Where is Orpington?

Orpington is located in the county of Greater London, London, four miles south-west of the town of Swanley, 18 miles west of the major town of Chatham, and 14 miles south-east of London. Orpington lies two miles west of the Kent border, and was historically in the county of Kent. Orpington falls within the London borough council of Bromley, under the Greater London Authority. It is in the BR6 postcode district. The post town for Orpington is Orpington.

Orpington on a map

Bounding box showing extent of Orpington
Location of Orpington within the UK

Which county is Orpington in?

Orpington is in the ceremonial county of Greater London, the historic county of Kent, and the administrative county of Greater London.

Ceremonial CountyGreater London
Historic CountyKent
Administrative CountyGreater London

Where is Orpington in Greater London?

Orpington is situated towards the southernmost extremity of Greater London, and towards the easternmost extremity of Greater London.

Location of Orpington within Greater London

What is the postcode for Orpington?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Orpington is BR6 0JU.

Where is Orpington in BR6?

Orpington is situated towards the northernmost extremity of the BR6 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the BR6 postcode district.

Location of Orpington within BR6

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What is the post town for Orpington?

The post town for Orpington is Orpington. Orpington is in the BR6 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Orpington.

What is the latitude and longitude of Orpington?

The centre of Orpington is located at position 51.37567° latitude and 0.09924° longitude.

Latitude51.37567°
Longitude0.09924°

What is the easting and northing of Orpington?

The centre of Orpington is located at the grid reference easting 546204 and northing 166159 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting546204
Northing166159

What are the nearest towns to Orpington?

Position of Orpington relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Orpington to the centre of the town.

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Orpington is 4 miles south-west of Swanley
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Orpington is 8 miles north of Westerham
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Orpington is 8 miles north-east of Warlingham
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Orpington is 8 miles north-west of Sevenoaks
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Orpington is 8 miles south-west of Dartford
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Orpington is 9 miles north-east of Oxted
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Orpington is 10 miles south-west of Swanscombe
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Orpington is 10 miles north-east of Caterham
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Orpington is 12 miles south-west of Northfleet
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Orpington is 12 miles south-west of Grays

What are the nearest cities to Orpington?

Position of Orpington relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Orpington to the centre of the city.

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Orpington is 13 miles south-east of City of London
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Orpington is 13 miles south-east of City of Westminster
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Orpington is 13 miles south-east of London
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Orpington is 30 miles south-west of Chelmsford
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Orpington is 32 miles south-east of St Albans
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Orpington is 40 miles north of Brighton and Hove
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Orpington is 43 miles west of Canterbury
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Orpington is 53 miles north-east of Chichester
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Orpington is 57 miles south of Cambridge
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Orpington is 64 miles south-east of Oxford

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