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Penge: a pretty Victorian suburb with a rich past

Situated Near Bromley in south-east London, the charming suburb of Penge has a rich history. In the 19th century, it was a popular day trip destination thanks to its ample pubs and music halls, while in the 1970s, it was the scene of the notorious Penge Murders.

The Victorian terraced houses are a reminder of Penge's past, but it's now a vibrant suburb lined with old fashioned pubs and breweries.

Enjoy cosy cafe culture on Penge High Street

London's suburbs are well-known for their wealth of cafes, and Penge is no exception. Nestled between lines of Victorian terraces, you'll find tea shops and coffee houses suiting every taste.

Visit Blue Mountain for a cup of tea and a calorie-packed cake, or try Blue Belle for a proper artisan coffee. Looking for a meal? Penge isn't short of restaurants either, and from pizza at Sicilian Art to tagines at Cafe Casbah, there's something for everyone.

See live music and theatre on Penge's cultural scene

Penge's Bridge House is a locally-run theatre that runs theatre productions to rival the West End, while the Blue Belle and The Goldsmiths both host regular music nights to celebrate local talent.

Meanwhile, Alexandra Nurseries has been featured in glossy magazines for its beautiful plant collection. Nearby Royston Halls hosts monthly vintage fairs - well worth a visit if you're here at the right time.

Looking for accommodation in Penge? Travelodge London Crystal Palace Hotel is just minutes away, close to Selhurst Park, while Travelodge London Bromley Hotel places you in the heart of this vibrant district.