Private Tour to Charles Darwin’s Victorian Down House

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  • 4 hours (Approx.)
  • Max People: 4
  • Departure/Return PointBromley BR1 1EA, UK
  • Find out what Darwin discovered when he sailed on HMS Beagle
  • Explore the Darwin family’s Victorian home
  • Stroll around Down House's gardens and see Darwin's greenhouse
  • Great for families. - Fun and educational!

Here’s something to do that’s not just educational but also unique: The opportunity to visit Down House – The former family home of world-renowned English naturalist, biologist and geologist Charles Darwin.

See the beautiful Kent countryside, minutes away from the hustle and bustle of London, through country lanes to the village of Downe.

It was at Down House where Darwin developed his theory of evolution by natural selection and wrote his controversial yet ground-breaking work ‘On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection’ in 1859.

Now managed by English Heritage, tour inside the house and get a great sense of how this well-known Victorian family lived.

Be awed when you visit the house’s museum and learn what Darwin discovered during his voyage on HMS Beagle.

Take a stroll around the pretty gardens including seeing Darwin’s greenhouse where he conducted many of his plant experiments.

N.B. Down House is closed during the winter months. Please enquire for more information.
As John is local guide, let him know your requirements and if you would like to see another place of interest, including the remains of a Roman Villa nearby; Chartwell House (former family home of Sir Winston Churchill); or one of his popular castle tours.

#LetLondonBreathe and avoid the stresses of the city centre’s notoriously heavy traffic. – John will collect you by car at Bromley South station, in London’s suburbs, where your private tour starts. He will drive you through country lanes in the scenic Kent countryside for about 30 minutes and on to Down House.

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entrance tickets
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fuel - Return journey to the castle from Bromley South Station
  • No tour fee for kids 10 years and under. (Must be accompanied by a relative 21+ years old).
  • Audio guide subject to availability

Price Excludes

  • The venue is shut or partly open during the winter season. (Please enquire).
  • Meals and beverages

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
  • Duration: 4 hours