People love success and to be as successful as possible we need to maximise all our options and that is why you should move to Bromley. It is in the south east of London and a part of the Borough of Bromley. It is south east of Charing Cross and it’s postcode district is BR1. It was identified as one of the major metropolitan centres by the London Plan and is one of the richest boroughs of London thanks to a number of prosperous areas within it. The area is made up several places including Keston Park, Farnborough Park and Bickley Park, which are all gated communities.
The oldest mention of Bromley originates from 862 when it was known as Bromleag, meaning “woodland clearing where broom grows.” Ethelbert, then King of Kent, constructed Manor of Bromley here, which was held by the Bishops of Rochester up to 1845. After this Coles Child, a wealthy merchant, purchased Bromley Palace and became lord of the manor by doing so. The area acted as an important coach stop between Hastings and London with the Royal Bell Hotel serving travellers. In 1858 the village changed with the arrival of the railways that resulted in the area expanding significantly. The markets that made up Bromley eventually faded and were replaced by a commercial and retail centre and improved transport links brought people from all over London.
Today, Bromley is home to many theatres with Churchill Theatre and Bromley Little Theatre being the two most significant. The Churchill Theatre opened in 1977 and has been very successful with many of it’s productions moving onto the West End and some have even gone national. The impressive Central Library and an Empire Cinemas both reside here. Holmesdale F.C and Cray Wonderers are just some of the non-league football teams that are based in Bromley and Rugby Union club; Beccehamians RFC was founded in 1933. There are many landmarks in Bromley including the St. Peter and St. Paul parish church that was rebuilt after sustaining grave damage during the Second World War, historic building Bromley College as well as Queen’s Gardens, Martin’s Hill, Church House, Library Gardens and College Green.
As impressive as the area is itself it pales in comparison to the number of important and famous people who were born or have lived here. Just some of these include scientist and author Charles Darwin, literary giant H. Wells who was born here in 1866 and is honoured in Market Square, former Prime Minister William Pitt the Elder, musicians David Bowie, Peter Frampton, Siouxsie Sioux, Billy Idol and Pixie Lott, other writers such as Richmal Crompton, Christopher Tennant and Andrew Murray, actor Michael York, chef Gary Rhodes, comedian Chris Addison, several former Bishops and many football players such as Rio Ferdinand and Gary O’Neil.
If you move to Bromley you too could join this pantheon of legends and with the help of Man and Van you could be there sooner than you though possible. As a top removal; firm we can tackle every aspect of your move from packing, removing large objects, proving vehicles and offering storage space. We can take care of you every step of the way from the first item being boxed to the last piece of furniture being placed in your new home. Call us now on 020 3743 9354 and we can give you more information on these services and we will able to give you a free quote to give you and idea of our excellent prices
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