Located in Orpington, Down House is a prominent attraction in an area that's popular for being family-friendly, inexpensive, and relaxing. The small-town feel alone might allure you, but this locale also has a variety of options for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Broaden your horizons with some local live music. Book a hotel in the area, and use it as your home base for getting to Down House and seeing everything in and around Orpington.
More to see near Down House
While you're out visiting Down House, you can enjoy some other sightseeing in and around Orpington. One popular activity in the area is being pampered at a spa, but there's plenty more to do.
You can take some time to enjoy the outdoors at High Elms Country Park, Elmstead Wood, and Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve. Explore nature at Highbury Fields and Clissold Park. You won't be disappointed visiting other sights like Birchwood Park Golf Centre, Westerham Golf Club, or Brands Hatch Circuit.
You can check out the local talent at Orchard Theatre, Fairfields Hall, and O2 Arena. Red House, Dartford Borough Museum, and Sevenoaks Library Museum and Gallery feature a variety of exhibits. Notable landmarks include Down House, Lullingstone Castle, and Lullingstone Roman Villa.
Be sure to get some family photos at Chislehurst Caves, Eagle Heights Wildlife Park, and Royal Observatory. Some of the most popular attractions in the area include Tower of London, London Bridge, and Olympic Stadium. Eltham Palace, St. John's Jerusalem, and Quebec House will also leave an impression.
Getting to Down House
Get to Down House by air. London (LCY-London City) is the closest major airport, 9.8 miles (15.7 km) from Orpington. The next closest airport is London (LGW-Gatwick), 18.5 miles (29.7 km) away. You can get off at Orpington Station if you decide to take the train.