Chislehurst Caves


Miles of mystery and history beneath your feet, just a short way from central London. Over 20 miles of dark passageways hewn by hand from the chalk, deep beneath Chislehurst. Experienced guides take you on a 45 minute lamplit tour and tell stories of Druids, Romans and Saxons. See the tunnels which were famous as a shelter during WW2, the Caves Church, Druid Altar, Haunted Pool and much more. Tours leave hourly from 1000-1600.

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Prices and Opening Times
Adult Ticket: £6.00 (USD9.06) per ticket
Child Ticket: £4.00 (USD6.04) per ticket
Concession Ticket: From £3.00 (USD4.53) per ticket

Under 5's are free. Unaccompanied children will not be admitted.

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Opening Times:

Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00.

Tours leave every hour on the hour, the first is at 10:00 and the last at 16:00.

Open everyday during school holidays and bank hols (except 25 December and 1 January).

Venue Details & Map

Chislehurst Caves

Old Hill
+44 (0)20 8467 3264
Public transport:
Turn left out of the station. At the end of Station Approach turn right, then right into Caveside Close. The caves are 100 yards along on the left.
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews

4 out of 5 based on 11 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Chislehurst Caves

4.0 out of 5 23 March 2011
by Sheila G.

This was the first cave tour I've participated in and it was an interesting experience. Getting to Chislehurst Caves is a walk and a half. We took a train there so we had to walk maybe 1.5 miles. We didn't mind as there were a lot of nice "cottages" to look at along the way. We used our London Pass. The cave tour was so fun and very informative. It's super dark in there so they provide a few...more

5.0 out of 5 24 December 2010
by munchkin1975

Eerie, dark, spooky and weird -this place just rocks!!!

A FAB afternoon's trip, nice atmosphere, the guide was very good. We have been in the caves three times now and everytime we have been around them we get a different vibe in the darkness -I have done a charity sleepover in the Tower of London and I thought that was spooky wrong I was!!!! Cannot wait to go round the caves...more

3.0 out of 5 28 November 2008
by tabun38

We went round on a tour with a very experienced guide, they told us all the history of the caves from Druids and Romans right through to Saxon times and how they were used in WWII as bomb shelters. Be warned it's very cold and there's limited visibility so it's rough going if you're disabled or not sure of your footing. Lots of steps, I went when I could still do steps, it's no good for...more

5.0 out of 5 19 November 2008
by ra02127a

Chislehurst is a small town in kent, located within very close proximty from C London by train and I love it. I visited the caves two months ago, but drove and it took over a nhour - so my advice is if you are coming from London, take the train.

It is a nightmare going down the old kent road, through new cross, etc. So DONT EVEN GO THERE BY CAR

The caves have been around for thousands of...more

5.0 out of 5 19 November 2008
by susiepoo

The caves are 22 miles of man made mines where chalk and flint were originally excavated and it was last worked in the 1930's. They are now a tourist attraction and visitors are invited to a guided tour where they are told of the history of the caves and encounter members of staff dressed in costumes intended to give them a fright. In world war 11 the caves were used as air raid shelters...more

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