The Area / Things to Do

Downe House – The home of Charles Darwin which remains much as it was when he lived there. Exhibition/Tearoom. Tel. 01689 859119.

Chislehurst Caves – Miles of dark mysterious passageways hewn by hand from the chalk forming a labyrinth covering more than 6 hectares 30 metres deep, beneath the woodlands of Chislehurst. Tel 020 8467 3264

Bromley Museum – The museum is housed in the medieval Orpington Priory covering early times to the 20th Century in the area Tel. 01689 873826.

Crofton Roman Villa – The remains of ten rooms can be seen. Tel. 020 8460 1442

Golf at Orpington Golf Center 01689 839 677 & Chelsfield Lakes Tel: 01689 896266

High Elms Country Park (great walks and lovely cafe)

Shopping – INTU Bromley (Large shopping centre incl. M&S, Debenhams, Apple Store) Bluewater and Lakeside (huge centres 20 mins drive)

Other places of interest

Crystal Palace (with the Dinosaurs), Leeds Castle, Hever Castle (Anne Boleyn), Penshrst Place, Emmetts Gardens, Sissinghurst Gardens, Chartwell (Churchill’s home) & Lamberhurst Vineyard, Tunbridge Wells, The south coast, Hastings etc. (1 hour drive)