Chislehurst Caves, Kent

Posted in General, Travel at 8:00 pm by Warren Williams

The Chislehurst caves, are a labyrinth of hand dug passageways, totalling 22 miles in length. Parts of the cave system are thought to be over 4000 years old, and once housed 15,000 people during World War II as an air raid shelter. More recently, concerts were peformed by Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix and other big acts for the acoustic qualities, until health and safety put a stop to such performances.

Due to the low light, ISO 6400 used on all these shots, with the Canon 1D Mk III

Chislehurst Caves

Something you shouldn’t be doing by live explosives

Chislehurst Caves stage - Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix

Showing detail of hand dug caves

A recent addition -Carvings done by a female NZ artist

Temple of Doom?

Zoom effect

What’s up doll?



  1. John said,

    May 23, 2008 at 9:39 am


    You got a ghost!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Is that the White Lady???

  2. Warren Williams said,

    May 24, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    Lol, did you not manage to capture it also? Better order your new lens soon

  3. Candace said,

    May 29, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    loving the NZ carvings!

  4. Candace said,

    May 29, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    omg is that a ghost!
    i’m gonna have nightmares 🙁

  5. Lisa said,

    June 3, 2008 at 8:58 am

    Umm .. is it a ghost?

  6. danielle said,

    July 18, 2009 at 8:38 am

    i had a good experiance down ther the joker blew out our lantern

  7. cave girl said,

    January 31, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    hi can you tell me more about the carving by the nz person ? its great ,, its it big?

  8. Warren Williams said,

    February 1, 2010 at 4:15 am

    Hi Cave Girl,

    I tried researching more into the carving, but couldn’t find much info. It was quite large. Perhaps 3metres wide and tall. I would possibly try emailing the Chistlehurst Caves people, I’m sure they have the details of the artist. 🙂

  9. karin said,

    October 2, 2010 at 4:32 am

    ive went to the caves yesterday with my class on a trip and with my mum i was scared when the man hit the drum and he done the nocies of the bombs i was scared that i just stared to cry i was so so scared

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