Most of the house building in Petts Wood occurred during the 1930's, mainly to provide good housing for the London overspill at affordable prices in the "country". Part of the attraction to prospective buyers was a main line station with over 200 trains per day to various London stations and a service taking approximately 25 minutes. Petts Wood, Kent is now part of the London Borough of Bromley, it is situated between Orpington and Chislehurst. It still has a station with a frequent service to all London mainline stations serving the South East. It is well served for road transport with the M25 London orbital, the M20 for the Shuttle and the M2 for the Channel ports within 15 minutes drive.