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Gravesend

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Gravesend is in the county of Kent in the South East region of England. Gravesend is a historic town on the river Thames, opposite Tilbury in Essex. Since the late 14th century passengers have been transported to and from London by water on a "Tilt Boat". It is the final resting place of Pocahontas, whose memorial can be seen.

Get in

By train

1 Gravesend station Trains are operated by SouthEastern, Trains run direct from London Bridge, London Waterloo East, London Cannon St or London Charing Cross. The journey takes about 50 minutes.

HS1 from Gravesend to London St Pancras (via Ebbsfleet International and Stratford International) takes a little over 20 minutes.

Get around

By Bus

Local buses are operated by Arriva and Nu-Venture

See

  • 1 Royal Terrace Pier.
  • 2 Gravesend Clock Tower. Built in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee and renovated in 2017.
  • 3 Windmill Hill.
  • 4 Gravesend Pier.
  • 5 Owletts, The Street, Cobham, DA12 3AP (4 miles south of Gravesend), ☏ +44 1732 810378, ✉ owletts@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Do

Buy

  • 1 St. George's Shopping Centre, Bath Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA110TA, ☏ +44 1474 332031. M-Sa 9AM-5:30PM, Su 10:30AM-4:30PM.
  • 2 Thamesgate Shopping Centre (Previously The Anglesea Centre), New Road, Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AF, ☏ +44 1474 350553. M-Sa 8AM-6:30PM, Su 9AM-4:30PM.

Eat

Drink

  • 1 The George, Queen St, DA12 2EE, ☏ +44 1474 352306. M-Th 11AM-11PM, F Sa 11AM-midnight, Su 11AM-10:30PM. Serving up a wide selections of beers and spirits, and with a lively evening atmosphere, an evening in the George is not to be missed. If you happen to be in Gravesend during the month of July, you may be lucky enough to meet local character 'benzo' in the George, during an annual drinking festival.

Sleep

  • 1 The Clarendon Royal Hotel, Royal Pier Rd, ☏ +44 1474 362221.

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