Keston lies on the edge of Hayes Common where evidence has been found of occupation dating back to at least 3,000 BC. Keston Common is registered as a Site of Special Scientific Interest as well as having Ancient Scheduled Monument status.
These days there are three pubs – The Two Doves, The Fox Inn and The Greyhound - the last of which is known as the venue for the Boxing Day performance of the local Morris Dancing side, the Ravensbourne Morris Men, who have performed in aid of charity since the visit of Richard Chamberlain in 1963.
Keston also boasts one of Kent’s best known Farm Shops, Holwood Farm shop and deli, which aims to offer customers a real taste of Kent. Supporting local suppliers, the family-run farm shops offers a wide choice of food and drink including traditionally reared meat, Wealden fruit and veg, cakes and local beers.
The village of Keston is also known for Keston Park, which is a gated community, originally part of the Holwood Estate owned by the Earl of Derby. Its most famous past resident is Margaret Thatcher, who raised her two children there.