One of the greatest things about London is that for visitors it is full of fascinating surprises – like the caves in Chislehurst, England with over 20 miles of dark and mysterious passageways hewn by end from the chalk.
Chislehurst in London is home to chalk caves that were mined by hand for over 8000 years. A tour of these caves is an exciting way to see how Britons have impacted on their environment over thousands of years.
Mined for the use of flint and lime, the mines were in use right up to the 1830s, and have been used both as a tourist attraction and even as an ammunitions depot during the First World War! The fascinating history of these London caves was initially divided into Saxon, Druid and Roman times, but with newer intertwining passageways opened up, the caves now provide a passage through time right up to the present day.
In recent times Chislehurst Caves have been used as evocative outside location for such television programmes as Doctor Who and Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) and as such are visited by both film and history fans. The caves remain a source of fascination for all ages and a major London tourist attraction for anyone who is interested in geology.
Please note: Closed from 29 - 30 December
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Steve from Nova Scotia
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Caveside Close Old Hill Chislehurst Kent BR7 5NL
020 8467 3264