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Crofton Road, Locksbottom, Kent
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It consists of a parade of shops on Crofton Road running from the Fantail to Tugmutton Common. At one end is the Black Horse pub and the Whyte Lion pub at the other. The major building in the area is a large Sainsbury's which backs onto the Princess Royal Hospital.
Locksbottom was famous in the 1970s for its Christmas lights displays and had many famous personalities switching on the lights, but over the last few year it has declined dramatically. Locksbottom has still maintained its village atmosphere, but has suffered with the increase of bigger local shopping complexes.
The Princess Royal hospital originally started out as a workhouse in the 19th century, before changing to a fever hospital and then in the late 1990s it was redeveloped into one of Bromley's main hospitals.
The nearest railway links to the area are Orpington station and Hayes station. Locksbottom is served by many Transport for London Bus services connecting it with other areas including Orpington, Bromley, Chislehurst, Hayes, Beckenham, Catford, Lewisham and Crystal Palace.
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