Introducing Brama, a boutique jewel inside Bromley Old Town Hall

Brama, Bromley’s newest and only boutique hotel, is preparing to open its doors in the summer – the new lifestyle hotel is part of the major renovation of Bromley Old Town Hall bringing a new lease of life to the much-loved historical building and surrounding area…

patterned wallpaper, green headboard, orange throw on the art deco style bed in the guestroom at Brama Bromley

Steeped in history, the Bromley Old Town Hall officially opened in 1907, and has since played host to the wedding of David Bowie, the local seat of government, and even provided shelter in the event of a nuclear fallout during World War II. Its foundations were laid in 1906 and it was extended multiple times before sadly becoming vacant. The re-opening of Bromley Old Town Hall and Brama signals a reinvigoration of the building’s spirit and a renewal of its purpose.

entrance and lobby in Bromley Old Town Hall with double staircase and period features

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From design to delivery, service to sustainability, every detail has been considered in the development of Bromley Old Town Hall, resulting in a space where collaboration and community can come to life. The building’s original art deco design still runs throughout the 23-key boutique hotel which features subtle architectural nods to the era, while incorporating modern elements for a comfortable stay.

The design-led hotel is perfectly positioned for locals, visitors and city workers alike, in the heart of Greater London’s most up-and-coming destination, Bromley was recently named the best area of London to live in. Not only home to Brama, Bromley Old Town Hall has been transformed into a new multi-use destination for the neighbourhood, which is its first proof of concept site with a whole ecosystem of amenities. Brama joins flexible workspace by Clockwise and all-day restaurant Dorothy and Marshall, meaning guests can book a desk for their working day or a table for dinner. The space has been designed to enhance interactions, spark inspiration and cultivate a sense of true belonging.

Dorothy and Marshall is located in the courthouse of the former Bromley Old Town Hall, paying homage to the building’s history with beautiful soaring ceilings and windows that bathe the room in natural light. The restaurant celebrates the combination of nourishing, quality fare and great company in the grandest of settings; whilst soaring ceilings and elegant arched windows bathe the room in natural light and add a sense of drama to the dining experience. Guests are invited to enjoy carefully sourced ingredients transformed into high quality cuisine, prepared by a dedicated team of chefs.

The return of Bromley Old Town Hall is being driven by Alexandra Livesey, Managing Director of Brama and Chief Operating Officer of Clockwise. “Bromley Old Town Hall has such a rich heritage, we discovered amazing architectural details which we’ve worked tirelessly to restore carefully and sensitively while introducing practical modern elements,” expanded Livesay. “We wanted to bring the building back to life, position it once again as a space for the community and local area while welcoming guests from further afield to show all that Bromley has to offer. The opening of Brama Hotel as part of this mixed use scheme is an exciting addition and there’s nothing else like it in the area.”

The inclusion of Clockwise enables guests to seamlessly move from bedroom to office. At almost 6,000 square metres, with beautifully designed dedicated offices, private desks, meeting rooms, a members’ lounge, café and terrace, Bromley Old Town Hall is Clockwise’s newest flagship and one of its largest to date. All memberships are wrapped up in a simple price without any hidden fees or tricky terms, making it the ideal place to work remotely just outside the city.

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