Lets Explore Chislehurst Caves together

If you have never been to Chislehurst Caves this is a must for you.

This is another popular meet up of mine that gets full quickly so book early not to be disappointed.

Cost £11 which includes the tour of the caves.

11.15 am Meet at Chislehurst Station { there is a 10.54am train that leaves London Bridge and arrives at 11.19 am} and walk to Chiselhurst Caves Cafe

Please check the times of your trains before travelling.

IF YOU ARE DELAYED PLEASE TEXT ME, PAUL ON 07530 675739 as I do not have a smart phone,and I cannot wait for you.

To get to the caves come out of Chislehurst Station, turn left, walk down the end of the road, and turn right walk past The Bickley Arms and then take the next right and 3rd left, this will take you to the caves car park, and the caves cafeteria where we will be.

We are due for hot drinks in the caves cafeteria at 11.30 am, therefore allow plenty of time to get there.

11.35 am Coffee at the Chislehurst Caves Cafe

12.15 pm Have organised our own private tour just for our group:

The tour will start at 12.15 pm and will take between 45 mins and 1 hour,

The caves at Chislehurst are a labyrinth of man made tunnels forming a maze covering over six hectares thirty metres below the woodlands above. They were dug for chalk used in lime burning and brick-making for the building of London, also for flints to fire the tinderboxes and flintlock guns of years ago.

First open to the public in the start of the 20th century as a showplace, the guides told the Victorian history of Druids, Romans and Saxons, smuggling and murder.

The last 100 years has added munitions storage for the Woolwich Arsenal in the 1914-18 war, mushroom growing in the 1920's & 30's and becoming an underground town as one of the largest deep air-raid shelters in the country, protecting over 15,000 people at the height of the blitz. In the 1960's & 70's as a venue for dances and concerts, presenting the foundations of Jazz, Skiffle & Folk music to the most famous names in pop and rock.

2pm lunch afterwards will be at the Queens Head in Chislehurst Village, which is about 15 minutes walk away. Please confirm if you are having lunch.

After lunch you can walk back to the station, or come on with me to another fine pub in Chislehurst.

If you have a knee problem or walk slow this meet up is not for you.

If you need any more ring or text me on 07530 675739 {this is not a smart phone}

Event Date Sat 24-08-2019 11:15 am
Event End Date Sat 24-08-2019 4:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
Individual Price £11.00
Hosted By Paul Connelly
Meeting Place Location Chislehurst Railway Station
Categories DAY EVENTS, Walk
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