The area of Gravesham can be found on the western edge of Maritime Kent, situated on the south bank of the River Thames, a convenient 25 miles from Central London. Its major town, Gravesend, is a progressive town which combines the attractions of an historic town beside the river with outstanding countryside and attractive villages on the slopes of the North Downs. It’s vibrant and still expanding shopping centre draws in shoppers from a wide area, whilst the Blue Water Shopping Centre offers 'West End' style retail therapy and a host of restaurants and other leisure pursuits just a 5 minutes away.
It has excellent schools and academies as well as having many private and public leisure centres and golf courses.
The recently opened Javelin Fast Train service from Gravesend offers an incredible 22 minute journey time to central London. Whilst Ebbsfleet to Europe takes only an 1 hour and 15 minutes, with frequent services to Brussels, Calais, Paris, Disneyland, Tours - France, Moutiers, Avignon, Lille, Nice, Toulon and Bourg St Maurice.
You can visit the home of Charles Dickens at Higham or the Elizabethan Cobham Hall. In Gravesend discover the final resting place of Pocahontas and browse the Chantry Heritage Centre and New Tavern Fort with their association with General Gordon.