2for1 entry by train

How to get toDown Housecar-free

Visit Down House car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

From outside Orpington railway station, take bus R8 to outside Down House (not Sundays). From North Bromley or South Bromley station, hourly bus 146 runs every day to Downe village, a fifteen minute stroll from Down House.

There are trains to Orpington from  London Victoria, Charing Cross and Cannon Street, Sevenoaks, Hastings and elsewhere.

Use our journey planner to get the best route from where you are.

Cyclists welcome - plan your route here

Two tickets for the price of one when you travel by train with a completed voucher.

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains.

About Down House

Down House was the home of scientist Charles Darwin, who formulated his crucial theories of evolution here. Darwin wrote his ground-breaking book On the Origin of Species in the study at Down House and was inspired its gardens.

For any queries about visiting contact Down House on 01689 859119 or

Address: Down House, Luxted Road, Downe, Kent BR6 7JT. Visit Website