A Quick Overview of Chislehurst Caves
Chislehurst Caves is a 22 miles (35 km) long series of tunnels in Chislehurst, Bromley, in the south eastern suburbs of London, England.
Today the caves are a tourist attraction and although they are called caves, they are entirely man-made and were dug and used as chalk and flint mines. The earliest mention of the mines is around 1250 and they are believed to have been last worked in the 1830s.
- During the early 1900s, the caves became a popular tourist attraction.
- In World War I they were used as an ammunition depot associated with the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich.
- They were used for mushroom cultivation in the 1930s.