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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

History Museum
“Down House is a site of outstanding international significance. Here the famous scientist Charles Darwin lived with his family for forty years and worked on his revolutionary theories. About 12 minutes drive away.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cinema
“Great local cinema... To get there, you need to get the 208 bus travelling to Orpington. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“If you’d like a stroll in the woods, High Elms is right on our doorstep! With beautiful views and a lovely cafe it’s a great little escape! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you fancy a special meal at a Michelin Star restaurant, this is the place to visit. Booking is a must. We haven't been for a while, but we always felt it was good value for money. Yes expensive, but not as expensive as other Michelin Star'd restaurants. We also recommend getting a taxi there, and back. The only alternative is to get a bus, or drive.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Premise
“Less than 10 minutes walk away. The good news is, when you return it is all down hill.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Corner Shop
“Open Tuesday- Saturday 0900-1700 Sunday 1000-1600 Closed Monday Our family-owned farm shop and deli is housed in a beautifully restored barn. It nestles in rural Kent between Keston and Downe village. We opened our shop because we are passionate about supporting local producers and we go out of our way to offer you the very best, from traditionally-reared meat to Wealden fruit and veg; from local beers to cakes baked especially for us, come see us soon and fill your basket from The Garden Of England.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A very well renowned Chinese restaurant, Xian offer the best oriental food locally! You must book though and it’s often busy! The chicken satay and sizzling steak are gorgeous! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“What better way to spend some time than a relaxing visit to Christmas Tree Farm, just outside the beautiful village of Downe in”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Goddington Park has a wealth of sports facilities for recreational use: Childrens play area, Kick about area, Bowling green, 5 senior football pitch, - 2 cricket squares, 2 rugby pitches, 1 tennis c”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Countrywide Falconry is not run as a visitor centre but offers individual tuition in a more intimate environment. Our three leading falconers (see below for their profiles) have more than 55 years combined experience as Falconers and bird of prey keepers, and delight in passing on their knowledge to enthusiastic members of the public who wish to learn more about these beautiful birds.”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
“If you enjoy Indian food this is the restaurant for you! Found in Orpington High Street, the food is good, the staff pleasant and it’s not too pricy! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Award winning tearoom is situated in the heart of St Mary Cray village and its historic conservation area and offers a delightful dining experience with a return to traditional values. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
Route
  • 1 local recommends