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Positioned on the south bank of the River Thames in Kent, Gravesend is in the Borough of Gravesham and is in fact the administrative centre of the area. A vibrant and bustling town, Gravesend boasts a long history and has played an important role in the area’s communication over the years due to its location along the river. A number of historical remains and artefacts have been found in the area over the years, including Roman and Stone Age ones, which gives an indication of the town’s deep seated roots. You will also find a range of landmarks and places of interest around Gravesend, which includes the oldest surviving cast iron pier in the world, Gravesend Town Pier. The Gravesend Clock Tower, the Royal Terrace Pier and Windmill Hill are amongst the other places of interest that can be found in the town.
As well as a daily market hall and a good variety of retailers, Gravesend has a range of office space that is occupied by a range of businesses and professionals. The headquarters of the Port of London Authority Port Control Centre are located here. There are also many big name retail giants that have a presence in the town, including BHS, M&S, Debenhams and Mothercare. Electronics firms, photographers and surveyors are amongst the other businesses and professionals that are based here.
Entertainment And Dining Out
For those who enjoy live entertainment and performances, there are a number of venues that can be found in and around Gravesend. This includes Woodville Halls Theatre as well as Gravesend & District Theatre Guild. You will also find many others types of entertainment from bowling and cinema to pubs where you can enjoy a quiet drink. Many eateries can be found in and around Gravesend, so you will never go hungry. Currys & Dosa is a great place for Indian cuisine while Caesar’s is an excellent choice if you want Italian food. For great British dishes you will love the cooking at Barbutis Modern British Restaurant.
Gravesend offers good road, rail and even ferry transport links for locals and visitors. Drivers and those using buses, taxis and other transportation will find that there are good connections by road, with routes such as the A226, A227 and A2 running through or by the town. Gravesend Railway Station is on the North Kent Line and high speed trains from St Pancras and Stratford pass through Gravesend and onto the Faversham and Sittingbourne.