The almighty Splash Damage World Headquarters are located just minutes from Bromley South railway station, which itself is nestled within the London borough of Bromley. With some 300,000 residents, Bromley is London’s largest borough and is encompasses Beckenham, Penge, Orpington, Biggin Hill and Chislehurst, as well as Bromley itself. With a pedestrianised high street and an expansive shopping centre, a host of amenities is just a few footsteps away from the office.
Located close enough to central London to make for quick trips into the city, Bromley has managed to keep a distinct identity of its own, and offers historic landmarks, a wide variety of parks and one of the biggest shopping centres in South East England.
Bromley also has several connections with popular culture. HG Wells, author of War of the Worlds, was born here, while Charles Darwin, Billy Idol, Siouxsie Sioux, and David Bowie all lived in the town.
Property in Bromley
With an average age of 39, Bromley’s residents are rather young and so family houses tend to be the most sought-after, with semi-detached properties making up almost a third of Bromley's homes. In recent years, however, there has been an influx of young professionals who tend to gravitate towards the newly built flats in the town centre. There are also quite a few Victorian houses and while most of the larger versions have been converted into flats, there are still entire period properties to be found here and there.
More information on property in Bromley and the surrounding areas can be found on the Finding a Place to Live page.
Shopping & Eating Out
Bromley is one of the biggest retail centres in the South East. The Glades shopping centre featuring more than 130 stores is located right in the middle of town and is just a few steps from the Splash Damage offices. In addition, the pedestrianised high street is home to some 300 stores offering everything from shoes and clothing to home electronics and furniture.
If you fancy a bite, there are dozens of restaurants and cafes sprinkled throughout the town, offering dishes from all over the world. And if you’re looking to follow your meal up with a pint and some dancing, Bromley offers an assortment of pubs, bars, and nightclubs.
Arts & Entertainment
If you want to catch the latest movie releases, the Empire Cinema in Bromley High Street will have you covered. Theatre enthusiasts can enjoy touring productions, big-name comedians and musicians at the Churchill Theatre, while the Bromley Little Theatre presents 11 full-length productions every year.
If you just want to have a good time with a few mates, Bromley's pubs come in all shapes and sizes, while the town also features several bars and nightclubs.
Sports & Leisure
The Pavilion Leisure Centre is Bromley’s one-stop shop for indoor sporting activities. With a pool including a wave machine and flumes, a large gym, a health suite, several squash courts, and a multi-purpose sports hall, the Pavilion offers something for everyone. Best of all, membership is complimentary for all full-time Splash Damage staff.
Bromley is also home to several other sports facilities, including a tennis centre, a golf course, and an athletics track.
If you’re looking for a more relaxed pace, Bromley also offers some 35 square miles of protected countryside, parks and open spaces. A prime destination here are the Church House Gardens in the town centre which include rose gardens, a lake and a playground and are perfect for a quiet stroll.
Getting to London and Other Destinations
Bromley is situated conveniently close to central London, with the heart of the Capital being a mere ten miles away. With fast and frequent direct rail services, you can be in the City in less than 20 minutes and there are mainline connections to a multitude of other destinations.
More locally, a sprawling network of bus and tram services offers easy and convenient access to the surrounding towns. London’s main airports Heathrow, Gatwick, and Stansted are also easily accessible by road and train.
Check the Getting Around section for detailed information.