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Is there anything worth seeing in Bromley England?

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Is there anything worth seeing in Bromley England?

Hi, We will be visiting London for five nights on sightseeing and are planning on visiting Bromley. Can anyone recommend any worthwhile sights for a tourist? My last name is Bromley and we came to the USA almost 400 years ago. Thank you so much.

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1. Re: Is there anything worth seeing in Bromley England?

It's a Borough (area) as well as a town.

There's the Bromley Museum

bromley.gov.uk/info/…bromley_museum

More info here

bromley.gov.uk/info/200064/local_history_and…

Nothing I think that would be classed as a tourist attraction, but of local/niche interest and if you want to go to Bromley it's better than nothing, certainly better than the identikit shopping mall, etc.

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2. Re: Is there anything worth seeing in Bromley England?

Down House, Charles Darwin's home , is quite close.

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3. Re: Is there anything worth seeing in Bromley England?

Chislehurst caves are a few miles away.

http://www.chislehurst-caves.co.uk/

According to a google search there is a pub called "the Bromley Arms" but that is a couple of hundred miles north of London.

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4. Re: Is there anything worth seeing in Bromley England?

Definately consider Charles Darwin's House - go to: http://wp.me/p2r6no-4I

for more info. There is also the Bromley Museum, Crofton Roman Villa and Crystal Palace Museum. Go to the Bromley Borough site for links to these items.

bromley.gov.uk/info/…museums_and_galleries

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5. Re: Is there anything worth seeing in Bromley England?

A brilliant theatre that puts on some great shows

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6. Re: Is there anything worth seeing in Bromley England?

Plus the site of the old Crystal Palace (plus associated athletics and swimming centres) in the north of the borough, through to rural areas fringing Kent in the south.

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7. Re: Is there anything worth seeing in Bromley England?

Just outside Bromley is Lullingstone.

Ruined Norman Castle, Roman villa, Lullingstone Castle (House) and a very pretty village.

http://www.lullingstonecastle.co.uk/

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8. Re: Is there anything worth seeing in Bromley England?

I Googled Bromley to see if there was another Bromley outside London, but I came up with various clubs in SE London. If you want to watch football, rugby, or drink real ale, you will be happy.

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9. Re: Is there anything worth seeing in Bromley England?

There is also the Ripley Arts Centre housed in a beautiful old building with large gardens. It offers music recitals, arts exhibitions and other events:

www.bromleyarts.com

Depending on when you will be coming you could also visit the Bromley Pageant of Motoring (one of the largest single-day classic and vintage car shows) which is usually on the second Sunday in June:

http://www.bromleypageant.co.uk/

There is also a growing possibility that the Biggin Hill Airshow will be reinstated next year (it was stopped in 2010).

Bromley also has a smallish but pleasant market on Fridays and Saturdays in a pedestrianised area of the High Street. It is much bigger in early/mid December when it becomes a Christmas market. Nothing to travel to Bromley specially for, but if you're there anyway it could be of some interest.

Edited: 23 July 2012, 15:07
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10. Re: Is there anything worth seeing in Bromley England?

matthewvh (post 5) mentioned the excellent theatre but did not give its name. It is the Churchill theatre located just off Bromley High Street:

theatresonline.com/theatres/…