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Chislehurst Caves

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Address: Caveside Close, Old Hill, Chislehurst BR7 5NL, England
Phone Number: 020 8467 3264
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Perfect on a hot day!

Visited on a blazing hot day and it was great to escape the heat in the cool caves. Guide was great fun and although a bit spooky in the dark it was still fine for little kids... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Visited on a blazing hot day and it was great to escape the heat in the cool caves. Guide was great fun and although a bit spooky in the dark it was still fine for little kids. Can imagine if you have some annoying people in your tour group though it could get irritating as they are with you the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I have visited Chislehurst caves on many occasions and we have always had a great experience. The guide is always very knowledgeable and we enjoy ourselves thoroughly.

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I came here on a Saturday with two friends for something a bit different to do. We arrived just before 1pm as we read on the website tours are every hour on the hour. We were quite surprised that the 1pm tour was full, but luckily they had put on extra tours at half past the hour as it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited here yesterday. It's about my 4th time here and I love it. The place is full of fantastic information, great photos and the guides are just super. I learn something new every time I visit, and it's a great place to go to escape hot weather! Visits last about an hour and go on the hour every hour.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

chislehurst caves have an incredible history: from the druids to jimi hendrix [and home to homeless londoners during ww2] with guided group tours every half hour the tour takes in the roman, saxon and druid dug caves with fascinating stories of this amazing place. situated within easy walk of the train station, with ample parking-and a cosy tea room,chislehurst caves... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Lovely cafe. Timed tours. Guide really good. We had an American chap as guide. He was funny and informative. It's very cold. A constant 10.5 degrees so wear something warm. Lots of interesting memorabilia on display.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Met friends here and had lunch in the cafe before our cave tour. Menu is fairly basic but food was freshly prepared, served quickly and reasonably priced. Tours into the caves are all guided and last about 45 minutes. Our guide, a Texan (obviously! !) was a mine of information and explained the history of the caves in an interesting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Great fun! Our guide 'Peter' was helpful, funny and knowledgeable as he guided us around the cave complex telling us ghost stories about the "wight lady" and a boy who was buried underground which were great fun to hear and the true history of the caves during the Druid, Saxon and Roman eras. I would go there again but small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Having lived in South East London for much of my life, I had not visited the caves until today. We took our children aged 5,3 and 2 and we found the experience interesting and entertaining! I had a (very) limited knowledge of the caves and was surprised by the size. Our underground tour lasted over an hour with a considerable... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It was so interesting hearing about how 15,000 people managed to hide in the caves during the 2nd World War. The guide we had was was very knowledgeable (sorry I've forgotten his name) and we enjoyed his anecdotes. We were really surprised that they grow mushrooms down there. Prices to enter we're not exorbitant and the cafeteria had tasty sandwiches... More 

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