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About Bromley

Bromley is the largest borough in Greater London by geographical area, covering more than 150 square kilometres. 330,000 people live in Bromley and the resident population is expected to increase to over 350,000 by 2027.

The most south-easterly part of Greater London, the borough is bordered by the London boroughs of Lewisham and Greenwich to the north, Bexley to the north east, Southwark and Lambeth to the northwest, as well as Croydon to the west. It also borders the Sevenoaks District of Kent to the east and south, and the Tandridge District of Surrey to the southwest.

It’s a young borough – almost a quarter of the population is aged 18 or under. And it’s becoming steadily more diverse. 29% of our ‘18 and under population’ is made up of BME groups, compared to 19% of the overall population of the borough.

Broadly speaking, Bromley is one of the more affluent London boroughs. It is ranked 183 out of 326 local authorities in the 2015 Indices of Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index (IDACI) where 1 is the most deprived. But there are areas within Bromley where deprivation is more acute and nine Bromley wards are ranked by IDACI as more deprived than the England average.

More than half of the borough is designated as green belt countryside. We also have an excellent cultural heritage in Bromley, comprising 45 conservation areas, 800 statutory listed buildings and 1,000 locally listed buildings.


Bromley is well known for its expansive green spaces – some of the most beautiful in London and totalling 7,000 hectares.