Petts Wood

Petts Wood is singularly characterised by the large expanse of woodland which is owned and managed by the National Trust. The village itself is separated into Petts Wood East and Petts Wood West by the railway line. Both sides boast a large selection of shops and restaurants, which serve the local community.

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About The Area

Its proximity to the City and excellent communication links, as well as its sense of community, attract young working professionals as well as families to the area.

Train Stations

Local Schools



The railway service today has some 100 trains servicing all London south east main line stations (Charing Cross, Waterloo, Cannon Street, London Bridge, Victoria, and Blackfriars), taking 30 minutes on average.  


Petts Wood is served by several Transport for London bus services connecting it with areas including Bromley, Biggin Hill, Catford, Chislehurst, Hither Green, Lewisham, Orpington and St Mary Cray. There is also the N47 night bus from Trafalgar Square.  


  • Biggin Hill approx. 4.4 miles  
  • City approx. 8.0 miles  
  • Gatwick approx. 19.7 miles  
  • Heathrow approx. 23.6 miles  

These distances have been calculated using and are as the crow flies from our Petts Wood Office. 


Petts Wood has numerous extremely popular schools. Please note that catchment and or entrance examinations areas may apply. 

Primary Education:

  • Crofton Infant & Junior Schools
  • St James primary
  • Southborough primary

Secondary Education:

  • Coopers
  • Bishop Justus

Independent Education:

  • Bromley High
  • Farringtons


Most of the building in Petts Wood occurred during the 1930’s, mainly to provide good housing for the London overspill at affordable prices in the “country”. Part of the attraction to prospective buyers was a main line station with over 200 trains per day to various London stations. Nowadays you will find a good mix of property spanning from smaller terraced houses up to large period family homes. A large proportion of the older properties in Petts Wood are Noel Rees houses, which characterise the area and which are always sought after when they come to the market.

Going Out

There is a vast selection of restaurants ranging from Turkish to Mexican and Indian. Of note, Indian Essence which is owned by Atul Cutcher or Cyprianis, both of which are a stone’s throw from our office in Station Square.


Recreational Facilities

Petts Wood is singularly characterised (as the name suggests) by the large expanse of Woods which divides it from neighbouring Chislehurst. These woods really are an oasis of peace and tranquillity and are managed and run by the National Trust. There are a number of organisations operating and facilities available in the area which are too numerous to mention in full but examples include Willett Recreation Ground which includes: children’s play area, cricket, tennis and bowls; Petts Wood Snooker Club (above Morrisons); and Orpington Ojays Swimming Club. 

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