Charles Darwin made one of history’s most important voyages, but once back in England, he barely left his home here in the idyllic parish village of Downe. Upstairs you’ll find out about the man and his life (did you know the father of evolution married his own first cousin?) and downstairs, guided by an audio tour narrated by Sir David Attenborough, you’ll explore his study, his greenhouse, and his enchanting garden of lawns and breezy fields. No wonder he never left again. There are two charming country pubs to enjoy while you wait for the bus back; your Oyster card will get you here.
Home of Charles Darwin (Down House)
Luxted Rd., Downe, Kent
Our Rating Hours Mar–Sept daily 10am–6pm; Oct–Nov daily 10am–5pm; Nov to mid-Feb Sat–Sun 10am–4pm; mid-Feb to Mar Sat–Sun 10am–4pm. Transportation National Rail: Bromley South and then bus 122 and a 7-min walk Phone 01689/859-119 Prices Admission £11.10 adults, £10 seniors/students, £6.70 kids 5–15 Web site Home of Charles Darwin (Down House)
MapLuxted Rd., Downe, Kent London
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