Orpington is served by our Locksbottom Branch, together with the immediate surrounding areas including Green Street Green, Chelsfield and Badgers Mount.

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About The Area

The area has grown in popularity thanks predominantly to its growing range of facilities, especially in Orpington town centre which has recently benefitted from significant investment. This together with a range of top rated schools and the convenient rail links to the City make Orpington an attractive option to house-hunters.

Train Stations

Local Schools



Orpington mainline station is in Zone 6. There are frequent, direct services to London terminals including London Bridge, Charing Cross, Victoria and Cannon Street as well as direct services southwards to Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and Hastings. There are also stations located in nearby Chelsfield and St Mary’s Cray.  


There are a range of bus services including direct services to Bluewater, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Woolwich, Crystal Palace and Lewisham. For night owls the N199 night bus offers a direct service back from Charing Cross to Orpington.  


  • Biggin Hill approx. 2.7 miles  
  • City Airport approx. 9.6 miles  
  • Gatwick Airport approx. 17.9 miles  
  • Heathrow Airport approx. 23.2 miles  

These distances have been calculated using www.freemaptools.com and are as the crow flies from our Locksbottom Office. 


The general area is well served with a range of schools in the state and private sectors. Please note that catchment areas and/or entrance examinations may apply. 

  • Primary Education:
  • Darrick Wood Infant & Junior
  • Crofton Infant and Junior
  • Warren Road
  • Holy Innocents Catholic


Senior Education

  • Darrrick Wood
  • Newstead Wood
  • St Olaves
  • Bishop Justus
  • Ravens Wood

There is also a wide selection of excellent schools in the independent sector to choose from including: Bromley High; Eltham College; Whitgift School; Sevenoaks School; Royal Russell and Radnor House to name but a few. 


There is a diverse mix of property in Orpington. There has recently been a surge in new build developments in the area which have provided for a range of turn-key starter homes making the first time buyer market very active locally. The range extends to Victorian semis right the way up to larger, detached properties which appeal to the top end of the market. Such properties are generally located in more rural locations such as Chelsfield and provide more in the way of outdoor space. 

Going Out

The array of places to go out in and around Orpington changes regularly. Orpington’s most recent attraction is a new seven-screen cinema. There are also an array of different eateries catering for many tastes including Chinese, Indian, Italian and Mexican cuisines. Slightly further afield is Herbert’s which is situated overlooking the very picturesque Keston Common. Located in nearby Locksbottom is Chapter One and Cyprianis, both of which are popular places with locals. 

Recreational Facilities

In the way of recreational facilities, Orpington has a lot to offer and so does the immediately surrounding area.  

  • There is the Walnuts Leisure Centre which offers an indoor pool, soft play and fitness centre.  
  • Private sports centres in the area include Virgin Active, Nuffield Health and David Lloyd.  
  • There are many private clubs covering football, rugby, hockey, cricket, tennis and several golf courses to choose from, including High Elms Golf Course, Knockholt Golf course and Westerham Golf Club.  
  • A new addition to Orpington is the Air Jump Trampoline Park which has proved very popular. 
  • One of Orpington’s best kept secrets is Priory Gardens which is a managed public park with a lake, rose garden and lots of green space.
  • High Elms park offers 250 acres of countryside and woodland to explore and is located on the ridge of the North Downs. The park offers a number of facilities including a nature centre, ice well and visitor centre. The site is also home to a sustainable education centre, which houses two large multi-functional rooms for community, business and educational use and a café.  

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