Hatchit Design was founded in Bromley, and our offices are located in the Bromley Borough too. For those who have not been to this neck of the woods (and it is quite leafy here) here’s 5 reasons why we love Bromley:
It was born as the ‘Glades’, opening in 1991, then brought out years later and re-branded to ‘intu’ but more recently brought back again and re-branded back to the ‘Glades’ – (that’s a lot of buying and selling and renaming!), however regardless of name, this shopping centre offers a choice of over 130 stores making it a shopper’s delight! Another point worth mentioning is the centre-wide free Wifi which is pretty damn reliable and fast.
Crystal Palace Park
Ok, the park isn’t in Bromley town centre but it is in the borough of Bromley so it counts! This historical Victorian pleasure-ground features parkland, full-scale dinosaur sculptures, lakes, the National Sports Centre, a farm and more. Always a great day out with the kids!
Caves…in London? Yes! These famous caves are just a short drive from Bromley town centre in neighbouring Chislehurst. You can get a guided tour of this labyrinth of man-made tunnels which are as much as 30 metres below the woodland above, and there has been ghostly happenings reported in the caves too, so much so that Most Haunted (TV show) spent two nights investigating the paranormal goings-on back in 2008! Eek!
The Churchill Theatre
The 785 capacity theatre was built in 1977, in the style of a European opera house. Many shows start at this theatre, which makes it a great venue to catch a new musical before it is transferred to the West End. We recently saw a pantomime at the theatre which was fantastic!
Bromley is a suburb in Greater London, but that doesn’t stop it from being 5 minutes from the countryside! A short drive and you are in rural Keston, Farnborough, Biggin Hill, Westerham, Cudham and beyond, where you will find a lovely choice of beautiful country pubs and village-style shopping and dining.
What more would you want from a London suburb other than great shopping, large parks, family attractions, a buzzing night life and local countryside?