A little bit of history
The exiled French Emperor, Napoleon III chose Camden Place to live with the Imperial family from 1871. Queen Victoria and her family visited and during this time Chislehurst became a very fashionable place to live.
Had his ill-fated 'This Is' It tour gone ahead, Michael Jackson would have moved into the 32 bed Foxbury Manor House.
Need to know
The Chislehurst Caves are made up of 22 miles of tunnels. They protected over 15,000 people during the blitz, and were later used as a music venue for the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and The Who.
With Bromley & Glades shopping centre a mile to the west, Bluewater shopping centre 15 minutes to the south-east and Sevenoaks Road retail park half a mile to the East you can be sure your every shopping need and whim will be met by Chislehurst. There are some fantastic local, independent shops too. Our faves are Fortuny and Bela for womenswear, Davina Boutique for women's designer clothing, Uno Ltd for menswear and Little Legs for your little ones. The Orangery offers home furnishings and interiors. Paper Lane has handmade greetings cards and stationery. After a hard morning's shopping, refuel at Wattens Gifts and Café.
FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THE OUTDOORS CHISLEHURST COMMON AND DUCK POND, SCADBURY PARK NATURE RESERVE AND HAWKSWOOD ESTATE ALL OFFER FANTASTIC SCENERY AND INTERESTING WALKS.