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Famous writer H.G Wells was born in Bromley BR1 and lived here until the age of thirteen. The author was quite fond of his birthplace and would mention it later in two of his books under a different name. Some of the most famous Bromley BR1 residents are songwriter and artist David Bowie, scientist Charles Darwin, singer Billy Idol, and actor Michael York.
Bromley BR1 was featured two times in a Monty Python sketch. One time as the place where the imaginary Green Midget Cafe can be found and another time as the location of the building from where one could see all world’s continents. The building in question is Kentish Times.
Bromley BR1 is first mentioned in the year 862 as Bromleag. It means “clearing where broom grows”. Broom is a type of shrub. In the 15th century, the branches were used for sweeping and that’s how the sweeping utensil got its name.