Bromley

Bromley is a large town and area in south east London, England, within the London Borough of Bromley. It is 9.3 miles (15.0 km) south-east of Charing Cross, and had a population of 87,889 as of 2011.[2]

Bromley

High Street, Bromley
Bromley
Location within Greater London
Population87,889 [1]
OS grid referenceTQ405695
 Charing Cross9.3 mi (15.0 km) NW
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBROMLEY
Postcode districtBR1, BR2
Dialling code020
PoliceMetropolitan
FireLondon
AmbulanceLondon
UK Parliament
London Assembly
List of places
UK
England
London
51.4070°N 0.0210°E / 51.4070; 0.0210

A market town, chartered in 1158,[3] its location on a coaching route and the opening of a railway station in 1858 were key to its development and the shift from an agrarian village to commerce and retail. As part of the suburban growth of London in the 20th century, Bromley significantly increased in population and was incorporated as a municipal borough in 1903 and became part of the London Borough of Bromley, in 1965.[4] Bromley today forms a major retail and commercial centre.[5] It is identified in the London Plan as one of the 13 metropolitan centres of Greater London.[4]