Real estate advices

Let’s move to… West Wickham

West Wickham is an area of the Bromley Borough that pops up constantly for us as agents as somewhere where families want to move to, particularly from more central parts of London, in order to get more for their money property-wise, as well as for greener spaces and great schools.  

So what do I need to know about West Wickham? 

Nestled between Bromley and Croydon, and with a decent high street and great transport links, West Wickham was largely a village until the 20th century with only cottages and a few large houses. During the 1920s and 1930s there was great redevelopment, with thousands of semi-detached properties built, most of which still exist today and provide many of the houses we have for sale in the area. With their often large gardens and decent-sized plots they make excellent family homes. The Meridian line passes through West Wickham (you can see a large stone commemorating this in West Wickham’s Coney Hall Park!), and it’s home to Wickham Court Manor House (now location to a private school, Wickham Court) the ancestral home of Anne Boleyn.  

Getting about 

West Wickham has excellent transport links to central London.  

Rail: West Wickham station provides 4-hourly services into Charing Cross and Cannon Street and London Bridge, with journeys taking approx 35 minutes. 

Bus: There are many local bus routes linking West Wickham with Bromley, Croydon and Beckenham including the 24 hour 119 (to Bromley). Other routes include the 194 (to West Croydon), 198 (to Thornton Heath), 352 (to Lower Sydenham), and 356 (to Upper Sydenham) and 358 (to Orpington one way, Crystal Palace the other) 

Cycle: There are plenty of parking spaces for bikes at West Wickham station, with many locals opting to cycle there instead of park their car before commuting by train. 

Airports: For air travel, Gatwick Airport is just 40 minutes away by car, and London City Airport a similar timeframe.  

Local amenities 

West Wickham is the perfect place to live for families who like plenty to do and to have amenities aplenty on their doorstep. Sports-wise Langley Park Golf Club provides 120 acres in which to improve your swing, Wickham Park Tennis Club has a number of courts and a lively clubhouse, and the West Wickham Leisure Centre (soon to be refurbished) provides fitness classes, a gym, and swimming lessons for the local community.  

Shops-wise West Wickham has a great mixture of both high street names and independent stores and cafes (prospective buyers to the area are always pleased by the sight of a Marks & Spencer Simply Food here!), and the local library fosters a great sense of community with many workshops and classes for both adults and little ones.  


West Wickham is fortunate enough to be served by many great schools, both state and idependent.  At primary level local residents have the option of Oak Lodge, Hawes Down, Wickham Common, Unicorn and Pickhurst, with Langley Boys (Outstanding) and Girls (Good) schools covering a great deal of  homes when it comes to secondary catchments, with Hayes (Outstanding) another sizeable chunk of the area. If private schooling appeals to you, then St David’s College, an independent co-ed school for pupils aged 2-16 is frequently on the Sunday Times Top 20 Prep Schools list. There are also local buses provided to the Newstead Wood Girls and St Olave’s Boys grammar schools.  

For littler members of the family, there are several popular preschools in the area (Parklands in Coney Hall Rec, Jigsaw, Bizzy Bees & Sunny Kids to name a few), and Hayeswick is the outstanding day nursery that runs 52 weeks a year.  

Going out  

Food and drink-wise, West Wickham has a whopping array of restaurants in the area showcasing almost every cuisine you can think of, as well as a few lovely pubs that date back to the last century and beyond.  For those who enjoy their green spaces, running or a good old dog walk, West Wickham, and Hayes Commons provide beautiful woodland and open spaces. Both Blake’s Recreation Ground and Coney Hall Recreation Ground have excellent play areas for children, as well as various sporting facilities. 

Fancy buying in here? Contact us and we can arrange viewings at suitable properties  

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Lewis McKale

Director, Residential Sales, Lettings & New Homes

07507 656 668

020 8462 7155

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Lewis has over 20 years experience in the property industry. As a young negotiator he worked for large South East London Estate Agency and he also worked his way up to Associate Director at a City based Estate Agency by the time he was 25.

He jointly owned and sold a successful business in the East End of London before deciding to come back to his roots and set up Bromley Property Company in late 2016.

Lewis is a life long Bromley Borough resident and hails from West Wickham where he attended Wickham Common Primary School and then Hayes Secondary School.

He's married with three children, all of whom attend local schools. Both himself and his wife are very active with local autistic charities helping with various events.

Football plays a big part in his life, playing for Charlton Athletic youth team in his early days and he is an avid supporter of Bromley FC.

The competitive drive that pushes him on is what helps fuel his passion for the business. This and his in-depth knowledge of the borough is a great combination which helps deliver the results his clients have come to expect.

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Kyle Peters

Director, Land & Commercial

020 8462 7155

07801 577 782

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In a career spanning more than 20 years Kyle has bought, sold and let Real Estate of all types and sizes in every sector of property industry. Throughout this time he was a long serving founder member of one of the South East’s most successful Commercial & Development property agencies. In addition to a successful agency career he has held senior client-side positions in asset & property management and investment and development acquisitions affording Kyle a holistic viewpoint and greater understanding of the entire process than some agents.

Technically knowledgeable and with a keen eye for detail he has a deep understanding of how to effectively market a property and revels in getting amongst the strategy of a transaction to ensure his clients expectations are regularly exceeded.

With a natural flair for identifying development opportunities and adding value Kyle works regularly with a number of clients on acquisitions and development & planning consultancy and has specialisms in the retirement, care and affordable housing sectors.

Born and raised in the Bromley area, outside of work Kyle enjoys spending as much time as possible with his young family, travelling and all things car related.

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Stuart Jackson

Sales & Lettings

020 8462 7155

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Stuart has worked in the property industry for 10 years now.

Previously working in the East End of London specialising in Shoreditch and The City but deciding to come back to his roots and work in Bromley, Stuart brings his enthusiasm, knowledge and hard work to the company and local Bromley residents will all benefit from this.

Stuart is also a local lad that grew up in Keston, attending Keston Primary School and Hayes Secondary School so his local knowledge is second to none. Currently living in Shortlands Stuart prides himself on his excellent customer service levels and is always available to talk about property and will accommodate viewings whenever he can 7 days a week.

Stuart works very close with Lewis in ensuring that Bromley Property Company offer a customer service unlike any other local estate agent making sure all of our clients be it Vendors, Landlords, Buyers or Tenants are all looked after and dealt with in the best way possible.

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Angela McKale

Admin & Marketing

020 8462 7155

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Angela has worked supporting Lewis and his team for the last 5 years now and has taken the admin side of the business over and helps to ensure that our clients are given a service that is as efficient as possible.

She is responsible for that majority of the companies marketing and she also looks after the properties on our website as well as ensuring our clients are written to promptly.

Helping to run diaries for the team and ensuring everyone is kept on their toes is a real help and she helps keep things organised and ensures the business runs as efficiently as possible.

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Trevor Doran

Head of Property Management

07740 055 025

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Trevor has over 30 years’ experience in maintaining and managing properties.
20 years in the home improvement industry rising to director level served him well as a landlord and since 2009 owning and running his own business specialising purely in property letting and management.
A lifelong Bromley borough resident Trevor runs Bromley Property Company’s letting and management department and continues to operate at the highest possible levels of professionalism and service as the portfolio grows.
Sport and fitness play a big part in Trevor’s life as he tries to keep up with two athletic children currently in sixth form and university. He also follows the fortunes of the ever-improving Bromley FC.

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Amy has worked in Lettings and property management for 10 years starting as a Lettings Negotiator for a corporate Estate Agents in Dartford.

She then worked for an independent Estate Agent in Bexley as a Property Manager and then as Branch Manager for 3 years.

She took some time out when she had her daughter and started working again in Property Management 3 years ago.

Amy has a BA (Hons) Degree in Fashion and enjoys making clothes and she is also classically trained to Grade 6 in Piano.

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Becky Freeman

Digital Marketing & Social Media

020 8462 7155

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Becky brings with her nearly a decade of digital marketing and multi-award nominated lifestyle blogging experience, and has worked with both household names and smaller companies to create content and enhance their social and online presence. She has appeared in various Interiors & lifestyle magazines, written for publications including The Guardian, and appeared on Channel 4’s ‘Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas’ winning her category of Christmas table styling!

After a disappointing experience trying to sell her house with a local high street agent, West Wickham-based Becky had heard great things about Bromley Property Company, swapped to us and quickly sold, and says she couldn't rate Lewis and his team's knowledge of the area and honest valuation highly enough.

As a bit of a property geek with a background in both business and lifestyle marketing, Becky is now on board to oversee all things digital for us through her agency Becky Freeman Digital.

Living and raising 3 children in the local area, Becky loves Bromley and all it has to offer a young family.

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Mary Radovanovich

MAAT, MICB PM.Dip., Accounts

020 8462 7155

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Mary has been in the accounting industry for over 23 years and has a license with the AAT and ICB. Mary prides herself on excellent customer service and strongly believes in building a close working relationship with her clients.

Mary deals with the invoice payments and tax for the group as well as assisting with all aspects of accounting.