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Crofton Roman Villa ¼ mile

The remains of ten rooms can be seen. Displays of the excavations and villa. Replica Roman everyday objects. Tel. 020 8460 1442.
Open Apr-Oct, WF & BH 1000-1300,1400-1630. Also Apr-Oct, first Sun in month 1400-1700 for guided tour.

Orpington map

Down House, Home of Charles Darwin EH by bus

The ground floor rooms have been recreated as they appeared when Darwin lived here, including his study. The first floor houses an exhibition covering his life, scientific work and the controversy which it provoked. Gardens and the 'Sandwalk' where Darwin walked every day. Tearoom. Tel. 01689 859119.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1000-1800 (1700 in Oct). Nov-Mar, SSu 1000-1600.
Bus R8 from Bus Station (East exit from Rail Station) passes Down House, watch for the EH sign. M-S about every 1½ hours, 20 minutes journey. There are no bus stops at Down House, please find a safe place to wait for the return bus. Timetable available from
There are buses to Downe Church (½ mile) from Bromley North/South.

pdf London Bus Map only £1

Downe map
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