Bromley is London's largest borough with an area of about 60 square miles and spans a large proportion of the south-east of Greater London. It has a population of nearly 300,000.
Much of Bromley is green-belt land with the more populous parts to the north and west edges of the borough. The borough is home to Premiership football club Crystal Palace as well as the famous Crystal Palace Park, and in times past many notable figures have resided there.
Bromley has been home to a number of History's famous names - author H. G. Wells who wrote War of the Worlds' was born in Bromley; French Emperor Napoleon III, during exile from France also lived there; the early years of the lives of Enid Blyton, author of the Famous Five books, and rock star David Bowie were spent in the borough. Charles Darwin lived at historic Downe House in the village of Downe.
Bromley is twinned with the German town of Neuwied.