Farnborough in Bromley. It is a Local Nature Reserve and along with the neighbouring Downe Bank, a site of special scientific interest. The park surrounds High Elms Golf Course, and has extensive woodland, meadows and formal gardens. It also has a cafe, a visitor centre, nature and history trails and car parks.

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Polhill Garden Centre

An award-winning garden centre with over 50 years’ horticultural background. Enjoy a series of small shopping outlets within the centre including butchers, farm shop, café, aquatic centre, restaurant, women’s fashion, jewellery, Edinburgh Woollen Mill, seafood, handbags and garden buildings. Polhill Garden Centre is a great place to spend the afternoon shopping and enjoy a bit of lunch or tea and cake!

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Down House

Situated in the beautiful village of Downe, the Down House is the former home of the English naturalist Charles Darwin and his family. It was in this house and garden that Darwin worked on his ‘theories of evolution by natural selection’ which he had conceived in London before moving to Down. The house, garden and grounds are in the guardianship of English Heritage, have been restored and are open to the public.

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