The little-known links between north Kent and a native American princess are being celebrated with a series of events in 2017. Pocahontas visited England four centuries ago and now the town of Gravesend, which became her final resting place, is paying homage to her story.
Featuring well-known High Street chain stores, including BHS, Debenhams, Boots The Chemist, Primark and Game and a good variety of independent shops, two shopping centres and a six-day Borough Market hall, Gravesend Town Centre boasts a wide range of good value shopping.
Visit the Gravesend Heritage Quarter and Gravesend's old High Street, then head for the ‘big name' stores in the main shopping street of New Road and the adjoining shopping centres atThamesgate and St George's Centre.
On the edge of town, Imperial Business and Retail Park has larger diy, carpet, food and electricals stores and elsewhere across the borough there are local shopping centres, including Perry Street in Northfleet.
Further afield is the regional shopping and new events venue at Bluewater, Glow Bluewater.