Chislehurst Caves



Caveside Close, Old Hill, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5NB

Tel: +44 0208 467 3264

Chislehurst Caves


Grab a lantern and get ready for an amazing adventure! Just a short way from central London, close to Bromley in Kent, lay the Chislehurst Caves. Miles of dark mysterious passageways hewn by hand from chalk, forming a maze covering more than 6 hectares, 30 metres below the woodlands and houses of Chislehurst.

Your whole family can travel back in time, as a guide takes you on a 45-minute lamp-lit tour and tells stories of Druids, Romans and Saxons, You'll see tunnels that were famous as a shelter during WWII, the Caves Church, Druid Altar, Haunted Pool and much more.

One of the few places left where you can actually have your own guide explaining everything and you can ask questions as well. No two tours are the same as each guide has has their own unique style. The caves should hold the imagination of even the most easily bored child and if nothing else, there are 20 miles of tunnels to wear them out!

Where else can you carry a hurricane lamp underground? You may even get the chance to experience total darkness if the tour is not too big!

The caves are run as a family business where the atmosphere is relaxed and the staff are helpful and friendly.

Tours leave every hour on the hour 10:00 to 16:00 inclusive.

Private tours for groups, schools and even children's birthday parties can be arranged.

There is also a gift shop, licensed cafe and large free car park.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£5.00 per ticket
Concession ticket£3.00 per ticket
Child aged 5-15£3.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Approx length of visit - 1 hour
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 50
  • Min group size - 20
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Take A222 between A20 and A21. At Chislehurst railway bridge turn into Station Approach, turn right at the end and right again into Caveside Close.

Public Transport Directions

There are regular trains from Charing Cross or London Bridge to Chislehurst, which is on the Orpington line. Turn left from station, walk to bottom of Station Approach, turn right by the Bickley Arms pub, take 1st right which is Caveside Close.


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2019 Tourism South East Member 2019 2019

Opening Times

2020 (2 Jan 2020 - 21 Dec 2020)
Monday - TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00*

* Open every day during school holidays except Christmas and New Year

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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