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With its unique place in the history of science and evolution, Down House, the family home of world-renowned scientist Charles Darwin, is a must-see. Stand in the study where Darwin wrote 'On the Origin of Species', stroll through the gardens that...more
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Down House Luxted Road, Downe, Bromley BR6 7JT, England
All reviews family life first floor the ground floor audio guide english heritage tea room his wife gardens are lovely dining room cakes on display step back in time great place to visit car park really enjoyed our visit biggin hill the kitchen
You start the tour upstairs, which is like a museum, then collect an audio tour for the downstairs rooms. It was really interesting and well worth a visit. The icing of the cake was to enjoy a stroll in the colouful gardens. Nice cafe and...More
Very intense staff - perhaps too much so at the time of our visit. We felt pounced on by the 5 men on duty in the shop who were more interested in shouting across to eachother re sales. No photography at all in house -...More
Downe House makes a very enjoyable visit, where you can learn more about Charles Darwin and his family, wander in the pleasant gardens and enjoy an excellent lunch. I went with a friend who has difficulty walking, and I was allowed in free, as a...More
This review is a little late, but better late than never.
My husband and I were visiting London for the first time in June and a visit to Down House was on the top of our list of priorities. It did not disappoint. The home...More
Down House was a family home - and it feels like it. Our trip was very informative, but also 'relaxing', we had plenty of time to amble around & see everything. The volunteers at the House were helpful & extremely pleasant
Charles Darwin’s home was beautiful, set in a peaceful location, with beautifully kept gardens with a huge veggie plot,
The house is full of history and details of the Darwin family, and was very interesting. They have talks going on at certain times there, which...More
Living in Kent I didn't realise Charles Darwin's house was so close by..! After parking in the attached car park I used my Barclays Rewards to gain entry for Myself and my Wife. We also booked onto a free guided tour at the admission desk...More
Response from Christopher O | Reviewed this property |
All details about Down House including prices can be found on the English Heritage website. If you are a member of English Heritage, it's free. Otherwise it's adults £12.70; children £7.60; £11.40 concessions; £33.00 family... More
All details about Down House including prices can be found on the English Heritage website. If you are a member of English Heritage, it's free. Otherwise it's adults £12.70; children £7.60; £11.40 concessions; £33.00 family of 2 adults and up to 3 children.
Response from GrahamN354 | Reviewed this property |
Easy, get an Oyster travel card from Central London get to London Victoria train station (near and at the back of Buckingham Palace), take a train to Bromley South (approx 20 mins on a fast train), turn right out of the... More
Easy, get an Oyster travel card from Central London get to London Victoria train station (near and at the back of Buckingham Palace), take a train to Bromley South (approx 20 mins on a fast train), turn right out of the station, bus stop is about 50 yards, get the R8 bus, they leave approx every hour and last stop is Downe Village, the church is on the left, just after the Queens Head pub (east), take the road due west a country road, keep on it and after a 10min walk Down House will be on your right , make sure you have a pint and food if you want in one of the 2 pubs in the village, tea, coffee cakes etc can be purchased in the cafe at Down House, enjoy