Recently I have been visiting my cousins in their new home in Orpington, Kent. Orpington is easily accessible from London, and just arriving in the station makes it clear you've left the city for the suburbs. People have big front gardens, there are more cars, and you can tell things just move a bit slower here.
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Just a ten minute drive from Orpington station, and you're out of the suburbs and into Kent proper. There are rolling hills, hedgerows, and neat farms as far as the eye can see. This is classic English countryside - a curious blend of wild brambles and cultivated green farms, perfectly divided into squares.