Locksbottom

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Locksbottom
Crofton Road, Locksbottom, Kent - geograph.org.uk - 669873.jpg
Crofton Road in Locksbottom
Locksbottom is located in Greater London
Locksbottom
Locksbottom
Location within Greater London
OS grid referenceTQ435655
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Ceremonial countyGreater London
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CountryEngland
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Post townORPINGTON
Postcode districtBR6
Dialling code01689
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51°22′15″N 0°03′39″E / 51.3708°N 0.0608°E / 51.3708; 0.0608Coordinates: 51°22′15″N 0°03′39″E / 51.3708°N 0.0608°E / 51.3708; 0.0608

Locksbottom is an area of South East London within the London Borough of Bromley. It is located west of Orpington and south east of Bromley.

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 University Hospital. The hospital, which originally started as a workhouse infirmary in March 1845, developed into one of Bromley's main hospitals by the late 1990s.[1]

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.

Transport[edit]

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.

Nearby Areas[edit]

Locksbottom borders Petts Wood to the north and north east, Orpington to the east and south east, Farnborough to the south and south west, Keston to the west and Bromley Common to the north west.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Farnborough Hospital". Lost Hospitals of London. Retrieved 7 April 2018.