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Things to do in Gravesend and the Borough of Gravesham

The maritime town of Gravesend is an ideal place for a short stay. The borough of Gravesham has the Thames riverside, countryside, historic villages and picturesque parishes for you to enjoy. All this and it’s only 24 minutes from London and has convenient links from Ebbsfleet International Station to continental Europe. So, come and visit Gravesend!

  • Explore Gravesend’s historic riverside and heritage
  • Enjoy good food at one of the traditional pubs along the river
  • Discover the town’s newly refurbished Chartered Borough Market, dating back to 1268
  • Be amazed by the magnificent Sikh Temple, one of the largest in Europe
  • Pay a visit to the villages of Cobham and Higham, both renowned for their numerous historic links, including famous writer Charles Dickens
  • Cyclopark

Market visit & tour

Morning: Visit Gravesend Borough market with a guided tour of the building and the town’s riverside
Lunch: Three Daws - a traditional English pub
Afternoon: Visit Gravesend Gurdwara (Sikh Temple)
Evening: Dinner at one of the many Indian restaurants

Cyclopark and Experiential Fun

Morning: Visit of Gravesend Cyclopark, the largest multi sport open air centre in Europe

Lunch: Street food in Gravesend Market

Afternoon:Experience the Panic Room (Kent’s top rated Escape Rooms) and/or the newly laser tag venue Future Survival

Evening: Heart of the Ocean restaurant

In the footsteps of Charles Dickens

Morning: Walk Cobham Woods to the Darnley Mausoleum
Lunch: The Leather Bottle
Afternoon: Gad’s Hill Place – Dickens’ former home
(set dates only and bookable)
Evening: Dinner at the Knowle restaurant, Higham

Further Things to Do:

Book one of our Historic guided tours around the town and/or a visit to the famous heritage sites such as the Gravesend Cold War Bunker, New Tavern Fort, and St. George's Church (the resting place of Pocahontas).

Or why not try one of our new Experiential tours? Book on "Gravesend and Northfleet Beers" or "Teas, Cakes and Scrumptiousness" Experiences via Gravesend Visitor Information Centre.

And if you are feeling at one with nature, you can also visit Gravesham’s award winning Country Parks - Shorne Woods and Jeskyns Forestry Community Woodland.

For more information about the area please visit Gravesham Tourism Website – Visit Gravesend

Accommodation highlights

Just minutes from Ebbsfleet International, include the Gravesend Best Western Manor Hotel; the historic Clarendon Royal Hotel with its superb views over the River Thames; and Jessamine Guest House, along with two Premier Inns and a Travelodge.

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