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A Quick Overview of Bromley
Bromley is a large suburban town, the administrative headquarters of the London Borough of Bromley in Greater London, England. It was historically a market town chartered since 1158 and an ancient parish in the county of Kent.
Its location on a coaching route and the opening of a railway station in 1858 were key to its development, and the economic history of Bromley is underpinned by a shift from an agrarian village to commerce and retail. As part of the suburban growth of London in the 20th century, Bromley significantly increased in population and was incorporated as a municipal borough in 1903.
- It has developed into one of a handful of regionally significant commercial and retail districts outside central London and has formed part of Greater London since 1965.
- Most of Bromley including the town centre falls under the BR1 postcode district, whereas areas to the west towards Shortlands are part of BR2 instead.
- The population of the town, consisting of the Bromley Town ward, was 16,826 in the 2011 census.