Bromley South

Rail station, existing between 1858 and now

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Bromley is the London Borough of Bromley. It was historically a market town chartered since 1158 and an ancient parish in the county of Kent.

Its location on a coaching route and the opening of a railway station in 1858 were key to its development, and the economic history of Bromley is underpinned by a 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. It has developed into one of a handful of regionally significant commercial and retail districts outside central London and has formed part of Greater London since 1965.

Bromley is served by two railway stations. Bromley South, the larger and more frequently served of the two, which is on the Chatham mainline. It is the nearest rail link to Bromley's major shopping centre, InTu Bromley, previously The Glades.

Bromley became temporarily reknowned in the 1970s for 'The Bromley Contingent', who were a group of followers and fans of the Sex Pistols (including Siouxsie Sioux, Sid Vicious and Billy Idol who also went on to become famous).

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VIEW THE BROMLEY SOUTH AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE BROMLEY SOUTH AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE BROMLEY SOUTH AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE BROMLEY SOUTH AREA IN THE 1860s
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NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Aylesbury Road, BR2 · Chartwell Business Centre, BR1 · Cromwell Avenue, BR2 · Cromwell Close, BR2 · Elmfield Road, BR1 · Ethelbert Close, BR1 · Ethelbert Road, BR1 · Farm Close, BR2 · Glades Place, BR1 · Hayes Road, BR2 · High Street, BR1 · Kentish Way, BR1 · Kentish Way, BR2 · Langdon Road, BR2 · Marke Close, BR2 · Masons Hill, BR1 · Masons Hill, BR2 · New Farm Avenue, BR2 · Newbury Road, BR2 · Pinewood Road, BR2 · Prospect Place, BR2 · Rafford Way, BR1 · Ravenbourne Estate, BR1 · Ravensbourne Green Way, BR1 · Ravensbourne Road, BR1 · Sandford Road, BR2 · Simpsons Road, BR1 · Simpsons Road, BR2 · Sparkes Close, BR2 · St. Mark’s Road, BR2 · Station Approach, BR1 · Stockwell Close, BR1 · Streamside Close, BR2 · Tetty Way, BR1 · The Mall, BR1 · Westmoreland Road, BR1 · Wheeler Place, BR2 · Whitehaven Close, BR2 ·


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