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Chislehurst Caves
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Tel code: 0208 | code search
Postcode: BR7 | code search
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Birthplace of:
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Folk Customs:
Admiralty of the Medway
Biddenden Dole
Blessing the Sea and Diving for the Cross
Canterburys Hop Hoodening
Rochester Sweeps' Festival
St Bartholomew's Day Bun Race
The Offham Quintain

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Chislehurst Rocks!

September
Chislehurst Festival
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Chislehurst Caves
"My husband and I and our 5 year old daughter were staying up in Kent for the weekend for a family celebration. On the Saturday we decided to visit your Caves ..." More

Crown Inn
"Having read great reviews of the recently refurbished Crown, my wife and I had made a couple of late minute attempts to book and had been disappointed both times to ..." More

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In the county of Kent, in the London Borough of Bromley, Chislehurst is one of the most congested areas of South East London. First mentioned in a charter of 973, its name derives from Saxon ‘cisel’ meaning gravel and ‘hyrst’ meaning wooded hill, the gravely soil made it unsuitable for cultivation but the village became popular with Londoners looking for property in the country, being high and well-drained but in little demand for agriculture. French Emperor Napoleon III died in exile in 1873 in Camden Place, now the site of Chislehurst Golf Club. His body, and that of the Prince Imperial, was originally buried in St Mary’s Church before being moved to Farnborough Abbey. A memorial exists in the woods and several road names have connections to the Imperial family that had earned the village a social standing and fashionable status. Chislehurst Caves, originally used for mining flint and chalk, are considered to be of ancient origin, used nightly by thousands of people as air raid shelters during World War II. Supposedly haunted, the Druids are said to have made grisly human sacrifices in their depths although in recent times they have been used as a film location for episodes of Doctor Who. Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones and the Who have played there.

Accountant

Beaver Accounting
Charter Consultancy
Mattison & Co

Association

British and Irish Ombudsman Association

Attraction

Chislehurst Caves

Dentist

Green Lane Dental Care

Doctor

Dr Baksh
Dr Choong & Partners
Dr Ratneswaren
The Chislehurst Medical Practice
The Woodlands Practice

Golf Club

Chislehurst

Health and Fitness Club

Eden Chislehurst

Inn

Crown
Crown Inn

Pub and Bar

Gordon Arms

Solicitor

Preston Mellor Harrison

Taxi

Ladybird

Vet

Vetwise

Sports Clubs

Chislehurst & West Kent CC (Cricket)

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Chislehurst LTC (Tennis)
Old Elthaminas Granby CC (Cricket)

Shops

Roses Florist
The Country Scene
Williams
Thomas H Collison Ltd
Beauty Nova
John Porter Ltd
H Vadher
Chislehurst Podiatry

Places to Stay near Chislehurst

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Crown Inn (0.66 miles)

Crown Inn

The newly refurbished Crown Inn has 7 brand new en-suite bedrooms, a bar and restaurant with a'la carte menu. The Crown overlooks beautiful Chislehurst Common. If you enjoy walking, then Chislehurst is on one of the ... More | visit website

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Sundridge Park Manor (1.83 miles)

Sundridge Park Manor

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Sundridge Park Manor Hotel, Conference & Events Centre is centred around a Grade I listed Nash mansion and the Cottage, a purpose-built assessment centre. Set in 6 acres of gardens just 10 miles ... More

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Mary Rose Inn (2.73 miles)

Mary Rose Inn

In the heart of this ancient village, close to the M20 and M25, this charming 16th century property has been recently renovated and now offers comfortable accommodation at great-value rates. The ... More | visit website

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Bromley Court Hotel (2.79 miles)

Bromley Court Hotel

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Set in a full 2 acres of well tended gardens, the Bromley Court Hotel is located in the London borough of Bromley, offering easy access to the centre of the capital. With ... More

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Westfields (2.91 miles)

Westfields
Welcome to the lovely family run Westfield's Guest house, after a hearty fully English breakfast a short walk to Bromley south station with some fast trains making a 17 minute connection to London Victoria giving ... More | visit website
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Clay Farm Guest House (3.06 miles)

Clay Farm Guest House

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Ideally situated Guest House / Bed and Breakfast only 15 minutes by train to central London and on the border of the beautiful Kent countryside. A choice of generous sized ... More

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Glenthurston Holiday Apartments (4.08 miles)

Glenthurston Holiday Apartments
Glenthurston is a family run business, established in April 1998. We pride ourselves on giving families a real home from home experience that is greatly appreciated when holidaying with children.

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Clarendon Hotel (4.19 miles)

Clarendon Hotel

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Superbly situated overlooking Blackheath and Greenwich Park, this hotel is ideal for Greenwich, the O2 Arena, Excel exhibition centre in Docklands and Kent. The Clarendon Hotel overlooks historic Blackheath, a true gem ... More

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Holiday Inn London Bexley (4.21 miles)

Holiday Inn London Bexley

You are assured of a warm welcome at the Holiday Inn London Bexley, a modern hotel based around a traditional 1930’s red-brick pub building. We are situated in the centre of Bexley and offer parking ... More | visit website

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onesixtwo (4.43 miles)

onesixtwo

A contemporary London guesthouse near Blackheath Looking for a small, stylish, high quality guesthouse? onesixtwo is a beautifully furnished London townhouse with a boutique hotel feel. After a busy day of meetings or sightseeing, our small ... More | visit website

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