Located between Chislehurst and Orpington, Petts Wood is becoming more and more popular for families looking to move out of more central London to somewhere with great schools and that offers the best of both worlds: The buzz of a bustling small town combined with the open green spaces, woods and parks, all within an easy commute of London.
Petts Wood has a very well connected train station, running a regular service into London. London Bridge is only 22 minutes by train, and Victoria, Cannon Street and Charing Cross are all less than 40 minutes from station to station. Canary Wharf & The City is easily reached by stopping at Lewisham and hopping on the DLR. An extensive bus service connects all the nearby areas and beyond, and the M25 and the M20 are easily accessed for those looking to get about by car.
The numerous decent primary and secondary schools of Petts Wood and nearby Orpington are one of the main reasons families seem to choose to relocate to this part of the Bromley borough. There is a good mix of state and private schools, including Crofton School, Crofton Junior School and St James’s Catholic School. All have an Ofsted rating of “Good” to “outstanding”. Newstead Wood Grammar School is nearby, as is Bromley High School and Farringtons if you’re considering going private.
Local Amenities & Going Out
Petts Wood is home to a number of excellent restaurants and pubs. Local favourites include Regional Pub of the Year 2015 “One Inn The Wood”, which boasts a selection of locally produced ales and wine, and for dining the Vibrant Aqua Mediterranean Bar and Grill. is a popular choice. Alternatively, head to nearby Orpington High Street to for a whole array of bars and other nightlife.