Chislehurst Caves are actually old chalk and flint mines, lying under the ground between Chislehurst railway station and Chislehurst Common. They have been used by mankind for many purposes over
the years, with the most recent dramatic use being as a major Air Raid Shelter during the Second World War.
Currently they are a tourist attraction, open Wednesdays to Sundays throughout the year, and seven days a week during local school holidays, with regular tours every hour from 10am to 4pm. Adults pay £6, and children and over 60's pay £4. Special tours for schools, birthday parties and other groups by prior arrangement. It is no longer possible to spend a night in the Caves, but for permission to use the Caves as a location for filming, details of the Caves Cafe or any other information, contact the Manager on 020 8467 3264 or visit the website:
There are many other sites which include information about the Caves, most of which haven't been updated for years, so for current information on opening dates, times and prices, please visit the official site!
Part of the Caves is closed to general visitors, and is used by a noted live role-playing club most weekends. This is organised entirely separately from the normal Caves tours. For details please
To find out more about this beautiful part of Kent, contact: www.chislehurst-society.org.uk