5 Best Places To Live In Bromley


If you want London living but with the countryside on your doorstep, Bromley really is your best bet. The most south-easterly part of the capital has a foot in both the urban and rural worlds, benefiting from both. But what’s it like to live there, and where are the best places to live in Bromley? Let’s hear from our resident reviewers, who have the inside track on this outer edge of London.

Note: We know that the title says “5” best places to live in Bromley, but HomeViews has added a lot more developments to the area since this list first came out! That’s why we’ve extended it to a Top 10 list, giving you even more choice when browsing for the best of what Bromley has to offer.

10 best places to live in BromleyLet us hand over to the experts on all things Bromley: the people who live there. The following list of the top 5 places to live in Bromley has been compiled solely using the scores given by verified HomeViews reviewers. If you like what you see, click on the listing to find out more about these popular developments.

*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how many reviews a scheme has and how recently those reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. Buildings with a larger number of more recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.

Taking first place in Bromley is Regent’s Place, a Crest Nicholson development with a selection of apartments located just off Bromley High Street. This puts Bromley train station only a two-minute walk away, and the rest of Bromley’s offerings are right on residents’ doorstep. As well as the location, Regents Place gets near perfect marks for the design of its accommodating, modern flats and the shared facilities.

Read reviews and details of Regents Place, BR1

In second place is Purelake New Homes’ Nexus Apartments, which are located on Elmfield Road. As a new-build development with only 50 luxury residential units available for private rent, Nexus is small but carefully formed. In their reviews, residents highlight the development’s good security, spacious and well-appointed facilities, and its easy access to the heart of Bromley. It’s also just a short walk from Bromley South train station, which provides regular National Rail links into central London.

Read reviews and details of Nexus Apartments, BR1

Taking third place in Bromley is Venue by Fairview New Homes. Residents say they love the large, inviting apartment design and excellent range of facilities including the sculpted gardens throughout the development. There are 252 units available with a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Convenience is another perk here, as Venue is only a 6-minute walk away from Anerley Rail station, which has links to the Overground and Southern Rail services. Crystal Palace park is also less than a 20-minute walk away.

Read reviews and details of Venue, SE20

In fourth is this superb development situated in the heart of Bromley. St Mark’s Square combines a thoughtful, stylish design with an enviable location. Residents are moments away from the high street as soon as they step outside their door. The presence of all modern conveniences, reliable insulation and spacious balconies mean that residents can enjoy their apartments to the fullest.

Read reviews and details of St Mark’s Square, BR2

Rounding off the top 5 in Bromley, Trinity Village is nicely tucked away a short distance away from Bromley South station, giving residents easy access to central London and Bromley itself, but with an added layer of peace and quiet. Residents routinely describe their homes here as being smart but cosy, with plenty of green space and amenities nearby to make things comfortable and convenient.

Read reviews and details of Trinity Village, BR2

Coming in at number 6 we have Rosing Apartment, an L&Q development of 82 apartments that range from one-bedroom to 3-bedroom, most of which feature a balcony. The development is situated a 10-minute walk from Bromley South station, which has regular direct trains to London Victoria station.

Read reviews and details of Rosing Apartments, BR2

County House is 7th on our expanded list, and sits just moments from Clock House and Kent House National Rail stations in Beckenham, Bromley. Comprising 76 new homes, County House is on the London Living Rent scheme which includes units offered at affordable prices.

Read reviews and details of County House, BR3

8th place goes to Iconia, a development by Taylor Wimpey. When 100 apartments on offer, they range from one to three-bedrooms. The development is located just a 12-minute walk from Bromley South station, which has direct links to London Victoria every couple of minutes.

There’s currently only one review, but it’s one with a perfect score from a very satisfied resident: “The area is amazing, there’s supermarkets, shops, restaurants and Bromley station nearby. Bus links are great, there’s buses to Lewisham, Locksbottom and many places around South-East London. Despite the fact that the building is located on the main road, not much noise from the outside gets in, we can live in peace and quiet. Its also very safe, there’s a fob system to enter the building and once the first door is open the second door has a timer so that it closes within a small amount of time to avoid intruders. My neighbours are lovely, very friendly and welcoming, they help out a lot. My actual home has been created to perfection!”

Read reviews and details of Iconia House, BR2

Located in Lower Sydenham in the London Borough of Bromley, Dylon Works is a residential development by Crest Nicholson. It features approximately 223 units with a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. The development is only a 2-minute walk away from connections to southeastern services.

Read reviews and details of Dylon Works, SE26

While there are currently no reviews on Beck Gardens at Langley Court, this set of 1, 2 & 3 bedroom Shared Ownership apartments in Beckenham gets an honourable mention at number 10. It’s located close to Harvington Park and Beckenham Park Place. In addition each home includes private outdoor space (balcony or terrace), fitted kitchen with integrated appliances. Public transport within walking distance. Also includes local bus routes leading to stations within TfL Zones 4 and 5 (Southern, Southeastern, and Tram) for services into London.

Read reviews and details of Beck Gardens at Langley Court, BR3

Is Bromley in London or Kent?It’s a common misconception that Bromley is in Kent, the Garden of England. It’s easy to understand why, given that 30% of Bromley is farmland and green space abounds across the rest of it. However, Bromley is in fact a London borough, even though the main town of Bromley itself was historically a market town in the county of Kent. Simple, right?

What’s it like to live in Bromley?‘Picturesque’ is the word that Bromley residents use time and again when describing where they live. Being here puts you right next to the metropolitan green belt, and the rest of the borough is no slouch visually either.

The town of Bromley is the cultural and economic heart of the borough. It has quickly become a top spot for attracting young families and professionals who want to stay connected to London but with more room to breathe.

However, just because Bromley is quieter and more rural, it’s definitely not dull. There is a thriving arts scene that centres on Bromley town, as well as growing retail and leisure industry. Naturally, residents also have an abundance of scenic walking, hiking and other nature-loving opportunities to take advantage of.

As well as its green credentials, Bromley is also routinely ranked as one of the safest London boroughs. With its low crime rates, low incidents of car collisions and widening range of outstanding schools, it’s an attractive prospect. This is probably why Bromley reaches the top 10 in the ‘happiest places to live in London’ surveys year after year.

Average property prices in BromleyAveraging out sale prices across the 12 months to June 2024, property prices in Bromley routinely trend upwards of the £500,000 mark, with an average of £579,000. There were more flats sold in Bromley than any other type of property across the year, with an average price of £338,000. Large detached properties in the borough are likely to set you back more than £1 million.

If you’re looking to rent in Bromley, across the borough there’s an average rental rate of around £1,800 per month. This is significantly lower than the London average of £2,975.

For more information about living in this borough, check out our Bromley area guide (below). Here you’ll get a better idea of what makes Bromley tick, with more advice from our verified reviewers.

Bromley is the largest of the 32 London boroughs, stretching from Crystal Palace and Mottingham in the north right down to Biggin Hill in the south. It’s also a borough that transitions dramatically from suburban to rural, with farmland making up around 30% of Read more about Borough of Bromley

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