Famous People

There are a number of famous people who have lived and worked in Bromley town centre and borough:

  • David Bowie in Bromley (or Bickley, or Beckenham)

    An account from Bromley Bowie post on the 29th January, 2018: *A LAD IN PRIMARK* Until recent years, Primark in Bromley high street was an Allders department store, and before then it was home to Medhursts, a large independent department store, founded in 1879. A young David Bowie was a frequent visitor to Medhursts, calling…
  • The Author H.G. Wells in Bromley

    H G Wells is a famous author, writing books such as author of The War Of The Worlds and The Time Machine, with prescience: “His writing imagined before they existed the aeroplane, the tank, space travel, the atomic bomb and the internet. In later life, the emphasis of his political writing turned more towards the rights of the individual, and…

There are also a number of notable architects who have added to the heritage buildings in our town:

  • Architect – Evelyn Hellicar

    Bromley’s forgotten architect by Doug Black in 2005 In 2005, Doug Black, Bromley Council’s principal conservation officer, was intrigued by the work of Edwardian architect Evelyn Hellicar, who lived nearly all his life in the borough and was responsible for the design of many fine buildings both in Bromley and in the West Country. Despite…
  • Arts And Crafts Movement in Bromley – Ernest Newton

    The renowned architect Ernest Newton has built one of his best works in Bromley: The Royal Bell.
  • Charles Cowels-Voysey, Architect, Art Deco in Bromley

    Charles Cowles Voysey (1889-1981) and a renowned architect in the early 20th Century.  In Bromley he was responsible for the ‘Town Hall extension’ (1939) and the former Magistrates Court (1939), Elsewhere, his other notable completed works includes Worthing Town Hall, seven years earlier (6) and Kingsley Hall in the East End of London (3). He…