Orpington is a popular thoroughfare for people who are traveling from different parts of London to the rest of England. Orpington Priory, Museum and Gardens are an attraction unique in South London. It offers visitors free access, 365 days a year to large and lovely gardens as well as historical attractions.
Although this is a very modern town, its history and many impressive landmarks date back several centuries. There are lots of enchanting old buildings to discover as well as some lovely natural attractions. Bromley Museum can be found in a charming in a medieval building that is surrounded by picturesque gardens.
The town center of Orpington is the perfect place to unwind by indulging in a spot of shopping. In addition to chains of major retail outlets, visitors to Orpington will also find several shops where they can browse for locally made handicrafts as well as a wide range of other items that make great gifts and souvenirs.
The Kent countryside is just waiting to be explored and there are numerous quaint villages and towns situated just a short drive from Orpington. People who want to get back to nature will also find several woods and forests in the area that are just waiting to be explored. Natural trails run through these woods and forests and make ideal places to take a break for a while in addition to offering plenty of scenic shady spots to simply pause for an hour or two while enjoying a picnic.
Orpington is just a short journey from the heart of London by train and it is easy to take the train to Charing Cross Station in the heart of London. People who prefer to complete the journey by car will also find it very easy to get into the big city whenever they choose.