Hand Made in London Since 1975
Brompton’s history can be traced back to South Kensington, London, 1975 when engineer and creator Andrew Ritchie was inspired to design a better folding bike. Serenaded by the music from the Brompton Oratory (after which our bikes are named) the prototypes were crafted right there in his small, 1 bedroom flat.
Fast forward over 40 years later and each bike is hand-brazed, now by skilled craftspeople at our London factory. Brazed to incredibly fine tolerances makes every Brompton incredibly tough and unique. Each brazer is trained by Brompton for 18 months and has a ‘signature’ which they stamp on the parts of the bike that they work on.