Martins Hill 7926

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Features of Martins Hill include a playground and sports pitches.

History

Reputedly named after a baker who lived here, Martin's Hill had long been a place where the people of Bromley promenaded. It was once famous for the broom that grew here, the plant after which Bromley takes its name. Between 1868 and 1872 only part of the hill was set aside for public use, the rest being open fields, the lower slopes formerly used for growing hops. In 1878, when the area was under threat of development, the site was acquired from the Ecclesiastical Board by Bromley Council and opened as the town's first ornamental park.

Visitor Facilities

The park is open from 7.30am weekdays/9am Sat/Sun/BHs - half hour after dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The park is open from 7.30am weekdays/9am Sat/Sun/BHs - half hour after dusk.

Directions

Rail: Shortlands c100m to west. Bus: 227, 351, 358, 726.
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust