Situated in the Borough of Dartford, the town of Dartford is just 16 miles from Central London in the county of Kent. This is the principal town of the area and has become a popular commuter town for those who work in central London. The River Darent flows through the town centre, which is positioned in a valley, and the town boasts a rich history as well as diverse culture and unique character. A number of well-known people have called Dartford home over the years, which includes Anne of Cleves, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Margaret Thatcher and Mackenzie Crook.
There are a number of businesses taking up retail and office space in Dartford. Some of the major retailers have a presence here, including Boots, WH Smith, Sainsbury’s, M&S, and Wilkinson. Other businesses include photographers, advertising firms, investigation agencies, publishers, and website designers. Form Advertising operates from the town as do Title Web Solutions and Donovan and Associates.
Entertainment And Dining Out
When it comes to entertainment you will find a choice of venues and options in Dartford. In the town centre you will find the Orchard Theatre, which hosts a variety of performances, shows and live music events. You can also enjoy the community arts at the Mick Jagger Centre. A variety of eateries can also be enjoyed in and around the town. You can enjoy tasty Indian cuisine at the British Raj or head to the Dartford Greek Taverna for fine Greek cuisine complete with live entertainment.
The A226 is the main road that runs through the town, and this provide convenient connections and road links for drivers as well as those using public transport such as the buses and taxis that serve the area. The A206 is also nearby and this ferries traffic from the riverside developments to the Dartford Crossing. Dartford Railway Station serves several routes, which includes the North Kent Line, the Dartford Loop Line and the Bexleyheath Line. Fastrack bus services also serve the area providing convenient over ground transportation.