I had not known much about Orpington. Being Zone 4 I was expecting quiet and not a lot else. Although the streets hold a local feel bordering unfriendly, the three parks Priory, Poverest and Goddington give a more community buzz to it. Goddington Park not only is it a beautiful nature setting, landscaped perfectly, with unassuming cafe that is welcoming and reasonably priced it has a pub, The Black Horse. You really could spend all day here. Walking around these areas with your family and friends makes the local vibe on the street seem just a little more friendly.