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Part of the urban sprawl that is Greater London contains amid the muddle of vast acres of concrete, little gems from the past that continue to enthrall and fascinate. Such a place is Downe, an almost secluded village on the ridge of the North Downs. In common with most of this region the history of Downe reaches down the centuries to the days of the Romans and William the Conqueror. Roman remains have been found here, and close to nearby Biggin Hill is Caesors Well, the source of the Ravensbourne River.
Most of the houses and cottages in Downe are built of flint and it is here that you will find the interesting home of the great Victorian Naturalist, Charles Darwin. Down House, mainly of 18th-century build, was Charles Darwin's home for 40 years until his death in 1882. It is an pleasant house to visit and shows many relics from Darwin's life and times.
Other places of note in the area are nearby Biggin Hill Airfield and Chislehurst Caves - a vast cavernous area where prehistoric fossils and Druid alter remains can be seen. These caves hid Royalists during the Civil War and in the last century were used as air-raid shelters.
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Clay Farm Guest House
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Clay Farm Guest House in Bromley offers modern accommodation and free parking, just a 20-minute train ride from central London. All rooms and apartments feature flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi....
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Just outside Bromley centre, Westfields is a 15-minute walk from Bromley South Railway Station. The guest house offers hearty full English breakfasts, free Wi-Fi and free parking....
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|Chelsfield Station||(2.7 miles, 4.3 km, direction NE)|
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|M25 Junction 5||(4.9 miles, 7.9 km, direction SE)|
|New Cross Tube Station||(10.5 miles, 16.9 km, direction NW)|
|New Cross Gate Tube Station||(10.5 miles, 17.0 km, direction NW)|
|London City Airport||(11.6 miles, 18.7 km, direction N)|
|Downe to London||(14.3 miles, 23.1 km, direction NW)|
|London Gatwick Airport||(16.3 miles, 26.2 km, direction SW)||