Environmental activists were evicted from their camp in Biggin Hill on Sunday night.
The Rainbow Family, which claims it is protesting about the loss of green spaces and the public losing touch with nature, set up tents and a tepee and lit several open fires.
They were moved from the Ashmore Lane car park by Ward Security and Bromley Council on Sunday, and have now set up camp on Keston Common, less than three miles away.
A mother, whom the Chronicle agreed not to name, said she lived close to the first site.
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She said: "There's a building on the car park which isn't used any more – they tried to tear the roof off, smashed the windows and left fires burning. They weren't even using toilets, just digging small holes, it's disgusting.
"It was quite intimidating to have them there and I have to say the council did an excellent job in moving them on for us."
Mark, the de facto leader of the troupe, said the camp was a "regional gathering" to celebrate Beltain, the mid point between the summer solstice and winter solstice.
He said: "We're a nomadic free community and we believe in non-violent forms of communication.
"For me it's a free community – our gathering sites are free from meat, free from alcohol and free from all technology.
"We're free from a belief in external authority. I don't believe that I can't have a fire and I don't believe I can't camp here."
However, countryside development officer Jenny Price said: "They certainly do not have permission to be on the common."