Swanley is a town and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, with some outskirts falling under the London Borough of Bromley. It is located on the border of Kent with Greater London, and it borders the London Boroughs of Bromley and Bexley, as well as the Dartford Borough. It is within the M25 and The population at the 2011 census was 16,226.
The civil parish of Swanley was created in 1955 from neighbouring parishes of Farningham and Sutton at Hone reflecting the developments of the town and increase in population. In 1974 the parish council became a Town Council and included the settlements of Hextable (originally in Sutton at Hone parish), Swanley Village, and the main town of Swanley. In 1988, Hextable was formed into a separate parish council. Up until 1974 Swanley was a part of the Dartford Rural District.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Swanley.