The Caves are a labyrinth of man-made tunnels carved out over hundreds of years, the caves were dug for chalk and used in lime burning and brick making for building of London.
First opened to the public in the 1900s, the caves were a show place for the Victorian public, with guides telling the history of Romans, Druids and Saxons.
The last 100 years have seen the caves used as munitions storage, a mushroom farm, an air-raid shelter during WW2, a venue for concerts in the 50s,60s and 70s.
The passages in the caves are mainly level with some unevenness and pebble stones, sensible footwear is recommended. The caves are illuminated by hand-held lanterns provided by the guide. Standard clothing is fine, temperature in the caves approximately 10 degrees. A cafe is available for a good selection of food and beverages.