Orpington is a suburban, commuter town located in the London Borough of Bromley, but historically it was located within Kent. The town is well served by local transport links into the city, including numerous bus routes and trains which deliver commuters straight into Charing Cross and Victoria stations as well as the South East coastal resorts and towns of Hastings and Dover. The nearby M25 provides road access to the rest of the country.
Despite its proximity to the heaving city, there is plenty of green space around with the beautiful Goddington Park providing rugby, football and cricket pitches to the masses and the serene Priory and its gardens.
Good shopping is not far away in Orpington with the usual names you would find in any good high street found in the large Walnut Shopping Centre. In addition, Orpington's claim to fame is that it has a breed of poultry named after it Orpinton Buff, Black or Speckled chickens were bred by a local gentleman (William Cook) in the 1890s, along with the Buff Orpington Duck.