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Bromley News Shopper

The Bromley News Shopper is a weekly freesheet tabloid newspaper delivered to households in the London Borough of Bromley, including Bromley town itself as well as Beckenham, Biggin Hill, Chislehurst, Farnborough, Hayes, Mottingham, Orpington, Penge, Petts Wood and West Wickham. The editorial offices are in Petts Wood in Orpington.

It was founded in 1965 and is thus the oldest freesheet in London. It’s changed hands several times over the years. First Rupert Murdoch bought the group from its five founders in 1969, then he sold it to the owners of the Surrey Advertiser series in 1975. In 1984 it was taken over by Reed International, who held onto it for a dozen years, after which it became part of the Newsquest empire.

All the News Shopper titles share a common website, with sub-domains for each main title.

A very small proportion of the print run is sold through newsagents; rather more (just over 10 per cent) are distributed by free pickup, mostly through estate agents and supermarkets.

It comes out on Wednesdays. An e-edition’s also available via the website – it used to be free only to local residents but is now available generally.

  • Address:
  • Bromley News Shopper
    Mega House
    Crest View Drive
    Petts Wood

    BR5 1BT
  • Tel:
  • 01689 836211
  • Fax:
  • 01689 877823