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 is in the ceremonial county of Greater London, the historic county of Kent, and the administrative county of Greater London.
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Orpington is situated towards the southernmost extremity of Greater London, and towards the easternmost extremity of Greater London.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Orpington is BR6 0JU.
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.
The post town for Orpington is Orpington. Orpington is in the BR6 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Orpington.
The centre of Orpington is located at position 51.37567° latitude and 0.09924° longitude.
The centre of Orpington is located at the grid reference easting 546204 and northing 166159 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Orpington relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Orpington to the centre of the town.
Position of Orpington relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Orpington to the centre of the city.