Sort file:- Bromley, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


Earliest 1911+

(Name from)

Bromley Court Hotel

Open 2017+

Bromley Hill


0208 461 8600

Bromley Court Hotel 2017

Above photo, 2017.


In 1911 I believe this was called the "Farnboro' Court Hotel" but as yet do not know when the name changed. It is now (2017) run by the Best Western Hotel chain.

The following passage is from James Weir, Historic Buildings Consultant. "The Bromley Court Hotel, is an unlisted building located in the London Borough of Bromley, and began as a suburban villa constructed in an Italianate style by Charles Long (1760-1838), later 1st Baron Farnborough. Long was a patron of the arts, being a founder member of the British Institution for Promoting the Fine Arts, instrumental in founding the National Gallery and was a trustee of the British Museum. He was also an MP, a close political ally of William Pitt the Younger, whose negotiations with rival Henry Addington took place at what was then called Bromley Hill Place. Charles Long's wife, Amelia, was a well-respected amateur water-colourist who was made an honorary exhibitor at the Royal Academy from 1807-22 and was the subject of much praise from contemporary commentators.

"The building was converted to a hotel in the early 20th century and has been much extended since, although many decorative features of the original core of the house remain intact. In 1963, the hotel opened what would become known as The Bromel Club, where many now-famous groups, singers and songwriters, among them The Who, David Bowie and Eric Clapton, were early performers.

"The instruction comprised a thorough Historic Building Appraisal of the hotel, focussing on the original early 19th century house and the 19th and early 20th century additions, in order to establish the development history of the building and the elements within which were worthy of retention and contributed to the significance of the building, both as a late Georgian suburban villa and later as a music venue."


From the By Rob Bleaney. 10 December 2012.

Bride spends wedding night in jail after guest is 'glassed' during mass brawl.

Three hurt as marriage reception erupts in violence.

Bromley Court Hotel 2012

Fight venue: The scene of the brawl at the Bromley Court Hotel.

A bride was arrested and spent her first night of married life in a police cell after being accused of 'glassing' a guest at her wedding reception.

The 32-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm after her special day descended into violence.

She spent the whole of the wedding night in custody but was released back into her husband's arms the following day after her alleged victim decided not to press charges.

The 29-year-old man had to be rushed to hospital with cuts to his face after being attacked with the glass.

Two other men - including the 54-year-old groom - were also injured in the fracas and had to be treated by paramedics.

A police spokesman said: "Police were called to a disturbance involving a wedding party at the Bromley Court Hotel at 1am on Sunday.

"A 29-year-old male was taken to Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford suffering from cuts to his face after being assaulted with a glass.

"A 30-year-old male was taken to Princess Royal University Hospital in Farnborough suffering from a broken nose.

"A 54-year-old male was treated at the scene by London Ambulance Service for a cut to his elbow.

"A 32-year-old female was arrested at the scene and taken to Bromley Police Station on suspicion of GBH against the 29-year-old male.

"She was kept in custody overnight and released with a police caution for affray after the victim declined to press charges or assist police with the investigation."

A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 1.20am on Sunday to reports of an assault.

'We sent two ambulances and a responder crew to the Bromley Court Hotel and treated three persons for various injurious, two of which were taken to hospital for treatment.'




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