Destination guide

Why people love visiting cosy Orpington

The area's culture and history are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Orpington. This welcoming city is known for its university setting, parks and bars. O2 Arena and Tower of London are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Orpington

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Orpington a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • London Dungeon (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
  • Royal Observatory (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Sea Life London Aquarium (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
  • Coca-Cola London Eye (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
  • Wimbledon Tennis Club (14.3 mi / 23.1 km)
  • BT Tower (14.9 mi / 24 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Orpington

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Orpington is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sky Garden (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • South Park (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Greenwich Park (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Battersea Park (13.7 mi / 22.1 km)
  • St. James Park (13.9 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Russell Square (14.5 mi / 23.4 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Orpington

The nearest airport is in London (LCY-London City), located 9.8 mi (15.7 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to London (LGW-Gatwick), which is 18.5 mi (29.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Orpington Station, Chelsfield Station and Petts Wood Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay near Orpington?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 543 holiday rentals near Orpington. From 175 Houses to 327 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Orpington for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Orpington?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Orpington:

  • Central London: 6,692 holiday homes
  • Covent Garden: 960 holiday homes
  • Kensington: 3,959 holiday homes
  • London City Centre: 6,799 holiday homes
  • Paddington: 1,767 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Orpington?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Orpington. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Russell Square: 11,926 holiday rentals
  • London Paddington Station: 12,022 holiday rentals
  • Clapham Common: 3,423 holiday rentals
  • Highbury Fields: 11,411 holiday rentals
  • St Katherine's Dock: 11,915 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Orpington listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Orpington?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 175 Houses in Orpington. Our other popular types of Orpington holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 327 holiday houses
  • Villas: 2 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 9 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Orpington?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 21 holiday homes with pool available in Orpington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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